Career Development Services

Professional Development and Career Planning

Cover Letters

A cover letter is your introduction to an employer. In this letter, you should briefly describe your interest in a position and summarize your qualifications.

Critical Skills

Each year the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducts a survey to learn the types of skills/qualities employers value in recruiting new hires. Learn more about what these critical skills.

Dressing for Success

Did you know that you are evaluated by the interviewer before you even speak? They have probably come to several conclusions about you, and may have already decided that you are not the person for the job. Your integrity, personality, and attitude towards your career may be judged on one piece of very important evidence: Your appearance.


Tools, tips, preparation activities, before and after the interview. All you need to know about the interview process.


Your résumé should be a brief highlight of your experiences and education. The goal of your résumé is to effectively market yourself to potential employers, and to obtain an interview. There is no one right way to write a résumé.

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