Career Development Associate Director:

  • Career & Experiential Education Center

Career & Experiential Education Center:

Current Career Development Offerings Available to Students

The Career & Experiential Education Center’s Career Development Associate Director offers a unique approach to Career Development as a certified "Designing Your Life" Coach, with techniques rooted in a Design Thinking mindset . Students and alumni may make an appointment to work on any of the following:

  • Resume Critiques
  • Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Tips/Tricks
  • Cover Letter Critiques
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • E-Portfolio Development/Critiques
  • Skills Assessments
  • Odyssey Plans/Goal Planning
  • How to Build Your Network
  • Graduate School Advising
  • Mock Interviews
  • Informational Interviews/Life Design Interviews
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Opportunity to Enroll in Advanced Professional Development Courses: CED 370 "Creating Your Career: How to Map Your Professional Journey" and CED 303 "Charting Your Path to Graduate School"

COVID-19 has certainly had an effect on the job market and our economy. During these uncertain times, it is important that you work to differentiate yourself from your peers. Take advantage of this shift in the world to better yourself, update all of your professional materials, learn something new, increase your network and plan for what’s next. It’s possible that employers will ask about how you took advantage of this “down time” in future job interviews. Here are some suggestions for to help increase your marketability:

  • Volunteer 
  • Learn a new language
  • Check with local temp agencies for temporary jobs, which can lead to full time employment
  • Research remote work opportunities
  • Design a website
  • Organize an e-portfolio of your accomplishments
  • Take an unpaid internship if you can find one/can afford to
  • Research graduate school programs
  • Attend virtual networking events/young professional virtual meet ups/webinars/virtual town halls
  • Find a way to get involved in your community organizations (most are still holding a variety of virtual options)
  • Take a free online class
  • Obtain a certification pertinent to your field
  • Improve upon weaknesses in your skillset
  • Conduct virtual Life Design Interviews
  • Perfect your professional materials: Resume, Cover letter, LinkedIn profile
  • Keep connections/conversations going with your professional references to keep them abreast of how you are further developing yourself and your skillset
  • Take time to master a variety of programs and/or specific technology utilized in your field/industry

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