Back-to-school, get started on Handshake

  As a member of the Bobcat network, you have an exceptional opportunity to join Handshake, the ultimate career network for students. Talent, meet opportunity. The Handshake tagline speaks to their goal to "democratize opportunity" by expanding students' networks to top companies around the world—including all the Fortune 500s. As of this writing, over 250k … Continue reading Back-to-school, get started on Handshake

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 NOT to panic about your job search

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

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

Do your resume and cover letter reflect your best self?

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?

Learn how to tell your STAR stories for your next interview

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

Reaching for a higher position

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