24 Build your skill set

Pretend you are an entrepreneur starting a company to rebuild and redesign your chosen industry in a way that does good. What skills would you need in order to do this?

  1. Make a list of 15 things you would need to learn. Include everything from minor detail-oriented skills, (e.g. point-of-sale experiences) to global skills, (e.g. the industry’s current business model). Include all soft skills, (e.g. communication) as well as hard skills, (e.g. financial reporting and analysis).
  2. Add other interests you are eager to learn, which feed different parts of your character.
  3. Review the CLN Job Board  and the Research Catalogue to search for opportunities that align with the skills you are hoping to build.
  4. Search by skills through the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) and Ulife for on-campus opportunities to build the skills needed to launch your dream career.
  5. If leadership is on your list, use Student Life Leadership Development as a source of training and community-building.

Interested in research? Learn about how to look for and apply to a research opportunity, and how you might contribute to research as an undergrad at the Engaging in Co-Curricular Research workshop.

Visit Career Exploration & Education and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.

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