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Monday, February 8, 2016


Skill of the Week: Communication

Communication skills are essential to possess at school and in the workplace. Employers search for candidates that have strong written and verbal communication skills. When you land your first job you want to make sure that you are able to effectively communicate with colleagues face-to-face, through emails, letters, and social media. 

How can you improve this skill?
  1. Talk to your professors and find out what areas of writing you may need to improve.
  2. Visit the Learning Commons and work with one of our writing specialists.
To find out more information about how to become a better communicator at school and in the workplace visit:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Skill of the Week: Leadership and Your Career

To wrap up our Skill of the Week series on Leadership, we would like to feature a final quote about leadership from one of our student leaders.
"Being a leader means setting a positive example for your peers and guiding them through the right path."- Mikaela Hay, Junior, Student Activities Committee Vice President

Remember to be a leader academically and socially. Practicing these skills will help guide you to become a strong leader in your career.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Professional Leadership

Do you want to strengthen your leadership skills in your career? This article may help motivate and encourage you to take certain steps to "elevate" your leadership skills.

"To be a leader does not always mean you have to be the one in charge. A leader leads by example and follows the path not everyone takes. A leader is able to get a group of people together to accomplish a task or be the unspoken person encouraging everyone." –Noelle Schillinger, Sophomore, GSLI Emerging and Organizational Leaders Program

Monday, February 1, 2016

Skill of the Week: Leadership

During the month of February, the Career Development Center will be highlighting a “Skill of the Week”. According to NACE's Job Outlook 2016 Survey, employers are seeking specific skills on candidate's resumes, and throughout this month we will provide you with resources that will help you strengthen and develop those skills to prepare you for internships and jobs. 

To kick off the first week in February we will be highlighting: Leadership.

According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers, leadership was the most important skill that employers are looking for in potential candidates. Employers are looking for candidates that are comfortable and confident in leading others, and taking responsibility.
  If you’re looking for opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills and get involved on campus, below are some resources to help you:

“I believe that being a leader means guiding others towards achieving goals. Leaders set a positive example for others and are action-oriented. Leaders can recognize the strengths in a group and draw from their strengths. They thrive on their ability to take the initiative on tasks, empower others, and create leaders. A leader is a catalyst for change. Leaders are driven by their strong moral compass and demonstrate respect towards others and themselves.” –Christina Harris, Senior, GSLI Exceptional Leader

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Emerging Trends for Job Search in 2016

From a  LinkedIn article by Hank Boyer.

We asked the experts for their predictions about what career management and job search trends will impact employees in 2016 and 2017.  Here’s what they told us…

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