The Hannifan Center for Career Connections, located on the first floor of the library, is a powerful resource for students looking to explore their professional capabilities. The center offers a variety of potential tools, services and opportunities in order to best prepare Lynn graduates for the real world after they receive their degrees.
“Career Connections uses a personal approach to help you pursue your profession,” explained Kevin Ma, graduate student and front desk receptionist for the office.
One of the services offered by the center every week is Walk-In Wednesdays, a helpful way for students to get into the office to get the guidance they need.
The purpose of Walk-In- Wednesdays, which begin at 10 a.m., is to provide a greater amount of flexibility for students with particularly busy class schedules. Typically, appointments must be made with Career Connections in advance, but on these days the prior appointments are not necessary.
Hopeful students can sit with one of the staff members who work on behalf of the office to perfect their resume, scout new networking opportunities or look for job and internship openings. Those without a specific idea in mind can come to ask questions to get a better sense of what their future could potentially hold.
“They work closely with you and get to know you even outside of campus to find your perfect fit,” continued Ma.
Career Connections is capable of counseling students to help figure out what they might like to do as a career, working on students’ interviewing skills and linking young professionals up with local business leaders who can provide advice or mentorship opportunities. Each student is handled on a case-by-case basis, so a student who decides to take advantage of the resource is highly likely to receive personal benefits from the experience.
For more information about Walk-In Wednesdays or to contact the Center for Career Connections, students can access their page on myLynn or stop by from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.