Ah… winter break. The perfect time to sleep, eat, watch TV and of course, work on your resumes and cover letters for the upcoming year. Whether you’re at home, on campus or traveling, here are some suggestions to keep you on track with your professional development while still having a good time.

1. Take a self-assessment. Know what your personality type is? Want to know what jobs best suit your personality? Contact the Career Center to gain access to “Do What You Are,” a professional self-assessment to better tailor your academic and professional goals.

Have you been agonizing over applications for jobs or internships? Trying to spice up that ol’ resume or cover letter? Or simply wondering what your niche is? Fret not: your friendly, neighborhood Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are here to help. We will kick off this first article of our new, biweekly column by introducing the new job database Quest, the hiring cycle for jobs, and the do’s/do not’s of resume writing!