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Your Toolbox

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Tools and ResourcesConsider this website and the Center for Student Professional Development to be a set of tools to help you get to where you want to go.

Because everyone's needs are unique, there are no set guidelines concerning what tools or resources you will need to use. And no matter where you start, these tools can make a huge difference in your future.

This section of the website is designed to give you quick and easy access to the tools you need, when you need them. While there are many tools available to you, you may not need to use all of them. However, keep in mind that the more varied your approach is, the more likely you are to have better and greater results.

Below you will find a brief description of what you will find in the different categories of this section. Each section contains relevant online resources and videos which should be taken advantage of by you. Optionally, if you are just getting started, you may wish to review each section below.

Explore the Possibilities
Exploring the Possibilities - Find clarity concerning your career and life goals. Take control over the next step in your journey.
Focus on a Cluster
Focusing on an Industry Cluster - Get more specific advice and feedback about your goals by engaging in cluster-specific services, resources, and events.
Etiquette
Etiquette - Being professional and the appropriate etiquette will aid you no matter what other tools you use, while the lack of it will likely stop all your efforts.
Explore the Possibilities
Researching - Researching let's you see the company, industry, or job in a more realistic and practical way than just dreaming about what it might be.

Networking - Leveraging your network is a natural process that increases the opportunities and possibilities for you.

Informational Interviewing - Discover more about a company, industry, or job by asking someone who is already doing it.

Cover Letters - Learn how to customize your cover letters to accurately target a specific opportunity.

Resume - Master the art of writing a resume that matches your narrative and tailor it to match your goals.

Interviewing - Prepare for the variety of interviewing techniques and practice your skills with these resources.

Online Resources - A one-stop collection of various online resources for your convenience.

 

Need help?

The staff of the Center for Student Professional Development are eager to support you in identifying and pursing professional opportunities. Our career coaching staff  is available for individual and group coaching appointments and professional development programs.

It is through the coaching relationship that you will maximize your opportunities and fully leverage Center resources to meet your professional development needs.

To get started, stop by the Center during our walk-in hours and meet with a Career Coach. This 20-minute session gives you a chance to have your resume critiqued, get answers to your questions, or develop an action plan for next steps.