Developing Credentials

Developing Credentials

Developing Credentials

If you know what career you’re aiming for, you can considering adding majors, minors, and/or certificates that will strengthen your background in that field, pursue relevant internships and/or national scholarships, and work on developing skills and credentials needed to obtain an entry level job in that field.  

Many students, however, do not know what professional path they want to pursue until after graduation, and some may only figure that out after working for several years. If you have not yet decided on a career path, you should use your non-program and free electives to explore different fields, consider studying abroad, and engage in internships, student organizations, and volunteer work to learn what interests you—and what doesn’t. You can also focus on developing skills applicable to any profession: proficiency in writing, public speaking, research, and critical analysis; experience with team work and leadership; digital literacy; and intercultural and interpersonal competency.

Information about how you can develop your credentials: