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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.

 

How to Write A Compelling Summary

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A summary is an optional first section of your resume that highlights your skills, achievements, and/or professional goals as a glimpse into what the employer will get in the rest of the resume. It is a good way to get …

By Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern Career Consultant, Houston Campus Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
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How to Ace Your Virtual Interview

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As market conditions shift the way we hire, more companies are moving to virtual, online interviewing over face-to-face connections. The practice helps healthcare providers meet with candidates more quickly, especially those who are not nearby geographically, but even …

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What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Accessibility (Part 2)

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In Part 1 of this series, we talked about how experiencing a global pandemic can open our eyes to some of the challenges people with disabilities face in a world that isn’t accommodating or inclusive. In Part 2, we’ll talk …

By Ashley Fontaine - Idealist Careers
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How Long Should Your Resume Actually Be? Here’s an Easy Guide to Follow

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“How long should my resume be?”

Between my experience as a career coach and running a college career services department, this is a question I’ve heard a lot. And as a recruiter, I’ve seen resumes that run the gamut in …

By Angela Smith, MBA - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions
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Resources for Job Seeking in Difficult Times

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A Note from the Editor: Recently, many of us have shifted our attention from the fear, grief, anger, and uncertainty related to the current pandemic, to many of those same emotions as they relate to the state of our country. 

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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