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Info for Faculty

Continue to grow & develop both personally and professionally ■ Be aware of your strengths & weaknesses ■ Build a professional network both inside and outside of your organization

  • Explore your interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences by using PathwayU.  
  • Gain experience through internships, jobs (your Career Center), research (ask your prof), education abroad (check out International Programs), and volunteer work (visit The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement) to help you learn more about yourself and the opportunities available to you.   
  • Be curious and seek out opportunities to learn from alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Everyone has a story - Ask for an informational interview as a great learning tool! 
  • Take on duties and responsibilities that will help you to progress professionally, like stepping up to help others and learning a new computer program (among others). 

Clearly articulate thoughts and ideas with respect to diversity of learning styles and cultural differences ■ Inform relevant others when needing guidance with assigned tasks ■ Listen to others & ask clarifying questions

  • Write stories, advertisements, press releases or newsletters for Student Media, a local non-profit, or a club you’ve joined. 
  • Work in an on-campus office (i.e. - Information desk in Fisher, Career Center front desk, academic department assistant, etc.)  
  • Do fundraising for nonprofit events or volunteer for a political campaign – persuade constituents to give money or votes! 
  • Enroll in a writing intensive class that includes presentations – practice and hone writing and public speaking skills. 

Proactively anticipate needs and prioritize action steps ■ Gather & analyze information from diverse sources to fully understand a problem ■ Multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Organize a campus event, including volunteer staff, budget, marketing, etc. The pace requires attention to detail AND a big-picture mind set.  
  • Work as a lab assistant with computers, science, or language where your fellow students rely on your ability to make sound decisions and actively listen to them.  
  • Update your resume every semester to analyze the marketable skills you gained from your academic program and your co-curricular involvement.  
  • Do a mock interview to prepare stories that align with careers you like.  Can you articulate their value to the career?

Solicit & use feedback from multiple cultural perspectives to make inclusive & equity-minded decisions ■ Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, & policies of racism ■ Identify resources & eliminate barriers resulting from individual & systemic racism, inequities, & biases ■ Be open, inclusive, and respectful of individual differences

  • Diversify your network by seeking opportunities outside your normal circle of influence  
  • Volunteer as an International Student Mentor or Conversation  
  • Partner through the International Programs office  
  • Actively contribute to inclusive & equitable practices that influence individual & systemic change 

Inspire & motivate a shared vision ■ Plan, manage, & evaluate projects ■ Take action & initiative

  • Facilitate group discussions in class 
  • Train new employees or campus org members 
  • Identify a campus or community need and find & implement solutions 

CBe present and prepared ■ Take responsibility & learn from mistakes ■ Act equitably & ethically to self, others, & the organization

  • Use a planner or calendar to prioritize work & assignments to ensure deadlines are met  
  • Review your social media through the lens of a future employer and determine appropriateness  
  • Take on projects or roles outside your responsibilities to strengthen your skills 

Engage with & respect diverse personalities ■ Listen, ask questions, & take time to understand others ■ Approach conflict with empathy & tact ■ Demonstrate flexibility & adaptability 

  • Collaborate with others on a team, committee, or class project  
  • Join a musical group or act in a play  
  • Contribute to a group project with a focus on team goals rather than personal goals 

Use technology to improve efficiency & productivity ■ Adapt to new or unfamiliar technology ■ Use statistics & research to strategically plan  

  • Design or maintain social media for a club or community org  
  • Use Excel to track & manipulate data and create visuals  
  • Keep budgets or financial records for a club 

Contact Information

Career Center

Phone: (910) 962-3174
Fax: (910) 962-4257

601 S. College Rd.
Fisher University Union 2035
Wilmington, NC 28403-5924

Fall & Spring Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Express Hours: Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.