Whether you are applying for a job, internship, funding, or another graduate degree, etc. you will need to communicate your skills, knowledge, experience, your vision, and interests, and fit with the opportunity.

Understanding yourself, the opportunity, and what is desired by your audience are key components in successful communication.  Skipping one of these components will lessen your ability to communicate your value and to show what you have to offer.

Consider these resources as you explore ways to effectively communicate your value in your verbal and oral communication and digital presence.


Big Interview: Practice Interviewing
Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.
Career On Demand

Watch bite-sized videos with tips & advice covering all aspects of Career Development, wherever and whenever you need them.

Interview Preparation Guide and Worksheets

The Interview Preparation Guide will help navigate you through the entire interview process with tips about how to prepare for …

Résumé & Cover Letter Guide

Just starting a career? Thinking of transitioning to a new one? Use this guide to improve your resume, CV, or …

Career Coaching for Communicating Your Value

Career Coaching bridges the gap between where you are and where you want to be, through a goal and action-oriented …

Schedule a Virtual Practice Interview

Along with practicing for interviews on your own, the Center for Career Development offers both virtual interview prep appointments and …

Common Academic Interview Questions

It is rare to know which questions you will be asked during an interview. The best preparation is to dedicate …

Building Your LinkedIn Profile

Learn how to best present yourself on the biggest professional social media network.

Tips for Specific Interview Types

Documents include tips for All Day Interviews, Ethical Interview Questions, Virtual Interviews and Group/Panel Interviews.