Resources for Climbing the Ladder to Career Success

4. Experimenting by gaining career-related experience

Once you have developed your job search skills, you can get practical information and experience through a variety of programs. First-hand experience may be gained by participating in Cooperative Education, Internship, Experiential Learning (EXL), Service Learning, or Student Employment programs across the MTSU campus. You may also consider conducting informational interviews, job-shadowing, or volunteering to gain greater insight into a particular field. It is important that you "test"; your skills and abilities and gain related experience.

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