Grow Your Career Network

Making connections is one of the most important things you can do while in college. From a career standpoint, the conversations that you have with others about their careers, the culture of the organizations where they work, and recommendations people can offer about how to break into a particular field can be incredibly valuable. These conversations can help you assess career fit and to uncover potential employment opportunities…sometimes before they are even posted.

The articles and resources on this page are designed to help you gain confidence about engaging in conversations with people from a career lens. Sometimes these conversations may be a structured informational interviews. Sometimes these conversations will be a matter of asking a speaker a few questions after a presentation they give on-campus. Other times, you might engage in dialogue at a networking event. Whatever form these conversations may take, remember it is all about connecting with and learning from others.

What Is Virtual Networking?

Networking plays an essential role in your job search and beyond. It introduces you to people in your field and at other companies, allows you to learn more about your profession, and gives you opportunities to help others.

While professional …

By Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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Interviewing – Thank you Letters

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The thank-you letter is one of the most important, yet least used, tools in a job search. When well done, thank-you letters can establish goodwill, express appreciation, restate your interest and enthusiasm for the job, and strengthen …

By Beth Loell
Beth Loell Assistant Director, Career Services
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Standing Out in a Crowded Healthcare Job Market

In today’s healthcare landscape, the competition is intense. In the best locations, it can seem that countless qualified professionals are vying for highly coveted positions. How do you make your application stand out? Here, we’ll explore key strategies to differentiate …

By HospitalRecruiting
HospitalRecruiting is an online healthcare job board for physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals. Visit our site to view current medical practice and employment opportunities or navigate to our Healthcare Career Resources Blog for more great articles like this one!
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The Job Seeker’s Social Media Survival Kit

For better or worse, social media is part of the hiring process. According to a 2020 survey, 45 percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals on Ivy Exec said they “always” check candidates’ social media profiles. With another 30 …

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Earn Credit and Gain Important Job Search Skills

Is landing a job or internship on your list of goals for the next year? We have a course that can help you with that!

For many students, the process of searching for an internship or job can be a …

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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Candid Career

Candid Career provides career planning and career information videos to help students learn about job options, industries and job search …

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Informational Interviews

PDF: An informational interview is an interview with someone currently working in a field of interest to you.

Job Search Letters Guide

PDF: Cover Letter, Letter of Inquiry, Informational Interview Request, Thank you/Follow-up Letter

LinkedIn Profile Checklist

PDF: Use this checklist to help ensure that the LinkedIn profile you have created contains all the essential elements.

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