​The Career Development Office team can help you develop stand-out applications and prepare you to navigate the interview and offer negotiation process. Review our guides and templates for crafting effective applications and our resources for honing your interview skills. 

Career Readiness Cycle


Career Exploration

Research, evaluate, and learn about career and job opportunities and how to pursue them. As a Harris candidate, your career exploration starts on your first day of orientation. Whether you are a seasoned or new professional, or want to start your search broad or narrow, we are here to partner with you and get you where you want to go. Harris Career Coaches and our suite of resources equips you with the skills necessary to move your career forward.

Career Exploration resources

Portfolio Enhancement

Building your personal brand and personal marketing communications. A well-crafted resume, cover letter, LinkedIn Profile, or other portfolio tools can mean the difference between landing a job interview or getting passed over.

Leverage our portfolio enhancement resources and learn how to market to the employer, show why your skills and experience are the best fit for their needs, and avoid being skimmed-over.

Portfolio Enhancement resources

Professional Development

Foster meaningful professional relationships and own your growth. Build relationships and a professional board of directors that reflect your personal values and career development. Identify professional development resources and opportunities, and learn how to describe your career journey. 

Professional Development resources

Interview Preparation

Put your best foot forward and make a strong impression. Prepare for the interview with in-person and virtual mock interviews. Use stories to illustrate your answers and connect your answer to the role. Ask questions that communicate your interest. Follow-up to say thank you and highlight memorable interactions. 

Interview Preparation resources

Offer Acceptance

Meet with CDO to learn how to frame and leverage your value while centering your identity, education, the Harris Tool Kit, your own career trajectory, and transferable skill sets. We seek to provide you with the resources to confidently navigate upholding your value, knowing the market and environment, building self-awareness around stereotypes, and using them to your benefit.

Offer Acceptance resources