Building Skills

Goals:

  • Strengthen your communication skills
  • Develop global awareness
  • Refine your career goals
  • Begin developing your post-graduation plan
  • Try out career interests through experience
  • Build your professional network, including faculty and staff

You, in a nutshell: the elevator pitch. Learn how to make an impression in no time flat.

More to Explore:

Networking: Talk to Anyone and Everyone The more people you speak with, the more likely opportunities will come your way.

Anatomy of a Cover Letter Learn how to write a letter that will set you apart from the competition.

Anatomy of a Resume Showcase your credentials and achievements in ways that will make employers take notice.

The Mosaic: Your Major and Beyond Learn how to make all the pieces fall into place, from the courses you take to the people you meet.

Internships: Getting Your Feet Wet An internship is a great place to make contacts, develop your professional skills, and broaden your horizons.

Recommended Reading List

Networking, A Beginner’s Guide, by Bruce A. Hallberg

Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections, by Ivan Misner, David Alexander and Brian Hilliard

Best Resumes for College Students And New Grads: Jump-Start Your Career! by Louise Kursmark

Dynamic Cover Letters: How to Write the Letter That Gets You the Job, by Katherine Hansen and Randall Hansen

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