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Nov 6 / Carissa Bell

November is National Career Development Month

November is National Career Development Month. For over 50 years, career professionals have celebrated this time each year to encourage personal awareness and growth. This year, Wayne State University is celebrating in a big way.

National Career Development Week begins Monday, November 12th. If you haven’t been to Career Services recently, now is the time to stop in, learn a little about yourself, a lot more about today’s job market, and have some food and fun while you plan your future.  Each day will offer a wide variety of career exploration and management activities including:


  • Create Your Career Brand


  • Speed Resume Review


  • Career Assessments


  • Professional Headshot Photos


  • Career Vision Boards


  • Workshops


The week’s whole agenda can be found at the Career Services’ website:

You don’t have to wait until then, however to jump start your career planning. Here are some quick ideas and important things you can do to keep yourself on track*.


  1. Acknowledge your favorite classes and assignments


  1. Improve and maintain your GPA


  1. Recognize past accomplishments (can we link to past article)


  1. Talk to someone whose job you find interesting


  1. Send and say Thank You to those who help you


  1. Meet with your Academic Advisor


  1. Learn about careers related to your interests at the U.S. Occupation Outlook Handbook


  1. Update your resume


  1. Identify transferrable skills by highlighting verbs on job descriptions


  1. Get Involved! Stop by DOSO to learn how


As always, if you want more help with developing career development strategies, visit or contact Career Services at or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor – that’s what we’re here for!


References and Resources


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