Career Development

Career Guidelines

Unique career guidelines for students in ND or MSOM and all master’s programs.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae?

These are two different documents used for similar but unique purposes.

A resume is the most commonly used in the US and must be kept to 1-2 pages. Unless a job specifically requests a CV you can send a resume in the US.

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is most commonly used in other countries including Canada. In the US it is the preferred tool to apply for positions related to  academia, research, publishing, seeking funding and lecturing. A CV can be as long as is needed and should list all accomplishments in your career.

It is recommended that all MSOM, ND, and MSIMR students develop both. Students in other programs should consider the likelihood of teaching, writing, research, or speaking in their career plans and decide if they want to create a CV.

See the information on resumes and curriculum vitae for instructions on developing one.

Creating an Elevator Pitch or USP

The term Elevator Pitch or Unique Sales Propositions is used to refer to a very short and compelling presentation about your business or career. Unless you have a business it is best to focus on your career. When referring to your career it can also be called a “Unique Self Presentation.” At any time in your career development it is ideal to have a USP that you use when the opportunity arises.

Know How to Tell Your Story

NUNM Graduate Pitch Winners

Dani Anderson: view the video

Erica Volk: view the video

Bethany Tennant: view the video

Ashley Grimmel: view the video

Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are one of the most valuable tools you will use in your career. They are a key part of job search, career development, and business strategy at all points in your career.

Business Plan Outline

Download the business plan outline.