Internship and Career Services (ICS) offers a wide array of resources and tools to help students and alumni obtain their career goals. Students are encouraged to visit the office early in their college experience to meet the staff and to take advantage of the many services available. ICS offers one-on-one career advising appointments to all students and alumni. Typical appointment topics include:
- Resume building and Critiques
- Cover letter guidance
- Practice interviews
- Self assessment resources
- Grad School resources
- Gap year information
- Networking resources and tips
- Internship and job search strategies
- Student employment assistance
ICS also offers the summer eCritique service available Memorial Day through Labor Day. eCritique is a convenient way to receive a resume or cover letter critique via e-mail while away from campus. Simply e-mail your document to email@example.com, and indicate the type of position you are looking to obtain and a job description if possible. Your document will be critiqued and returned to you within three business days.
Peer Career Advisor Program
If you are a student who needs quick career advising help, come meet with our available Peer Career Advisors this Fall 2018 semester! No need to schedule an appointment ahead of time, just walk right in!
Who are the Peer Career Advisors?
This program supports the involvement of Butler undergraduates in assisting their peers with career information, resources, and referrals. Peer Career Advisors are undergraduate students trained in providing quick and timely career assistance, like resume/cover letter critiques, internship or job search advice, interview preparation advice, and more! Peer Career Advisors meet with students for 15-30 minute open drop-in appointments.
What do Peer Career Advisors do?
They can help you with:
- Reviewing resumes and cover letters or providing information on how to get started
- Assisting with job and internship searches and providing interview tips
- Providing resources for exploring occupations and industry sectors
- LinkedIn critiques
- How to use Handshake
- Supplying information on ICS programs, services, and resources
- Answering general career-related questions
Meet with a Peer Career Advisor
Peer Career Advisors hold drop-in office hours in Atherton Union 315, Monday-Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. No appointment necessary. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should bring any documents (e.g. resumes, cover letters, application materials) you would like to review. Meet our Fall 2018 Peer Career Advisors below:
Hello fellow Dawgs, I’m Anu Kadampelil! I am currently a junior majoring in both Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry and I am pumped to be a part of ICS’s Peer Career Advisor Program once again this year! In addition to this program, I am also a Student Assistant at ICS. I am originally from Montgomery, IL, which is one hour west of Downtown Chicago. Some career goals I have are to work in research and help others in the process. While on-campus, I am heavily involved in ResLife, the Society of Women in Engineering (SWE), and the South Asian Student Association (SASA). When I am not doing all that or studying, I like to hang out with friends, explore Indianapolis, and eat crepes in Broad Ripple. Since being a Peer Career Advsior last semester, I thoroughly enjoy conversing with students and helping them through the process of creating their resume. I can’t wait to see you during my drop-in hours!
Hey, Bulldogs! My name is Justin Poythress, and I am super excited to be returning to the ICS office as a Peer Career Advisor this year! I am a senior majoring in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Religion, and I am originally from Geneva, IL. I’m still exploring options of possible career paths, but further down the road, I know that I would like to work in the nonprofit sector. This last summer I interned with the Indiana state government, and this upcoming spring, I will be interning with the Global Mobility Tax department at PricewaterhouseCoopers downtown Indianapolis. I love music, playing the drums, and traveling. On campus, I represent campus as the Vice President of Finance for SGA, I have held positions in BUDM and my fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, I’ve served as a SOG for the last three years, and I’ve even gotten the chance to play drums for the Butler Basketball Band! When I’m not working or catching up on homework, you can catch me listening to new music/podcasts, reading a new book, or just sitting around a bonfire with some friends. I wanted to be a Peer Career Advisor because after working as a Student Assistant in the ICS office for the last three years, I’ve seen firsthand the value that even simple resume critiques and Handshake advice can have, and I look forward to growing my own skill set in this area so that I can better serve other Butler students.
Hi! My name is Rebecca VanVliet, and I’m a senior Marketing major and French minor with a passion and career plans for event management. I’m originally from Columbus, Ohio, but Butler has made me fall in love with Indianapolis and all it has to offer. My favorite place in the city is Newfields, one of Indy’s best art museums – Butler students get a free membership, and it’s within walking distance! On campus, I’m involved in (and love to talk about) Best Buddies, Her Campus, and the Independent Student Council. I value being a Peer Career Advisor because I love to use the skills that I’ve learned from Internship and Career Services to help my fellow Dawgs succeed!
Questions about the Peer Career Advisor program? Contact Alyssa Laskowski in ICS or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ICS Career Development Model
Career development is a lifelong process. It's not something that begins two weeks before graduation and ends when you find an internship or a job. It also takes reflection at every step. Learn more about the ICS Career Development Model:
LC301: Career Planning Strategies: Foundations for Success
LC301 is designed to teach life-long career planning skills critical to both a smooth and successful transition from college to the workplace. Assignments will include job search fundamentals including identifying your skills, resume and cover letter composition, interviewing, one-on-one networking with professionals, and career research. Additionally, students will learn to navigate the many transitions and challenges faced by new graduates. This course is intended for juniors and seniors and is currently offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Please contact Courtney Rousseau at email@example.com for more information.
Tips for Applying Online Using Applicant Tracking Systems
Several organizations use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), a software application that enables the electronic handling of a company’s recruitment needs and a way to pre-filter resumes. A recent webinar provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shared insights and advice to career center professionals to ensure those applying through online systems have the best chance possible of matching key words and scoring high in the candidate pool. View our Formatting Resumes for Online Applicants tip sheet.