Wildcat Way to Professional Success

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Wildcat Way to Professional Success

At the University of New Hampshire, students develop personal and professional skills beyond the classroom by following the Wildcat Way to Professional Success.  Our aim is to outline and share action steps students can take toward career readiness, and provide a guide for professional development to support each student’s academic experience.  Career and Professional Success provides events, services, and coaching in each of these core areas to support Wildcats as they explore the option and opportunities that await them after graduation.

What do I have to learn about myself and my potential field?

  • Identify your interests, skills, and values
  • Learn about your field of interest; industry areas, job types/titles, growth projections
  • Map your skills to industry needs
  • Understand the career paths of fellow students and alumni
  • Understand salary ranges for your industry

Action Steps...

How do I present myself?

  • Create and update career documents
  • Create and practice your professional pitch
  • Develop your LinkedIn and Wildcat Connections profile
  • Practice interviewing for your specific industry/field and professional goals
  • Cultivate your professional image

Action Steps...

How do I practice and build skills?​​

  • Engage in academic experiences such as research, teaching/lab assistantships, publications and presentations, and study away experiences

  • Participate in co-curricular experiences such as student organizations, volunteering opportunities, and student leadership.

  • Pursue professional experiences such as internships, job shadowing, and part-time employment

Action Steps...

Who should I know and how do I meet them?

  • Build professional and personal networks
  • Maintain your network by following up with your new and established connections
  • Attend employer events on campus and in the community
  • Conduct informational interviews
  • Secure 3-5 professional references

Action Steps...