Career and Professional Development

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Career and Professional Development

  • Overview

    The Graduate School is here to support you, even after degree completion. You are much more than a student. We aim to equip you with the skills necessary to help you confidently venture into competitive academic programs and/or professional work environments. Our office offers several career and professional development programs throughout the academic year. 

Professional Wednesday Series

  • Overview

    This semester’s virtual series is hosted by Mary McIntyre. Mary is an SHSU alumna, and is the president of Merrimac International, which is a boutique executive search firm that has a local, national, and international footprint. With over 30 years of combined experience across various industries, this woman-owned organization services a range of clients from small start-ups to multi-billion-dollar Fortune 100 companies.

    ***To network and to ask individual questions, it is best to attend the live sessions held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Central Time (CT) via Zoom. All sessions are recorded and archived on our Career & Professional Development webpage for future viewing. 

  • Fall 2022 Schedule

    Registration closed.

    Wed., Sept. 14 | Career Focus: What Are You Looking For? | View Presentation

    Wed., Oct. 5 | Communication: How Do You Sell Your Value Proposition? | View Presentation | View Handout

    Wed., Oct. 19 | Finding the Next Opportunity: What Is Your Plan? | View Presentation | View Handout

    Wed., Nov. 9 | Interviewing: What Companies Are Looking For & How Do You Show Them You Have It? | View Presentation 

  • Presentation Archive

    Honest Conversations | More Information

    Honest Conversations

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    What Are You Feeding Your Body & Soul? | More Information

    What Are You Feeding Your Body & Soul?

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    Pouring From a Full Cup | More Information

    Pouring From a Full Cup

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    Netiquette & Etiquette | More Information

    Netiquette & Etiquette

    Knowing how to present oneself in different settings is key for academic and professional success. Tune in and dialogue with a veteran industry professional who will share strategies for appropriately engaging in both physical and digital spaces.

    View presentation here | LinkedIn Tips | Career Research

    Career Moments, Milestones, & Missteps | More Information

    Career Moments, Milestones, & Missteps

    If I knew then what I know now... Join us to hear from industry professionals who will share their upfront and personal career experiences, most notably, their most impactful moments, milestones, and missteps.

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    When ‘Plan B’ Becomes ‘Plan A’ | More Information

    When ‘Plan B’ Becomes ‘Plan A’

    Your time at the university is focused on developing ‘Plan A.’ Then circumstances change and require you to alter your initial plan. The reality is that we all must become adept at managing change. Join Jose and Justin to learn from their experiences of managing change.

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    Career Moments, Milestones, & Missteps | More Information

    Career Moments, Milestones, & Missteps

    If I knew then what I know now... Join us to hear from industry professionals who will share their upfront and personal career experiences, most notably, their most impactful moments, milestones, and missteps.

    View Presentation here

Mock Interviews

  • Overview

    The Graduate School is eager to support your professional development. Join us for Virtual Mock Interviews via Zoom on Friday July 14 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CT to polish and improve your skills.

    The academic track will prepare you for an advanced degree, teaching appointment, or research position. The professional track will prepare you for an agency, organization, or industry career. Whether you plan to advance your education or enter your career field, having excellent interview skills will benefit your process. Interview spots are first-come, first-served, so we highly encourage you to register as soon as possible. All SHSU graduate students, regardless of program or completion track, are invited to participate.

    ***Each mock interview will be one hour in duration***

    Please direct questions to Ryia Steps (rss036@shsu.edu).

  • Interview Tracks

    Academic Track

    The academic track will prepare you for an advanced degree, teaching appointment, or research position.

     

    Professional / Industry Track

    The professional track will prepare you for an internship, agency/organization, or industry career.

  • Interview Schedule

    Register here.

     

    Friday, July 14

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm CT