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Top 10 ways to put your education to work

9 May 2011 No Comment

The UVU Career Development Center, written by Karissa Neely, staff writer

You’re paying tuition, and putting in the time to get an education; now find out how you can make your education pay off.

1. Sign Up – Register for and stay updated on the UV Job Board.
2. Get a Review – Come on in, and have your resume reviewed by one of our experienced staff at the Career Development Center.
3. Rehearse – Complete a mock interview, and get feedback on the points in which you excel, and how you can improve.
4. Do a Dry Run – Complete at least one internship, so you know what you are getting yourself into.
5. Work it, Baby – Attend on-campus workshops to learn more about networking, resumes, interviews, etc.
6. Be There – Come to the campus job fairs, information sessions and recruiting days that are put on every semester.
7. Come and Chat – Meet with a career counselor at least once a year, just to make sure you’re on track.
8. Cast Your Net – Build your network by contacting employers for informational interviews, trends in the industry and an employment outlook.
9. Get Stuck in an Elevator – Imagine you’re riding in an elevator with a potential employer. You have 30 seconds to convince him or her to hire you. Develop a power statement about your skills, accomplishments and goals.
10. Dress for Success – Start now to develop professionalism. Consider your dress and attire, from what you wear when you are dropping off an application to your attire for the actual interview. Create a professional email — bootyliscious@anyemail.com just might send the wrong message to potential employers.

UVU’s Career Development Center, located in room 409 of the Losee Student Success Center, encourages students to come on over and find out how the staff there can help you prepare for your career. Stop by, or email us at CareerDevelopmentCenter@uvu.edu

— Karissa Neely

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