Resources for Parents/Guardians
Campus to Career
Preparing for a career after graduation begins when students arrive on campus. The James C. Denneny Career Development Center is here to help students explore career options, prepare well-crafted resumes and cover letters, and develop strong and effective networking and interview skills. The Campus to Career matrix provides an outline of suggested activities and accomplishes by academic year. CMU’s Career Development Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Inman Student Center in room 209.
Networking is the practice of meeting people to exchange knowledge, develop new professional contacts and form beneficial relationships. Student’s at CMU are encouraged to join organizations and clubs, volunteer at events, maintain a professional online appearance, and get to know the faculty and staff on campus. It is important for create connections so as graduation approaches, network contacts can assist with job searches, recommendation, and career guidance.
Competencies for a Career Ready Workforces
Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management. For new college graduates, career readiness is key to ensuring successful entrance into the workforce.