Are you interested in getting more involved with The Office of Career and Professional Development and developing valuable skills? Check out this new opportunity!
The Office of Career & Professional Development (CPD) is seeking applications from students to serve as ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year. Current students who are in good academic standing and enrolled at Baylor through May 2016 are encouraged to apply. To apply, submit your résumé and cover letter of interest, including your responses, by 12 p.m. noon on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to Michelle_Cohenour@baylor.edu.
Though the staff of Career and Professional Development are eager to help you with career exploration and planning, what happens if you have a question outside of our 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. office hours? Fear not! We have a bevy of online resources to help you. When you have a chance, familiarize yourself with the Career and Professional Development website.
It’s that time in the semester where if you are not currently taking a test, you are preparing for those that loom in the near future. I think sometimes when schedules get busy, we need to take a minute and breathe and realize that in each moment we are doing the best that we can. I also want you to know that you do not have to do it all yourself. From incredible Academic Support Programs resources in the Success Center to caring professors who want to help you succeed, Baylor offers a multitude of resources to help you on your journey. If you need help finding a specific resource, please feel free to email me: Carroll_Crowson@baylor.edu. In Career and Professional Development, we are here to help you, too, from deciding what you want to study at Baylor to acing that job interview. Please let us know how we can assist you with whatever you may have questions about. Most importantly, remember that you are valuable and valued here. Take a minute to breathe and do your very best. We believe in you!
This post was originally published on April 2, 2012. Enjoy this oldie but goodie!
This marks our 100th post on the Mind Your Major blog! While I wish I could say that we are giving away $100, that is not true. Instead, we offer up what some of you might think is the next best thing…100 careers in healthcare. How many of you, particularly those on a prehealthcare track, have been asked about your back-up plan? How many of you have a solid back-up plan figured out? Here are 100 ideas to get you started, with links to detailed information on each career path:
Today, we conclude our series on networking that Cassie Thompson, a practicum student in Career and Professional Development, is sharing with us. Please find step 1 here, step 2 here, and step 3 here. Thanks again for sharing your insights with us, Cassie.
Time to follow-up and then move forward. Within 24 hours of meeting with a contact, write a thank you email. This doesn’t have to be long. Simply say thanks for taking the time to meet, add something personal about the experience to show you were listening, and if they gave great advice on something you should do next, tell them how you are going to move forward on that advice! Showing gratitude can get you far in this world as so few people do it.
Hopefully from your meetings you have come up with new names to contact and grow your network, and one day, one of those names will be the key to the right job! Additionally, maybe you were given other pieces of advice to focus on. Perhaps someone told you your resume needed some help, or that you needed more customer service training in order to work in that field. Make a list of all the advice given to you and start working on all of it. Add those new names to your spreadsheet and start sending more emails!
Congratulations! You now have a bona fide network!