Before you begin trying to secure a great externship, internship, co-op, or full-time position, there are a few skills you need to develop first: resume writing, interviewing skills, and networking.
Resumes are documents that sell your skills and experiences to a potential employer before you even speak to them. Interviews are opportunities for an employer to learn more about you and for you to sell yourself in person. The Center for Career & Professional Development can assist you in developing these skills.
While a resume can get your foot in the door, the interview is what can ultimately secure that dream job. Interviewing is a learned skill that must be practiced. This section will provide you with some tips to help you get started.
In today's working world, over 75% of positions are obtained via networking...75%! A simple conversation or a targeted contact can net you that dream job. Whether you are a first-year undergraduate or a third-year PhD candidate, now is the time to create your network of contacts and start building those positive relationships.