Although real world preparation is not something that I have just started, it is something that I am getting more serious about as the end of the school year, and my undergraduate career, approaches.
Thankfully, McDaniel does a great job of preparing their students for life after college. The first step is gaining experience while in school. This can be achieved through the multiple opportunities for community service and leadership on campus. It can also happen by landing an internship and gaining experience related to your major.
The Center for Opportunity and Experience (CEO) can not only get you connected with local businesses for jobs and internships, but they also hold job and internship fairs each semester and bring recruiters to campus. There will also be a variety of networking events to meet alumni and students.
The CEO can also help with everything in between. They will help you out with interview preparation, giving helpful pointers and practicing with you. They will also read over and review your resume and work with you individually to put your best foot forward.
The best part? If you are unemployed anywhere down the line after graduation, you can always go back and McDaniel will help you out. This definitely gives me a positive feeling for my future.