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New Year – New Start – New Career?

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“Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End” – Seneca

We were all ready for 2021 to end. It was a year we won’t soon forget and will be marked in our minds and for many in our hearts for years to come. Along with the pandemic, it was the year of the Great Resignation. For some, that meant early retirement or leaving an unfulfilling job to finally start that business you have been talking about for years. For others that lost jobs, uncertainty, lack of clarity, and figuring out what to do next is probably your focus for 2022. 

According to the Labor Department’s monthly report on job openings, the labor market’s record churn reached new heights in November, with 4.5 million workers quitting or changing their jobs, the highest number in the survey’s history. 

What does this mean for you if you are in the market for a new job? 

The World Economic Forum says: “We have yet to see what a post-pandemic world and workplace will look like. What we can already see is that how we organize work and work together will not return to the way it was before the pandemic. Many companies have announced that their employees never have to return to the office full-time. I would expect to see a post-pandemic work organization as one that moves away from a one-size-fits-all approach towards one that allows individual and asynchronous organization of work and work settings. “

The world of work is changing, and you might need some help to gain clarity, confidence, and job search skills to create a plan for what’s next. Unfortunately, we can not control what is happening in the market, but you can manage your response to it and get the support you need during this time of uncertainly. 

No matter the reason, if you are looking for your first job, changing careers, or looking for a new position as a mid – experienced alumni, Alumni Career Services is here to support you. Check out our newly updated and easy-to-use Career Center website

 Below are our upcoming offerings for Alumni seeking help:

This 2-hour retreat is meant for recent graduates who are transitioning to the world of work. Alumni who attend this retreat will be provided with the foundational tools needed to create a job search action plan for their first job after graduation.

  • Come to a Virtual Alumni Career Chat on Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 starting February 9th on Zoom
  • Schedule a One:One appointment with an Alumni Career Coach on * Handshake
  • Virtual Spring ‘22 Job and Internship Fairs
    Register on *Handshake »

Registration opens on January 27th at 8:00 pm for virtual one:one 10-minute sessions and 30-minute group informational sessions.

    • IT & Engineering – February 11 – 1:00-5:00

    • Business, Communications, and Journalism – February 18 –  1:00-4:00

    • Healthcare, Research & Human Services – March 4 – 1:00-4:00

* Handshake HELP

Visit the Handshake page on the Career Center Website to get help on how to update your student account to an alum account or how to create an account.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Marie.Parziale@StonyBrook.edu.

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