In your first year as a Bobcat…

At the Career and Leadership Development Center, we're often heard saying, "Career early. Career often." What does that mean to us? It means that your development as a professional—whatever type of professional you want to be—takes time, reflection, effort, and trial and error. It means, you won't achieve your aspirations overnight, but by starting early … Continue reading In your first year as a Bobcat…

How to partner with us

Over the years, partnerships between university colleges and departments, external stakeholders and even student organizations, and the Career and Leadership Development Center have taken many forms. We have an engaged and enthusiastic team eager to create opportunities for student growth. From infusing our workshops into classes and events to hosting specialized events with employers, we’ve … Continue reading How to partner with us

Use your resources, use your network

This month our theme focuses on using your resources to build your career and leadership skills. Kacey Schaum, assistant director for the College of Arts and Sciences, shares a few stories about how networking can be a great tool and resource in your professional career. Networking in action In my own career, I’ve seen the … Continue reading Use your resources, use your network

Use your resources

Over the last several months, we’ve explored three different themes: Know Yourself, Know Your Options, and Brand Yourself. When discussing these themes, we’ve made sure to include resources geared toward each topic to help you in your career development. Some of these resources included different reflection worksheets, career tools like major exploration, and videos highlighting … Continue reading Use your resources

Brand yourself, leadership skills employers are seeking

Know yourself. Know your options. If you visualize the career development process as a pyramid, those two concepts make up its base. This is because the more you know about yourself and your options the more confidently you make career decisions. But, what happens once you’ve made those career choices—such as the industry you want … Continue reading Brand yourself, leadership skills employers are seeking

Know yourself, know your strengths

We’ve all probably taken a career test before to try to figure out which career path we should or shouldn’t go down, but what exactly is the value of those tests? Many have the experience of being given results that seem inaccurate or unrelatable. When I took one in high school it said I should … Continue reading Know yourself, know your strengths

Know yourself, know your values

How important are your values to your career path? They should probably be very important and an integral part of your decision-making process as you choose a career, as well as the companies or businesses you are aspiring to work for. These values can be anything from honesty and integrity to helping others and problem-solving. … Continue reading Know yourself, know your values