Career Services hosts Sweet Monday encouraging post-grad success

Career+Services+hosted+Sweet+Monday+on+March+28.

Photo courtesy of Career Services

Career Services hosted Sweet Monday on March 28.

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter

Career Services hosted Sweet Monday on March 28, offering all students the opportunity to drop in for help from career ambassadors and enjoy free Krispy Kreme donuts. The themed studio event ran from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and offered guidance on resumes, cover letters, professional profile building and more.

Aaditya Dhiman, Aadeesh Dhiman, and Carly Kallen, career ambassadors, helped organize and operate the event as a means of encouraging students to utilize the resources career services offer. Like other interactive offices on campus, engagement with career services declined during the pandemic.

Kallen hoped that by hosting Sweet Monday, traffic in the office would increase and students would be able to gain help in their career planning while having fun with the ambassadors and enjoying some free sweets. By reaching out directly to freshmen and sophomores as well as posting fliers around campus, the trio called the event a success and were able to meet with a large number of students.

The three career ambassadors state just how beneficial a visit to the career services office can be for students, regardless of their year. Aaditya and Aadeesh Dhiman, both freshmen, knew about the office prior to attending OU. They each note how coming in for help with interview prep, resumes and more allowed them to excel in their career search and even join the ambassador team.

“I didn’t even have a resume before coming here,” Aadeesh said. “I got to make a resume, I got to prepare for interviews and then eventually interview for this job. It really helped me be more prepared as an individual, not only for this job but also for my future interviews I had with some different employers.”

Not only does the drop-in studio aid students with resumes and cover letters, they also offer support with preparing for events like career fairs on campus, establishing professional profiles on platforms like LinkedIn, and how to utilize and navigate Handshake.

In addition to Sweet Monday, career services will also be hosting similar themed studio events during April. On Thursday, April 7, Careers and Coffee will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where students are able to drop into North Foundation for some coffee and conversations about career planning or help with interviews, resumes, and more.

Candy Land Mayhem, a themed event that offers a chance to win candy and prizes, will take place on Wednesday, April 13. Students are able to drop in whenever their schedule allows for help with career prep. The trio will also be operating a table near Elliott Clock Tower with free donuts and hot chocolate at some point this month.

Career services offers drop-in sessions regularly on Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is required and the drop-in studio is available on campus and virtually.

For more information, students can visit the Career Services page on the OU website. Kallen also encourages students to check out their social media pages as well as the events tab on Handshake to stay in touch with future event offerings.