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The Career Connections Center strives to serve students, faculty, alumni, and employers in an increasingly diverse and competitive job market. Throughout the academic year, Career Connections facilitates workshops and seminars on career exploration and job search topics to help students develop solid career readiness skills.

Career Connections works in partnership with the College of Professional Education to serve students who are interested pursuing a career in the helping professions through interactive programs, workshops and employer connection events. Through classroom presentations, workshops and one-on-one appointments, our career consultants work with students to explore opportunities working with children and families, expanding literacy or sharing information through various career paths. Career Connections guides students in maximizing opportunities to gain experience and explore all possible career options that meet their career interests, skills and values.

 

Why Retail Jobs Should Be On Your Resume

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Most of us have had that one job that we aren’t quite sure how to put on a resume. For me it was Gymboree – a company that actually no longer exists, so talk about feeling old. I worked as a …

By Vianet Garza
Vianet Garza Career Consultant, Denton Campus Vianet Garza
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5 Tips for Prepping for Your Job Search

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Embarking on a job search can be a daunting task, especially if you are just finishing your degree and have never gone through the process. It can seem overwhelming if you are not sure where to start. Here are just …

By Lucy Moran, MS.Ed., GCDF
Lucy Moran, MS.Ed., GCDF Associate Director, Consulting and Programming Lucy Moran, MS.Ed., GCDF
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5 Self-Reflection Exercises to Start Your Year Off Right

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We’re running all over, getting things done, working toward a noble mission. We take the action, then check it off our list. We get the project done, then move onto the next one. When it comes time to have the …

By Liz Peintner - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Ask Alexis | How to Beat an Applicant Tracking System

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Greetings!

I am a Psychology BS graduate who has been a volunteer victim services sexual assault advocate for five years now and I have basically put my life into making it my career. Unfortunately, the job that I’m pursuing is …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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2019 Hiring Insights | Part 1, Cover Letters

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Earlier this year, we asked 105 hiring managers and HR professionals to share their insights into the hiring process.

They came back to us with everything from their take on resume length to how much time they really spend reviewing …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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