Interview with Shakira Rhoads, Assistant Director of Career Services at Missouri Southern State University

Interview with Shakira Rhoads, Assistant Director of Career Services at Missouri Southern State University
GradLeaders recently interviewed Shakira Rhoads, Assistant Director of Career Services at Missouri Southern State University. We wanted to check in with one of our partner schools to better understand changes they’re making to increase student engagement in the virtual world we live in today. Here's what Shakira shared with our intern, Emily Mowry...…
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New Virtual Services that Career Centers Should be Offering This Fall

New Virtual Services that Career Centers Should be Offering This Fall
No matter if students are on-campus or learning remotely, career centers will continue working hard to turn students’ career dreams into a reality. In order to continue helping students during these unprecedented times, career centers must adapt to the changing world by creating a stronger virtual presence. By creating more virtual experiences, career centers can stay connected with students in order to provide extra support and better prepare them for the changing professional world. Virtual services allow students to receive one-on-one training from a career coach or advisor from wherever they feel comfortable.…
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How to Properly Utilize Your Career Center During College

How to Properly Utilize Your Career Center During College
College students who visit their career center are more likely to receive a full-time job right after graduation than students who don’t, according to a recent Gallup study. These students are also more likely to say that their school prepared them well for life after college. The problem is that many students don’t properly utilize their career centers, and some don’t visit them at all. It’s important for students to understand the value career centers can provide for life after college.…
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Jobs of the Future: Which Jobs will be in Demand in the Next Few Years

Jobs of the Future: Which Jobs will be in Demand in the Next Few Years
The U.S. economy and overall job market were majorly affected during the Coronavirus pandemic. Unemployment rates were at an all-time high as people lost their jobs and their future became unclear. As people shift their job trajectory or attempt to start a new career path, they should focus their attention on the jobs that are continuously growing. According to the United States Department of Labor, here is a list of jobs that are projected to be in high demand within the next few years.…
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10 Books Every College Graduate Should Read

10 Books Every College Graduate Should Read
The perfect time to read and improve yourself is Summer Break! By reflecting on your past year’s experiences, emotions, goals, as well as future plans, you can better prepare for a life of success. The following ten books are considered professional development and self-help books that many great leaders and successful individuals have read to transform their life. Take some time to understand your own tendencies and hear the advice of these highly successful people to learn, grow and live your best life.…
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