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Professional Development

Tools for Career Readiness


Building a professional network can serve several purposes such as sharing information, solving discipline-specific problems, AND finding and pursuing job leads!

Discover tips for building your professional network in an article by The Balance Careers.

Build and maintain your network, using your personalized Networking Worksheet. Or revisit your Discovery Notebook to keep all your career-readiness tools in one place.

Elevator Pitch

A useful career tool, the elevator pitch serves as a way to introduce yourself to a new colleague or a potential employer. In fact, Ascend recommends that you develop your elevator pitch before a career fair or interview. Explore the resources below to develop your elevator pitch!

Elevator Pitch Prep

Elevator Pitch Steps to Success