Career Development Essentials

Career Development 101 Sessions

Join Career staff to learn more about a variety of essential career development topics each month. All sessions are virtual (via Zoom) and open to all who want to attend!

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Be Career Ready

For students and new college graduates, career readiness is key to ensuring successful entrance into the workforce. There are eight career readiness competencies that show employers and graduate schools that you are ready for the next step in your career. These are demonstrated through your actions, application materials, and interviews when applying to an opportunity.

*Content from National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Competencies

Interested in learning more?

Learn more about each of the 8 career competences, and evaluate your skills below!

Career and Self-Development

Learn how you can proactively develop your personal and professional skills, and how you can leverage your strengths.


How confident are you communicating your facts, ideas, and perspective? Evaluate your written and verbal communication skills.

Critical Thinking

How well do you gather and analyze information from a diverse set of sources and individuals to fully understand a problem?

Equity & Inclusion

Demonstrate the awareness, attitude and knowledge required to equitably engage and include people from various cultures.


How well do you use innovation to inspire, persuade and motivate those that you work with in and outside of the classroom?


Professionalism looks different in each workplace and each culture. Be present, prepared and hold yourself accountable.


How well do you listen to others and maintain collaborative relationships? Try to build strong working relationships.


It is important to understand and leverage technologies to increase productivity, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.

Explore Career Resources

No matter what stage of career preparation you are at, there are a variety of career readiness resources available to you!  To get started, explore some of the information and resources below:

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Featured Classes


Improve your ability to communicate big ideas to clients, teams, and execs by honing your presentation skills! Gain access to…

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Explore the essential roles and functions you’ll be collaborating with at top companies, then dive into best practices for leading…

Career Exploration

Identify your career preferences and explore new opportunities & industries.

Informational Interviews

Careers aren’t built alone! Informational interviews are a key tool in your professional toolbelt: learn how to leverage the peers…

Major Exploration

Explore majors/academic areas of interest and majors related to your interests!

LinkedIn Overview

Learn how to harness all of LinkedIn’s features in order to optimize your job search, expand your network, and maximize…

Me3 Self Assessment

Explore your career interests and identify potential academic pathways at ASU!

Giving & Receiving Feedback

Feedback is a two-way street — this course helps prepare you to thoughtfully give and receive constructive feedback with team…

Building your online presence

Your online presence refers to your digital and social media accounts. Build your online presence through social media, LinkedIn and…

Goal Setting

Setting relevant and precise goals is a recipe for career success… but where do you start? Learn how to choose…

Using Career Services

Introduction to Career and Professional Development Services.

Clarifying Expectations

What questions do you need to ask to get the job done correctly? Improve your ability to communicate with your…

Finding an internship

Create your internship search strategy and get started today.

Networking & Outreach

Utilize practical exercises and advice from successful professionals to grow your network, build your professional community, represent your organization, and…

Gain experience now!

Looking to gain experience? View the resources in this module and determine what works best for you. Part-time jobs (NOTE:…


Get seen by employers and put your best foot forward in the application process by unlocking key hacks and tips…

How can I gain experience?

Looking for opportunities to develop your skills and build your resume? Review this course for suggestions to get started. Part-time…

Career Exploration

Finding your career path doesn’t have to be a headache! Learn the difference between constructive and overwhelming questions to ask…

Hiring Process & Offer Evaluation

Upgrade your hire-ability by demystifying the hiring process from application to offer.

Getting to Know Your Manager & Team

Navigating a new workplace is a challenge. Start your new role with confidence by asking the right questions on (and…