The Center for Career and Professional Development has assembled a collection of resources to help you manage your career development. Here you will find CCPD written guides on topics such as résumé writing, cover letters, and interviewing. In addition, you will find links to specific types of information online, such as average salaries per industry, graduate school rankings, and networking. Check out additional resources for job search, graduate school, or gap year/post graduate service for more specific information.
- Cover Letters/Résumés—Start with these guides and helpful tips, then visit the CCPD for a critique.
- Career Assessments—Heard of the MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory? Click here to learn more.
- Career Advice—The best way to prepare for a meeting with a CCPD staff member.
- Career Development Plan—designed to help you structure your career development and take advantage of opportunities that are designed to help you step confidently into "life after K."
- Funding—Looking for funding? Check these college resources for potential funding options.
- Going Global—International and US City employment guides including more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as: job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice…and much more!
- Industry/Salary Research—Research industries, companies, and salaries to prepare for interviews.
- Interviewing—Tips to prepare for an interview, along with instructions for setting up a practice interview with a CCPD staff member.
- Job-Shadowing—Tips to create your own job-shadowing opportunity.
- Networking—Tips for virtual and face-to-face networking.
- Personal Brand Experience—Self directed workbook, resource links and tips for developing your professional brand. Updated each year by auditing firm Price Waterhouse Coopers, and is a great career resource regardless of field of interest.
- References and Recommendations
- Reflections on Rejection—A series of articles, quotes, video links, and advice on how to deal with the rejection that is an inevitable part of applying for opportunities.
- USC's Resources for International Students and K's Resources for International Students (also check out http://www.myvisajobs.com/ - a site geared towards international students offering H1B visa information and access to the e-verify database.)
- Student Business Cards—Often, only "professionals" have business cards. Why not stand out as a student professional?
- Tips for using your winter break—Now that the K calendar affords students a longer winter break (Thanksgiving through New Year’s), many are looking for ideas about how to advance their career preparation while away from campus.