Career Development

The Career Development Process

The career development process begins as soon as you enter school. It starts with exploring your interests, skills, and narrowing your options and finding the right fit. As graduate students you have developed your careers and gained experienced and you have learned that the process is life-long. Every experience you have at CIAM helps define where you want to go next. Start here by reviewing the process. Then dig into the site to learn more. 

Resumes, Letters and Profiles

Resumes, Letters and Profiles

Conducting your job search is essentially marketing yourself, thus your resume, cover letter, online profiles and references — including social sites and employer application sites — are your most powerful tools. They do the talking before you have a chance to meet face-to-face and become the means in how you brand yourself.

Like other career skills, it just takes practice and a little brainstorming.

Self -exploration

By reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits and skills (VIPS), you gain insight that can help you uncover your optimal career path and work environment.

  • VIPs
  • Transferable Skills
  • Self-Assessments
  • Assessment Inventories

We can help.

Career Services is here to help you assess your values, interests, personality and skills as you begin to make decisions about majors and your future career.

Interviewing

Interviewing

Organizations use interviews to determine if you are the best fit for the job. Give yourself an advantage by understanding what to expect at an interview from impressing recruiters during an initial meeting to managing job offers.​​​​​​

Networking

Networking

Networking is one of the most effective ways to find a job. Determining who to network with and how to communicate professionally is important and the resources here will help you make connections that stick. Networking involves meeting people as well as social media.

Job Search

Job Search

After your assessment with skills and interests defined, you can begin your job search. There are a variety of opportunities and resources available for you.​​​​​ This is an exciting part of the process, and there are a range of organizations seeking bright, motivated talent.

Begin with strategy.

A strategy in place will set the foundation for your job search. This will help you narrow your options and take action when you land on one (or several) that you are interested in. Customize your strategy and search for options. Create targeted resumes, cover letters and online profiles. Boost your skills (and confidence) with our resources on interviewing and networking for success. 

Develop your Job Search Strategy

Once you have a job search strategy and a resume in hand. Now it’s time to start looking for internship and job opportunities. CIAM offers unique tools to help you explore opportunities, and there are endless external sites at your fingertips.

Customize your approach.

There are as many ways to plan and execute a job search as there are individuals. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to devise a customized career search strategy to help you get ahead.

Online Presence

Online Presence

Maximize your online presence by enhancing the information employers and recruiters can easily find online. Be sure your online image represents you professionally and consistently remember it is part of your brand. Social media is a great tool for both networking and job searching.

Meet with a Career Advisor

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER

Enrich your knowledge of the workplace, grow your network and transition from college to career with our array of tips, educational programs and resources. It's never too early to plan to advance.

Get Ready

Prepare to begin a successful career. From developing strategies to get you noticed to learning how to integrate with your new team, being mindful as you begin a job or internship experience will help you pave your way forward.

We're here to help.

From managing job offers to preparing for your first professional experiences, we're here to help you along on your way.

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COMING SOON.

Please stay tuned! If you have any immediate questions, please contact career.services@ciam.edu.