7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Orientation Experience

It’s orientation season on campus and NAU Career Development is here and ready to help you have the best orientation experience imaginable. These 7 steps were created to help you prepare and make the most of your NAU Orientation.

How to Get the Best Letter of Recommendation

Asking for a letter of recommendation can be slightly intimidating. Maybe that person is always busy and you don’t want to add more onto their plate or you haven’t asked for a letter before and have no idea where to start. The good news is asking for a letter of recommendation can be very simple … Continue reading How to Get the Best Letter of Recommendation

The Best Spotify Stations for Studying

Getting ready for the last stretch of the semester? For people like me who have a million different commitments and thoughts on their mind, focusing on studying or filling out applications can be difficult. The right playlist can make any study or job search session more productive and even tolerable. Step out of your usual … Continue reading The Best Spotify Stations for Studying

The Best Job Search Engines

Freaking out that you don’t have a summer job or internship yet? NAU Career Development has you covered. Check out our tried and true job search engines that help you narrow down job and internships to location, industry, type, and keyword.   Check out NAU Career Development appointments for help on your resume, cover letter, … Continue reading The Best Job Search Engines

5 Videos to Watch Over Spring Break to Remain Productive

While Spring Break is the perfect time to relax, don't forget to use this time to work on yourself!

Introduction to Personal Branding

What is your personal brand? Are you confused because usually companies like Coca-Cola and Disney have distinct brands? Creating a personal brand does not mean turning yourself into an object to be sold, but a way to distinguish yourself from other people through presenting a specific image of yourself. For major corporations, like Coca-Cola and … Continue reading Introduction to Personal Branding

Networking: Do you know who I think I am?

Have you ever heard of the phrase “It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know”? Sometimes this phrase applies to the job search. 75 to 95 percent of jobs are never advertised, instead candidates are plucked from the insider network.  Another applicant may be more likely to get the same job you … Continue reading Networking: Do you know who I think I am?

Finding Motivation

So we have two weeks left until break is over.  No wait…one week. Oh no… It’s actually a handful of days until we all return to the white capped mountains and soon-to-be-opened text books. While the energy of a new year is exciting, going back to school is not easy when you haven’t needed to … Continue reading Finding Motivation

Forget identity crisis, get some identity capital!

Your winter break is more than time to eat cookies and play video games. Having a month off is your opportunity to gain identity capital by making an investment in who you are now or who you might be next. Investments of time that build transferable skills, your knowledge of your strengths and interests, or … Continue reading Forget identity crisis, get some identity capital!

Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Are you looking for something different than the corporate world? One place to find meaningful work is in non-profits, where diverse people, majors, and opportunities exist. Non-profits are organizations with a unique tax exemption status that allows them to work towards a purpose other than a profit. The revenue for non-profits is usually obtained through … Continue reading Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit