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Marketing Your Marketing Your Marketing Your Marketing Your Performing Arts Performing Arts Performing Arts Performing Arts Experience Experience Experience Experience The Career Center 1st Floor Strom Thurmond Center 843-863-8019 www.csuniv.edu/careers www.csuniv.edu/careers www.csuniv.edu/careers www.csuniv.edu/careers Integrating Faith in Learning, Leading and Serving Table of Contents Table of Contents Table of Contents Table of Contents Pages Mission ........................................................................................................1 Career Center Services ..............................................................................2 Getting to know your skills........................................................................3 Marketing your performing arts experience on your résumé résumé résumé résumé ................4 How to present your performing arts experience on your résumé résumé résumé résumé..........5 Activities .....................................................................................................5 Adding Related Experience........................................................................5 The Power of Action Verbs.........................................................................5 More Action Verbs ......................................................................................6 Résumé Tips............................................................................................ 7-8 Sample Résumés and Formats ............................................................ 9-10 Marketing your performing arts experience during an interview interview interview interview ........11 General Interview Interview Interview Interview Questions...................................................................11 Leadership Interview Interview Interview Interview Questions .............................................................11 STAR Method............................................................................................11 Behavioral Interview Interview Interview Interview Questions ..............................................................12 Sample Behavioral Questions and Responses........................................12 Interviewing Interviewing Interviewing Interviewing Tips .....................................................................................13 Dress for Success Dress for Success Dress for Success Dress for Success — Men and Women .............................................. 14-15 Online Résumé Critique / Job Search .....................................................16 Professional Practice Tests ......................................................................17 Career Development: A Four Year Roadmap ........................................18 Yearly Career Center Events ..................................................................19

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  • Marketing Your Marketing Your Marketing Your Marketing Your Performing Arts Performing Arts Performing Arts Performing Arts

    ExperienceExperienceExperienceExperience

    The Career Center

    1st Floor Strom Thurmond Center

    843-863-8019

    www.csuniv.edu/careerswww.csuniv.edu/careerswww.csuniv.edu/careerswww.csuniv.edu/careers

    Integrating Faith in Learning, Leading and Serving

    Table of ContentsTable of ContentsTable of ContentsTable of Contents Pages

    Mission ........................................................................................................1

    Career Center Services ..............................................................................2

    Getting to know your skills ........................................................................3

    Marketing your performing arts experience on your rsum rsum rsum rsum ................4

    How to present your performing arts experience on your rsumrsumrsumrsum..........5

    Activities .....................................................................................................5

    Adding Related Experience........................................................................5

    The Power of Action Verbs .........................................................................5

    More Action Verbs ......................................................................................6

    Rsum Tips ............................................................................................ 7-8

    Sample Rsums and Formats ............................................................ 9-10

    Marketing your performing arts experience during an interviewinterviewinterviewinterview ........11

    General Interview Interview Interview Interview Questions ...................................................................11

    Leadership Interview Interview Interview Interview Questions .............................................................11

    STAR Method ............................................................................................11

    Behavioral Interview Interview Interview Interview Questions ..............................................................12

    Sample Behavioral Questions and Responses ........................................12

    Interviewing Interviewing Interviewing Interviewing Tips .....................................................................................13

    Dress for Success Dress for Success Dress for Success Dress for Success Men and Women .............................................. 14-15

    Online Rsum Critique / Job Search .....................................................16

    Professional Practice Tests ......................................................................17

    Career Development: A Four Year Roadmap ........................................18

    Yearly Career Center Events ..................................................................19

  • Welcome to Student Services at Charleston Southern University. The Career Center operates as a part of the Student Life Division and our mission is:

    To provide services and resources that empower students to make critical life decisions for future employment.

    To facilitate the process of identifying and connecting God-given passion, skills and abilities to Charleston Southern University majors

    To enhance classroom learning by partnering with faculty to facilitate career exploration, experiential learning and service learning opportunities, and provide access to employers.

    Mission Statement

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    OFFICE HOURS:

    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.

    LOCATION:

    1st Floor, Strom Thurmond Center

    CAREER CENTER SERVICES INCLUDE: CAREER CENTER SERVICES INCLUDE: CAREER CENTER SERVICES INCLUDE: CAREER CENTER SERVICES INCLUDE: Career Counseling Online Personality & Skill Assessments What Can I Do With My Major? Virtual Job Search & Rsum Critique Free Graduate and Professional School Practice Testing Health Professions Night Legal Professions Night Rsum Workshops Student Career Counselors (SC2) Rsum and Interviewing Workshops Personality and Skills Assessments Student Computers and Career Library APPLE Program (GNED 398/399) Internship 3 credits Career Planning Class (GNED 201) academic credit Fall and Spring Career Expos Exploring Majors Workshop Virtual Mock Interviews Student Organization Presentations Service Learning & Volunteer Opportunities Free Computer Lab Free Faxing & Printing

    CAREER STAFFCAREER STAFFCAREER STAFFCAREER STAFF

    Dr. Hester Young Assistant Dean of Student Services [email protected] Nicole Copland, BMA Career Counselor [email protected] Kevin Coriolan Volunteer and Community Service/AmeriCorpsVISTA Brewer Center [email protected]

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  • GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SKILLS GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SKILLS GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SKILLS GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SKILLS Getting to know your skills will make it easier to sell yourself to a prospective employer.

    PurposePurposePurposePurpose: : : :

    To help you recognize the skills you have and how they can help you find and keep a job.

    There are so many skills that a performance There are so many skills that a performance There are so many skills that a performance There are so many skills that a performance

    artist to be successful in his or her mediumartist to be successful in his or her mediumartist to be successful in his or her mediumartist to be successful in his or her medium

    The good news is that these skills are transfer-The good news is that these skills are transfer-The good news is that these skills are transfer-The good news is that these skills are transfer-able to the workplace and to life in general. able to the workplace and to life in general. able to the workplace and to life in general. able to the workplace and to life in general.

    Success isnt limited to one singular environment. Success isnt limited to one singular environment. Success isnt limited to one singular environment. Success isnt limited to one singular environment.

    Skills are personal and can be used and adapted Skills are personal and can be used and adapted Skills are personal and can be used and adapted Skills are personal and can be used and adapted to all environments. to all environments. to all environments. to all environments.

    The key is to recognize the skills you possess and adapt them to the situation you face. If you list the skills that you use to manage your sporting commitments, you will see that they can be transferred to other environments. In fact, you will find they are quite valuable in the work environment, which means that if marketed correctly, you will be very attractive to a potential employer.

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    PRESENTING PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTING PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTING PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTING PERFORMING ARTS

    EXPERIENCE ON YOUR RSUMEXPERIENCE ON YOUR RSUMEXPERIENCE ON YOUR RSUMEXPERIENCE ON YOUR RSUM

    If you have participated in the performing arts, you If you have participated in the performing arts, you If you have participated in the performing arts, you If you have participated in the performing arts, you have demonstrated:have demonstrated:have demonstrated:have demonstrated:

    Teamwork and communication skills

    Drive and self-motivation

    Leadership ability

    A high energy level

    Commitment and dedication

    Discipline

    Responsibility

    Time management skills and ability to multitask

    Ability to work well with and relate to different types

    of individuals

    On your rsum, document your performing arts experience in the same way you would describe your campus involvement or work experience.

    Focus on your accomplishments. Select the skills that are trans-ferable to your career interests and demonstrate the qualifications required for the position on your rsum.

    Describing your performing arts experienceDescribing your performing arts experienceDescribing your performing arts experienceDescribing your performing arts experience

    Willingness to go the extra mile

    Ability to communicate in a group environment

    A work ethic that will set you above most other candidates

    An ability to manage your time (balancing rehearsals

    with your academic course load)

    Commitment and dedication to an organization

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  • THE POWER OF ACTION VERBSTHE POWER OF ACTION VERBSTHE POWER OF ACTION VERBSTHE POWER OF ACTION VERBS The following are ACTION VERBS that can help you highlight your credentials and accomplishments in sports and other experiences. Be sure to use a variety!

    Accomplished

    Achieved

    Collaborated

    Coordinated

    Delegated

    Directed

    Distributed

    Facilitated

    Introduced

    Led

    Maintained

    Managed

    Organized

    Prepared

    Performed

    RSUM TIPSRSUM TIPSRSUM TIPSRSUM TIPS

    When describing your performing arts experience, make sure your terminology is clear to employers. Using words that are specific rather than general will better articulate and give context to your experience and the skills you may bring to the job. For example, a statement like:

    Our group was invited to perform at several community Our group was invited to perform at several community Our group was invited to perform at several community Our group was invited to perform at several community events after the success of the Spring Symphonic Concert .events after the success of the Spring Symphonic Concert .events after the success of the Spring Symphonic Concert .events after the success of the Spring Symphonic Concert .

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    MORE ACTION VERBS

    Accomplished Achieved Acted Adapted Addressed Administered Advised Analyzed Arranged Assembled Assessed Assigned Assisted Attended Balanced Broadened Budgeted Built Calculated Cared for Categorized Chaired Checked Clarified Coached Collaborated Communicated Compiled Computed Conducted Constructed Consulted Contacted Controlled Cooperated Coordinated Corresponded Counseled Created

    Decided Decorated Delegated Delivered Demonstrated Designed Determined Developed Devised Directed Displayed Distributed Diversified Doubled Documented Drafted Earned Edited Educated Empathized Encouraged Enforced Ensured Enlisted Established Evaluated Examined Experimented Explained Fabricated Facilitated Familiarized Filed Financed Formulated Formulized Founded

    Fulfilled Gained Gathered Generated Governed Gleaned Guided Handled Harmonized Headed Hired Hosted Identified Illustrated Implemented Improved Increased Influenced Interviewed Initiated Inspired Instructed Integrated Interpreted Invented Joined Judged Launched Lectured Led Listened Litigated Located Lowered Maintained Managed Marketed Measured Mediated

    Mentored Negotiated Obtained Observed Operated Ordered Organized Outlined Oversaw Painted Participated Performed Persuaded Piloted Planned Played Prepared Presented Presided Prevented Previewed Processed Programmed Promoted Proposed Provided Publicized Quantified Quoted Raised Read Received Recommended Recorded Recruited Referred Reorganized Repaired Replicated

    Reported Represented Reorganized Researched Resolved Responded Reviewed Revised Saved Scheduled Screened Selected Served Simplified Sold Solved Studied Supervised Supplied Supported Surveyed Taught Tested Trained Translated Traveled Tutored Typed Understood Unified United Updated Utilized Validated Verified Witnessed Warranted Worked Wrote

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  • Resume Building Tips for Performing Arts Students: 1. Use 8.5 x 11 inch, white, high quality, RSUM paper 2. Limit your entire resume to ONE PAGE (no smaller than 11 point font)

    PERSONAL INFORMATION 1. Personal Information should be included at the very top of your resume, including local and/or permanent address, current e-mail address, and phone number. Sample format:

    Example: FIRST LAST NAME

    [email protected] Local Address: Permanent Address: 1000 College Ave 875 N. Shore St. Davie, FL 33314 Sunnyside, CA 92715 (000) 262-2222 (000) 555-2222

    2. Make sure you have a professional email address! (Ex. [email protected] or [email protected]) Use your name to reinforce it to the prospective employer.

    EDUCATION 1. List the name and location of the Institution, degree you are working towards and dates you attended the school. 2. If your GPA is above a 3.0 you might want to include it. 3. If you do not have any work experience, you might want to include a Related Course-work section and list upper-level courses related to your major

    Example: EDUCATION Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Aug. 2002-present Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy GPA: 3.65 WORK EXPERIENCE 1. Include where you worked, how long you worked there, what your job title was, and your responsibilities and accomplishments. 2. If youve never had a full-time job, include part-time work or internships in this section. 3. List your work experience in reverse chronological order (most recent first) if youve had more than one job. 4. Use bullet points to describe job duties/accomplishments using action words.

    Example: WORK EXPERIENCE New Student Programs and Orientation, Davie, FL, Orientation Leader July 2005 Served as role model for new students entering Nova Southeastern University Facilitated workshops with assigned Orientation groups Promoted and developed positive relationships between new students, faculty, and staff Conducted activities that educated new students about social, academic, and personal skills to increase their chance for academic and personal success at NSU.

    RSUM TIPS

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    NSU Summer Soccer Extravaganza, Davie, FL, June 2005 Instructed and motivated children age 7-14 Supervised practices and other camp activities Organized soccer drills and games for campers

    Applebees, Sunnyside, CA, Server May August 2004 Provided excellent customer service to restaurant patrons Assisted in training new employees Communicated customer concerns to manager on daily basis Collected and managed money during all shifts

    COMMUNITY SERVICE 1. Include community service projects or initiatives that you have participated in give a brief description of the activities you performed and who you served.

    Example: COMMUNITY SERVICE Sharks and Minnows, Davie, FL March 2006 May 2006 Read stories to elementary school children Encouraged kids to be active readers and communicated the importance of education Habitat for Humanity, Ft. Lauderdale, FL August 2005 Helped build a house for a family in need Worked with a diverse group of volunteers

    AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES 1. Academic Honors/Awards go here (Academic All-American, Athletic Directors List, Scholar Athlete, Conference Honor Roll, etc.) 2. Any other awards you have won that are relevant to a potential employer 3. Any groups or organizations that you belong to and position held, if applicable (sorority, fraternity, student organizations, professional groups, etc.)

    Example: AWARDS and ACTIVITIES One Accord Gospel Choir, Charleston Southern University, 2004 -2005 Principal, The Grace Project theatrical production, 2005 Member, Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, 2004-2006 Treasurer, Student Government Association, 2005-2006

    RSUM TIPS - CONTINUED

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  • RSUM FORMAT

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    NEATNESS COUNTS!

    SAMPLE MUSIC THERAPY MAJOR RSUM SAMPLE MUSIC THERAPY MAJOR RSUM SAMPLE MUSIC THERAPY MAJOR RSUM SAMPLE MUSIC THERAPY MAJOR RSUM

    First and Last NameFirst and Last NameFirst and Last NameFirst and Last Name Telephone number E-mail address

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  • MARKETING YOUR PERFOMARKETING YOUR PERFOMARKETING YOUR PERFOMARKETING YOUR PERFORMING ARTS RMING ARTS RMING ARTS RMING ARTS EXPERIENCE DURING YOUR INTERVIEWEXPERIENCE DURING YOUR INTERVIEWEXPERIENCE DURING YOUR INTERVIEWEXPERIENCE DURING YOUR INTERVIEW

    Most interview questions are open-ended and behavioral or situ-ational in nature. Employers want to know about your ability to analyze situations, offer solutions, make decisions, take on lead-ership roles, and be creative!

    You will gain a better sense of your skills, abilities, and career focus each time you practice asking yourself potential interview questions. The following sample interview questions will give you the opportunities to market your athletic involvement to employ-ers during an interview.

    General Interview Questions General Interview Questions General Interview Questions General Interview Questions Tell me about yourself.

    What have you learned from being

    involved in the Gospel Choir at CSU?

    What are your strengths and weaknesses?

    Leadership Interview Questions Leadership Interview Questions Leadership Interview Questions Leadership Interview Questions

    How do you motivate people?

    Describe a leadership position youve held.

    Why did you dedicate time to it?

    What are some challenges youve experienced as a leader?

    Describe your leadership lifestyle.

    STAR Method STAR Method STAR Method STAR Method The following method may help you to better describe your accom-plishments during a behavior-based interview. To be sure you are giving a detailed, inclusive response, utilize the STAR STAR STAR STAR approach.

    SSSS=Situation Describe the situationsituationsituationsituation....

    TTTT=Task Describe the tasktasktasktask you needed to accomplish.

    AAAA=Action Describe the action/behavioraction/behavioraction/behavioraction/behavior you took and why.

    RRRR=Results Describe the results/outcomesresults/outcomesresults/outcomesresults/outcomes of your actions.

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    Behavioral Interview Questions Behavioral Interview Questions Behavioral Interview Questions Behavioral Interview Questions ((((Use the STAR method to answer these questions)

    Describe a time when you set a goal. How did you go about accomplishing it?

    Tell me about a time when you were in a team or group environ-ment. What is your style when participating in groups?

    Describe a time when you had to use your problem solving skills.

    Sample Behavioral Questions and Responses Sample Behavioral Questions and Responses Sample Behavioral Questions and Responses Sample Behavioral Questions and Responses

    Tell me about a time when someone in your group was not present to fill a pivotal role and how you handled the situation.

    Response:Response:Response:Response:

    (SSSSituation) We were preparing for a midsummer concert series and one of our principal singer was suddenly struck with pneumonia.

    (TTTTask) As the lead male singer, I had to find a seemless and acceptable way to either change the arrangement or change the selections entirely.

    (AAAAction) I discussed the options with the other musicians and we determined that the best route was to change the selection to highlight one of our other singers. Her piece was well prepared as she had just performed in her local church. We had to find the right musical accompaniment and integrate the selection into the program.

    (RRRResult) The change was unnoticed by concert-goers, and the selection and its performer was well received. The performer who filled in was excellent and now has experience with the piece and also providing last-minute support and flexibility. I feel that we had not only had a seemless and successful concert, but we were able to enhance this singers skills and adaptability.

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  • Interviewing Tips Interviewing Tips Interviewing Tips Interviewing Tips Listen to the interviewers description of the position, and match

    your skills and experiences to the interviewers needs through the responses.

    Use specific examples to illustrate the skills and qualifications you have to offer an employer.

    You have many great things to offer, so be sure the interviewer knows that before you are done! Toot your own horn.

    Conduct a mock interview through the BucCareer Network lo-Conduct a mock interview through the BucCareer Network lo-Conduct a mock interview through the BucCareer Network lo-Conduct a mock interview through the BucCareer Network lo-cated on the Career Center Website. It will prepare you for the cated on the Career Center Website. It will prepare you for the cated on the Career Center Website. It will prepare you for the cated on the Career Center Website. It will prepare you for the real thing!real thing!real thing!real thing!

    Spend plenty of time researching, and preparing before your in-terview with the company or organization.

    Prepare some anecdotes that will apply to many situations

    Although it's unlikely you have a story that fits every con-ceivable query. But the task of preparing becomes easier when you realize that interviewers typically are interested in only five or six general categories, says Mr. Braun. Instead of trying to be ready for every potential question, come up with come up with come up with come up with stories to fit these general issues, such as how you handled stories to fit these general issues, such as how you handled stories to fit these general issues, such as how you handled stories to fit these general issues, such as how you handled conflict or a difficult challenge.conflict or a difficult challenge.conflict or a difficult challenge.conflict or a difficult challenge.

    This also works for open ended inquiries, such as Tell me about yourself.

    Utilize the BucCareer Network on The Career Center Web site. Your practice answers are recorded for personal review and evaluation. You are your own best (or worst) critic. MOCK IN-You are your own best (or worst) critic. MOCK IN-You are your own best (or worst) critic. MOCK IN-You are your own best (or worst) critic. MOCK IN-TERVIEWS are available through the BucCareer NetworkTERVIEWS are available through the BucCareer NetworkTERVIEWS are available through the BucCareer NetworkTERVIEWS are available through the BucCareer Network

    Log into your BucCareer Network BucCareer Network BucCareer Network BucCareer Network account at www.csuniv.edu/careers. There is a link on the Quick Links menu.

    Hover of the Resources Resources Resources Resources tab, then Mock InterviewsMock InterviewsMock InterviewsMock Interviews

    Select from a list of popular interviews or create your own by selecting from a comprehensive list of questions

    Send your interview to a faculty member or peer for feedback

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    MENMENMENMEN Suit:Suit:Suit:Suit: Professional slacks and a jacket

    Note: Jacket should be buttoned when standing or walking. When wearing a jacket with three buttons, center button should be buttoned. When wearing a jacket with two buttons, top one should be buttoned

    Pressed shirt: Pressed shirt: Pressed shirt: Pressed shirt: Long-Sleeved white shirts test best in business settings. Always wear an undershirt, and never wear a short-sleeved shirt un-der a suit even during summer.

    Note: Shirt cuffs should extend 1/2 inch below jacket sleeve.

    Tie: Tie: Tie: Tie: Choose an updated silk tie, keeping in mind the importance of width. (Less than three inches in width is considered in fashion)

    Note: the tip of the tie should barely touch the top of your belt buckle. Also, the pattern should be small, subtle, and repetitive.

    Dress shoes: Dress shoes: Dress shoes: Dress shoes: Wear shoes to match your belt, but be sure to never wear casual shoes like hush puppies, penny loafers, or sneakers.

    Leather belt: Leather belt: Leather belt: Leather belt: A black or burgundy belt to match your shoes should always be worn if your pants have belt loops.

    Socks:Socks:Socks:Socks: All socks should reach to your mid-calf. A flash of skin due to short socks is never professional.

    Professional watch: Professional watch: Professional watch: Professional watch: Never wear a watch with a plastic band; a metal or leather band is best.

    Close shave or wellClose shave or wellClose shave or wellClose shave or well----groomed facial hairgroomed facial hairgroomed facial hairgroomed facial hair.

    CologneCologneCologneCologne: A small amount goes a long way.

    DRESS FOR SUCCESSDRESS FOR SUCCESSDRESS FOR SUCCESSDRESS FOR SUCCESS

    Whether you realize it or not, how you look plays an Whether you realize it or not, how you look plays an Whether you realize it or not, how you look plays an Whether you realize it or not, how you look plays an important part in how others perceive you. Make sure important part in how others perceive you. Make sure important part in how others perceive you. Make sure important part in how others perceive you. Make sure that the first impression you create at an interview is that the first impression you create at an interview is that the first impression you create at an interview is that the first impression you create at an interview is a positivea positivea positivea positive, professional one., professional one., professional one., professional one.

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    WOMENWOMENWOMENWOMEN

    Professional skirt suit or pantProfessional skirt suit or pantProfessional skirt suit or pantProfessional skirt suit or pant----suit: suit: suit: suit:

    Navy, grey, taupe, and black are all conservative suit colors to invest in when building your career wardrobe.

    Note: mini-skirts may be in style, but not in the workplace. Calf-length skirts are always more appropriate.

    Pressed blousePressed blousePressed blousePressed blouse

    ClosedClosedClosedClosed----toe and closedtoe and closedtoe and closedtoe and closed----heel shoes: heel shoes: heel shoes: heel shoes: The classic leather pump is ideal in black, navy, or taupe. Also, heels should measure approximately three inches in height.

    Note: Many individuals look at the condition of other peoples shoes to determine whether they pay attention to detail. Shoes should always be polished and clean.

    HosieryHosieryHosieryHosiery: Stockings add a necessary finished look. Go with a skin-toned color or a dark color if your suit is the same dark color.

    Note: Be sure to take an extra pair of hosiery with you in case you accidentally run the pair you have on.

    Light JewelryLight JewelryLight JewelryLight Jewelry: Wear no more than one ring on each hand, and wear simple yet elegant earrings (preferably no dangling earrings).

    Note: Simplicity is the key. If you think you might be wearing too much jewelry, it is probably a good idea to eliminate a piece.

    Light MakeLight MakeLight MakeLight Make----upupupup: The goal is to look natural

    Neat, clean Hair:Neat, clean Hair:Neat, clean Hair:Neat, clean Hair:

    Shoulder-length or shorter hair tests best in business. If your hair is longer than shoulder length, wear it pulled up or back in a style that will give you a chic look.

    Note: Avoid girlish hair bows

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    REGISTER Click BucCareer Network Login

    under Quick Links on the right Complete the registration and verify your account as directed

    Your verified registration will be approved within 2 business days

    SEARCH FOR JOBS Click Search for Jobs under the Jobs & Internships tab

    Enter keywords or Advanced Search With an approved rsum, you can

    apply directly to positions through the BucCareer Network

    PRACTICE INTERVIEWING Click Mock Interviews under the Resources tab

    Choose from the Interview List or Create New Interview by selecting questions from a comprehensive list

    Follow the directions to test your hardware

    Share your interview for feedback

    UPLOAD YOUR RSUM Review guides for creating rsums

    & other portfolio documents in the eBook & Resource Library under Resources

    Under Professional Portfolio, up-load your current rsum, or create one using the Rsum Builder or rsum guide

    Add New to upload your document This process may take a few submissions to ensure your document markets you with excellence

    TTHEHE BBUCUCCCAREERAREER NNETWORKETWORK @ www.csuniv.edu/careers

    Rev 08/14

  • FREE GRADUATE SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE TESTS

    GRE GMAT LSAT NCLEX

    PCAT MCAT DAT OAT You can find preparation tips, practice exams, and helpful hints for graduate and professional school entry exams on the L. Mendel Riv-ers Library Fergusons database.

    Go to The Career Center website at www.csuniv.edu/careers

    Click Student Resources on the top right menu

    Select Fergusons Learning Express Library under Grad & Professional School Exams

    Use your library account log in and password, or register for a library account

    Click the arrows to scroll through and find the desired topic. You can select from skills reviews, preparation for graduate school entrance exams and CLEP testing

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    A FOURA FOURA FOURA FOUR----YEAR ROAD MAPYEAR ROAD MAPYEAR ROAD MAPYEAR ROAD MAP First YearFirst YearFirst YearFirst Year::::

    Adjust to college life and work

    Second YearSecond YearSecond YearSecond Year::::

    Select a major and identify career goals

    Third YearThird YearThird YearThird Year::::

    Translate experiences into career goals

    Fourth YearFourth YearFourth YearFourth Year::::

    Implement your goals

    Make an appointment with a career counselor for Make an appointment with a career counselor for Make an appointment with a career counselor for Make an appointment with a career counselor for assistance at 843assistance at 843assistance at 843assistance at 843----863863863863----8019801980198019

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  • ANNUAL CAREER DEVELOANNUAL CAREER DEVELOANNUAL CAREER DEVELOANNUAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS PMENT EVENTS PMENT EVENTS PMENT EVENTS

    Exploring Majors and Careers

    Professional Portfolio/Rsum Webinars

    Interviewing Webinars

    Preparing for Career Fair Workshop

    Health Professions Night

    Legal Professions Night

    Fall and Spring Career Expos and Education Fairs

    Online Portfolio Critiques

    South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Career Connections

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