Student Professional Development
Professional development is important and necessary in this current economic and social climate. There are various opportunities available for women to strengthen their skills and knowledge in order to meet their career goals and personal aspirations.
This section of the website provides various professional opportunities and information in regards to networking, resume writing, interviewing skills, proper etiquette, internship opportunities and much more. Below you will find quotes, statistics, and other information about the importance of networking in your career development and in achieving your professional goals. It is our hope that you take the time to utilize the information provided and take advantage of these opportunities!
"Networking is about developing lasting relationships for mutual gain and creating a long-lasting favorable impression with people so they may think of you when an opportunity arises." (Chandu Nair)
"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result
of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from
one to another that creates something." --Sandra Day O'Connor
Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Labor indicate that 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking (personal contacts).
According to a 2009 Student Survey by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 38.1% of students who had a job cited networking as being extremely useful, beating out the company website in general
and other job posting sites.
Furthermore, 70% of all respondents said networking was helpful.
"Networking unlocks the door to the 'hidden job market' that is jobs that are never posted for the public." -- Hegi Family Career Development
"Don't let anything stop you. There will be times when you'll be disappointed, but you can't stop. Make yourself the very best that you can make of what you are. The very best."-- Sadie T. Alexander