Leverage Winter Break for Career Planning

Winter break is a perfect opportunity to spend some time reflecting on your career goals, researching potential career paths, updating your resume and LinkedIn profile, and more. The Knowlton Center for Career Exploration and the Red Frame Lab have a few opportunities scheduled in mid-January, as well as Denison Edge with Spring 2024 programs beginning in February. In addition, check out opportunities for career building experiences that can happen on your own time during break.

Scheduled Events

Senior Career Ready Bootcamp
Return to campus early this Winter Break and kick your future into shape! You will:

  • Participate in resume and cover letter workshops
  • Spend structured time searching for jobs with side-by-side career coach support
  • Send out MANY applications
  • Have FUN!

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 7th
Return to Campus: January 9th
Bootcamp Dates: January 10th-12th

The Journey Program: Winter Break Early Arrival
Are you a sophomore or junior looking to embark on your career exploration journey? Then join us for the Winter Break edition of the Journey Program!

  • Engage in an immersive career exploration experience
  • Identify your personal career thesis
  • Develop a career planning roadmap for the rest of your Denison career
  • Complete an up-to-date resume, cover letter draft, and LinkedIn profile

Return to Campus: January 10th
Program Dates: January 11th-12th
Apply By: December 7th

UX Design Workshop – Red Frame Lab
User eXperience (UX) Design is simply about creating a better experience. A better experience might mean someone comes back for more, refers a friend, is willing to overcome barriers to engage, or buys more products or services.  If your thing involves people, there’s an opportunity to intentionally design a better experience for them. UX Design is fun and a great way to reframe something you’re trying to make happen. Learn how to do it with the Red Frame Lab in their 3-day UX Design Workshop.

Thursday: Food and introduction. Friday: Off-campus UX research activity. Saturday: On-campus designing, presentations, and dinner.

Dates: January 11-13, 2024
Registration Deadline: December 8, 2023

Denison Edge Spring 2024 Programs
Make time this winter break to browse and sign up for a 2024 Denison Edge program! Denison Edge credentials, accelerators, and workshops are free for Denison students and transportation is provided on program evenings. Sign up here. Questions? Email edge@denison.edu.

Dates: February 2024-April 2024 

*dates vary based on program

Complete on your own time

Ten-Day Internship Challenge

We get it (and we’ve been there)! The search for an internship is tough. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’ve broken the search process down into 10 simple steps. If you spend just a little bit of time over 10 days of your break (or do a few steps a day to get ahead!) you will be in great shape to land a summer internship.

Forage | Virtual | Anytime
Forage provides bite-sized 5-6 hour virtual work experience programs that give you a genuine career advantage with the world’s top companies.  Forage students are 71% more likely to land a job than the average applicant by completing a company’s virtual experience program. By investing just a few hours this winter break on an experience of your choice, you will build skills and vital experience to share on your resume and LinkedIn.

Ask a Denisonian | Virtual | Anytime

With more than 30,000 alumni, there’s always a Denisonian willing to offer advice or make connections. All you have to do is ask.  Winter break is a great time to connect with alumni in your area to learn more about their career pathways. Our technology (powered by Protopia) uses AI to find the best experts to answer you. Ask your question to alumni today!