Professional development doesn’t start when you need a job. It starts now. That doesn’t mean you need to know the career you want after college. It means you should seek opportunities to develop skills that will serve you well in any career (like public speaking, writing, interpersonal, and analytic skills), explore what’s out there, connect with alumni, learn job search strategies, build experience by asking for more responsibility or new projects at work, seek leadership positions in clubs or volunteer organizations, and lay the groundwork for internships.

Explore different sectors and industries by checking out our Career Communities in the tab above.  Here, you will find information on the sector, student and alumni stories and advice, job and internship postings, relevant events, and many resources to help you learn more about opportunities and outcomes in that sector.  Join as many career communities as you’d like to explore!

Your SBS Career & Professional Development team can help you know yourself, explore your options, build your skills, develop a job search strategy, and connect with alumni mentors, so don’t be a stranger.  Come meet with us!

Explore your Career Pathway

SBS Pathways guides SBS students as they pursue academic, experiential, and professional development opportunities, equipping them with an impressive array of competencies needed for careers in business and nonprofit settings, graduate study, and meaningful engagement in civic life. Competencies are more than just the skills needed to perform a specific task. They involve the ability to think critically, creatively, and analytically and to apply skills and knowledge strategically across a range of contexts.

As you pursue your own SBS Pathways, you will build the following skills and competencies and learn to integrate, communicate, and apply them in various settings. These are the very characteristics employers consistently say they would like to see more of in their applicants and employees:

SBS is seeking AFP Diversity Fellows

The Academic Fellows Program (AFP) is currently recruiting students who would be interested in serving as an AFP Diversity Fellow peer leader through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). This is a year-long internship position that earns one credit each semester.


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