At any stage of your education or job search process, you should begin to think about ways that you can make yourself marketable to employers. One way to do that is to look into various career development resources and ideas. Listed below is an overview of the sections that are on the left hand page of this website.
Leadership Opportunities - Having the ability to lead a group of people or to show that you are able to take initiative is important to employers. This section has ideas on how to get involved in positions of leadership, whether it be in on-campus clubs, off-campus clubs, or other organizations.
Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteering your time to help organizations or those in need is a great thing no matter what, but it also is a great thing to put on your resume! Employers appreciate people who are willing to give of their time for various good causes and having your volunteer experience on your resume is a great career development tool. You may even be able to volunteer in an area that relates to your career path, which helps you develop you career even more! Make sure to visit this section of the website to find a list of organizations to volunteer at!
Job Shadowing - Another great way to develop your career is through job shadowing. Career Services can help work with you and connect you with employers and individuals in a career path that interests you. For example, if you are interested in marketing, then we can help connect you with the Director of Marketing at an agency in Anchorage so you may go to their place of work and see what constitutes a day in their marketing career. You can ask personalized questions of the people who you are shadowing for the day and get all the inside scoop for that career field! Make sure to see this section of the website for additional information.
International Oppportunities - Having international experience is a huge plus for employers as they're seeking applicants for various positions! International experience shows that you are aware of different cultures, ways of communicating, and so much more! Some ideas in this section include Teaching Abroad, Au Pair (International Nanny Positions), Jobs & Internships, and Global Volunteer Opportunities. With so many different options, you are bound to find something that interests you so you may develop your career with these international opportunities!!
Click on the links on the left hand side of the website for more information about developing your career!