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Nursing Resume Writing Guide

A resume often serves as an organization’s first impression of you. It tells the recruiter or hiring manager objective information about you which can be used to decide if an interview is the appropriate next step. For...

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Writing a Ministry Resume

A well written ministry resume reflects your preparation for ministry, your philosophy of ministry, your practice of ministry, and your passion for ministry. When it comes into the hands of a search committee it is...

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Cover Letter for a Career Change

Even if a cover letter is not explicitly required by an employer, it is vital and should always be a part of your job applications. A cover letter introduces you, demonstrates you have invested time and energy into...

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Blog Academics, Career & Leadership Development, College Preparation

7 Tips for Choosing a Degree Completion Program

Are you a hard working adult who never found the time to finish your degree? Maybe you had every intention to go to school but work, family, money, or a job got in the way. Putting your degree on hold is a common...

Friday, March 11, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

6 Tips for Finding and Maintaining a Mentorship

Finding someone to mentor you is not always easy. Often people are told to find someone really successful and to ask them to be your mentor. However, in reality this usually doesn’t work out. Most really successful...

Monday, February 28, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Career Change

Even if a cover letter is not explicitly required by an employer, it is vital and should always be a part of your job applications. A cover letter introduces you, demonstrates you have invested time and energy into...

Monday, February 14, 2022

Blog Academics, Career & Leadership Development, College Preparation

4 Things to do When Choosing a Graduate School

Are you thinking about going to graduate school? Maybe you just graduated with your bachelor's degree recently, or perhaps you have been in the workforce for 10+ years. Regardless, choosing a graduate school can seem...

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Landing the dream job

I graduated from Northwestern five years ago. As a Psychology major, I knew towards the end of my junior year pursuing a career in the traditional psychology route wasn’t for me. With that, I didn’t really know what I...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Career Communities Mean Connection

Since networking is responsible for at least 85% of new jobs, UNW students need to connect with alumni and other professionals. Current unemployment rates make networking more important than ever for students seeking...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Promoting your soft skills

When coaching students on resumes, we often talk about how to effectively share about their relevant work and other experience. When putting together skill statements, it's easiest to list the things that we are...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Back to (job search) basics

In the past two months, we've seen record low unemployment rates suddenly become record high rates. For our University of Northwestern spring graduates, the world has changed seemingly overnight, and the job search...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Opening Doors for UNW Students

Several December grads have launched into exciting new careers, often with assistance from Northwestern alumni. We in Career Development love to celebrate these connections, and we wanted to share some of our favorites.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Who wins with an internship? (Answer: everyone!)

It’s not often that you find a win-win-win scenario, but internships are that rare gem that can benefit everyone involved.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

News Academics, Career & Leadership Development, Students, UNW News

UNW Junior Steps into a Competitive Internship for the 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session

Junior History major Luke LeBrun secured a competitive internship with the Minnesota State Senate for the 2020 legislative session. This is the second consecutive year a University of Northwestern – St. Paul student has...

Friday, January 31, 2020

Blog Career & Leadership Development

5 Tools for Collaboration Online

As businesses expand and become more global, many employees are transitioning to working from remote locations. Some businesses don’t even have a main office because all their workers login from home or a coffee shop....

Friday, February 8, 2019

Blog Academics, Career & Leadership Development

5 Free Resources for Learning to Use Excel for Financial, Investment, and Statistical Calculations

If you work in the business world, you probably have used Excel to create spreadsheets. Most people are familiar with the basic functions of Excel since it has been around for several years. However, many people admit that their knowledge is extremely limited and they would like to learn more....

Friday, February 1, 2019

Blog Academics, Career & Leadership Development

3 Free Resources for Learning Basic Design for Digital Advertising

Most successful companies have an online platform, even if it is minimal and not updated regularly. Millennials have changed the way businesses advertise because everyone is glued to their smart phones now. Print...

Friday, January 25, 2019

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Quick Guide to Professional Communication

Have you ever wondered what the appropriate form of communication should be in the work environment based on what you need to say? Have you ever been asked to attend a meeting only to realize that an email would have been sufficient to deliver the information? Here is a guide to help you decide...

Friday, January 25, 2019

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6 Tips for Better Time Management

Even people with the best of intentions can sometimes struggle with time management. Maybe you frequently show up late when meeting up with friends, or you happen to arrive at the office 5 minutes late to an important...

Friday, January 4, 2019

Blog Academics, Career & Leadership Development

A Guide to Academic Writing in APA Format

Need to write an academic paper using APA format? APA stand for the American Psychological Association and it is a standard writing style in most scientific papers. Here are some guidelines to keep your writing within standards. General Information Only use 8 ½” x 11” paper. Margins should be 1”...

Friday, December 21, 2018

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