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Creating a Timeline for Your Job Search

Staying on top of your job search process can be overwhelming, especially if you are crunched for time and are trying to balance your academic and work schedule. Creating and committing to a timeline to get things done can really help so things do not pile up on you. If you are just beginning your ...

How to Describe Food Service on a Resume

According to the Aspen Institute, about 50 percent of adults have worked in the restaurant industry at least once in their lives and over 25 percent of adults' first job was at a restaurant. That means that many people have gained their first on the job working experience and skill set doing some type of ...

Developing Hard Skills with Online Courses

Before we get started, let me take three guesses as to why you’re here…Okay, maybe your program is heavily theory-based and you want some practical experience to complement your schoolwork? No? Maybe you have some of that sweet, sweet practical experience already and now you’re ready to specialize? Or maybe you’re not really interested in ...

How To Write a Self-Evaluation

Regardless of the type of job you have, or the industry you enter after graduation, chances are that you will have an annual evaluation period at work. In many cases, this process begins with a writing a self-evaluation, and reflecting on the past year (or sometimes six months), then submitting the self eval to your ...

Overcoming Burnout in Remote and In-Person Work

Job burnout is a reaction to chronic workplace stress that can be characterized by feeling exhausted, becoming irritable or cynical at work, not functioning well, and feeling less motivated to do your job. Burnout can affect both physical and mental health leading to recurring illness. Some of the possible causes leading to job burnout can ...

How To Choose a Mentor

For a good mentor-mentee relationship there are a few things questions that should be answered first. Why do you need a mentor? What will success look like? A mentor is a person who provides an unbiased perspective to your professional and personal goals. Mentors are usually people who tend to have experience or have specific ...

One Cool Tool: Candid Career

The Center for Career Development (CCD) offers a wide range of services, including workshops, resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, individual appointments, career fairs, employer information sessions, and much more.  In addition to these virtual and in-person offerings, students and alumni also can access a diverse suite of online career resources. Our “Cool Tool” ...

Out or Not: Job Search Tips for LGBTQIA+ Individuals

Being comfortable with who you are in the workplace can be pivotal to your success as a professional. For LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals, the expression of sexual identity as part of your professional self can be an area of concern when job searching and in finding a sense of belonging in a future workplace. Whether you ...

Student Internship Stories: Camilo Auyero (CAS ‘23), Rainforest Partnership

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? CA: Rainforest Partnership is an Austin-based international NGO that works with the local and indigenous communities to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests in Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico. On a global scale, Rainforest Partnership aims to educate and raise awareness on rainforest conservation through partnerships with ...

Stand Out in Your Job Search Process

Stand out in your job search process using these tips. Research the Organization Research the company to ensure it is welcoming and that it aligns with your core values. For example, Citi is an industry leader in its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts. According to Glassdoor, “Their 10 Affinity Groups - Asian Heritage, Black Heritage, ...