Career Development Tips

Advance your career by taking advantage of the many opportunities afforded to you in graduate school. From jobs as a TA (Teacher’s Assistant) to internships, part-time jobs and fellowships, there are a multitude of ways for you to develop your career while still in school. Get help writing your resume, preparing for interviews and landing your desired position after graduating from your Masters or PH.D. program.

Career Development: Stage of Career

Career Development: Stage of Career

Are you at the very beginning of your career - or in the later stages? In the former case, you need to think more about where you want to be than where you have been. In the latter case, you need to consider what you have done to this point - as that usually provides a lot of direction for your next steps. In the earlier stages, it can be challenging to gain a focus, whereas in later stages it can be difficult to think about things out of a particular range of focus!
Career Development: Aptitude and Personality Testing

Career Development: Aptitude and Personality Testing

It can be helpful to take some various tests that can give you some insights about yourself - and about other people with whom you might work – and how you work in various situations. These can enable you to more confidently and comfortably set a direction, manage a situation, or develop some aspect of your capabilities. Some examples of these tests include: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Career Strengths Test, and the MAPP Career Assessment Test, but there are many more.
Career Development: Hard Skills and Soft Skills

Career Development: Hard Skills and Soft Skills

Preference for hard skills versus soft skills is a key career development consideration. Hard skills, where there is definite knowledge and expertise, is preferable to many people. Soft skills, which includes such things as communications and ‘people skills’, may be your preference. Ideally, anyone will have some combination of both – but there is an inherent preference and a tendency to rely on one more than the other. In terms of career the best combination for you?
Career Development: Highly or Loosely Structured Approach

Career Development: Highly or Loosely Structured Approach

You may prefer a more structured environment…or a more loosely structured environment. It’s a personal preference, and in all likelihood any environment will necessarily have elements of both. Your preference, and the jobs and environments that you desire will surely have a clear influence on how you develop your career – and your skills. In the end, you just need to know what you are doing…but how you get there is up to you.
Is a Nudge a Good Thing? How We are Pushed to Make Choices

Is a Nudge a Good Thing? How We are Pushed to Make Choices

We all make a lot of choices every day and it can be a very private issue but what if your decisions are based on something else? What is it that we use to make choices? Better still, what is the benefit of making good choices and how are we nudged to make up our minds? What is a nudge and do we even know when we are being nudged? These are important concepts that will help to inform what’s important to you and how you are helped to create decisions.
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