Preparation, networking, and creative thinking keys to success
IDCE's Sharon Hanna advising a student.
Clark’s graduate students have had solid success in the recent job market thanks to their diligence, dedication, and experience. The positive results are all indicative of early engagement with Clark’s career planning resources, including conversations with advisers and alumni, and polishing résumé and interview skills. Resilience and patience have been the keys to success since the onset of COVID-19.
Now that the fall semester is well underway, it’s time to make sure that you are paying attention to all things related to your career. Whether you’re an experienced professional hoping to move up in your company, or fresh out of undergraduate college, there are some important but simple steps to prepare yourself for the next phase in your career, beyond simply updating a resume.
For Ayodele (Michael) Agboola, graduate school has been all about conquering fears.
From departing his hometown of Lagos, Nigeria to taking the stage as the graduate student commencement speaker in Worcester, Massachusetts, Michael pushed himself beyond his comfort zone every step of the way.
For many students, walking into a large room full of people you’ve never met conjures feelings of dread. There’s a level of anxiety that accompanies fear of awkward conversations — or worse, uncomfortable silences.
As graduation quickly approaches for many Clark students this spring, the importance of effective networking cannot be stressed enough. It is a key to your professional success.
Luckily, the Graduate School of Management’s Stevenish Career Management Center staff are here to alleviate your fears.
Read on for their top networking tips.