Skill Builder to teach career skills


For students, real world experience in their field of study can be invaluable to their futures. The upcoming Skill Builder, “Internships and Summer Jobs” will be held in the Back Room of the University Center from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. During “Internships and Summer Jobs,” NMU students will be informed about the advisement provided by the Career Service Center and how to better make use of it. Assistant Director of Career Services Steven LaFond will host the Skill Builder. The Skill Builder will help provide information on summer jobs and internships for students so that they may get experience in their areas of study. “Students who register for the Skill Builder can expect to learn about how career services can work for them,” said LaFond. At the Skill Builder, students will be instructed on how to use the Career Services Web site to find employers who are looking for workers in their field of interest. Additionally, students will be provided with information about employers, when job fairs are occurring and a timeline outlining what steps students should take in planning their jobs and internships each year. LaFond said he hopes that students will not be under the perception that if a student is not a graduating senior, the Skill Builder won’t apply to him or her. “Start as early as possible, and if you are looking for a summer job, you could have started this fall. It’s never too early to start looking for a summer job or internship,” LaFond said. To register, students can call Janet Crick at 227-1771 or e-mail [email protected] There will be limited seating and there is no cost for students to attend.