Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Outlook Handbook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics gathers, analyzes, and presents data on thousands of occupations based in the U.S. This resource can be used online or through the app. Interested in exploring job descriptions, trends, and median salaries? For many YSEers, CPD recommends starting with Life, Physical, and Social Sciences, Management, and Farming, Fishing and Forestry.  

Transferable Skills: What Are They and How To Use Them

Transferable skills are any skills you possess that are useful to employers across various jobs and industries. These might include skills like adaptability, organization, teamwork or other qualities employers seek in strong candidates. Resources: -Research the job market: Start your job search:

Your Career Path Doesn't Have to Be a Straight Line

From YouTube: "You may think of your career as a ladder–you can go up, or down–but a better analogy might be a rock climbing wall, where going sideways, or even backwards, can be how you find your unique route to the top. KeyAnna Schmiedl, global head of culture and inclusion at Wayfair, explains what real-life rock climbing taught her about defining career advancement for herself."

How to Answer the Question, “Tell Me About Yourself” | Christine vs. Work

Great advice from Christine Liu and Joel Schwartzberg on a tough interview question. From YouTube: "It may seem like a softball, but it's actually the toughest job interview question. Here's how to nail it. Let’s be real: 'Tell me about yourself' isn’t even a question. It sparks instant anxiety for most. Where do I start? What’s most important? How much of myself do I reveal? Also, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 am I? Innovation Editor Christine Liu decided to…

How to choose hard and soft skills for resumes

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Quick view to help define and navigate hard and soft skills.

2025 Sea Grant Knauss Application Webinar

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students interested in ocean, coastal and …