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…
First things first, put down the tissues and remind yourself why you went to college in the first place—to get a degree that will lead to a successful job and life—and YOU DID IT! Congratulations are in order! Next, stop talking to your friends about the jobs they already have lined up after graduation. According … Continue reading How NOT to panic about your job search
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
This month we’re continuing our theme of branding yourself by talking about our treasure chest, resume checklist, and cover letter checklist worksheets. When it comes to branding yourself for an employer, your resume and cover letter say it all, by telling them who you are before you even walk in the door. It’s important to … Continue reading Do your resume and cover letter reflect your best self?
Last week we talked about branding yourself and introduced the six leadership skills. An essential element of branding yourself is being able to articulate the qualities and characteristics people know they are always going to get from you. Today, we are going to review the STAR Method, which is a structure for answering interview questions … Continue reading Learn how to tell your STAR stories for your next interview
Is there an internship or job that you really want, but on the application, you don’t meet all of the qualifications? Well, then you should probably give up on that dream and settle for something else. Just kidding! Actually, you should apply for that position anyway, at least that’s some advice that I’ve been given … Continue reading Reaching for a higher position
Internship application season is already gearing up for some majors and we know it can be a stressful time for students. There are hundreds of internships out there and it can be hard to decide which ones you should apply for, what skills and experiences you should showcase and who you should ask to be … Continue reading A career playlist for when internship applications have you stressed