Opportunity is knocking: Introducing LeeU Briefcase, a new career resource for students
For many college students, finding an internship or full-time job before graduation can be a daunting, time-consuming task.
Now, Lee students can have more peace of mind through LeeU Briefcase, which will allow them to connect with employers and learn about potential job opportunities.
LeeU Briefcase was launched by Lee’s Center for Calling and Career in the fall of 2016 as a branch of Purple Briefcase, an online platform used by many schools for students to see advertised positions and learn about networking events. The site also includes helpful video clips and tips for interviewing and applying for jobs.
Golden Madume, the assistant director for the Center of Calling and Career, explained how LeeU Briefcase has improved the university’s outreach to students seeking employment.
“In the past, we typically would just get emails or phone calls from employers looking for interns,” Madume said. “We would post on social media and send emails to professors. Well, of course that is very disjointed because some students would get information and some wouldn’t.”
Emily Martin, a junior PR major, has activated her LeeU Briefcase account in pursuit of summer internships.
“[LeeU Briefcase] has provided me with leads for internships that I probably wouldn’t have found otherwise,” Martin said. “Though I’m still seeking an internship, I feel like I’ve found multiple options and will probably check out Briefcase a year from now when I’m looking for post-grad work.”
Many students registered for LeeU Briefcase during the initial launch, but the Center for Calling and Career has seen a steady increase of registrants since.