Resource Library

The Career Design Lab provides a wealth of information and reference material for every stage of your career journey, from planning, research and personal branding to networking, negotiation and learning about important employment laws that may apply to you.

In addition to this resource page, you also have access to the CDL Course on Canvas.  There you will find resources to help you complete every step of your career journey.

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The students who are the most successful in their career journeys often begin working with our office within the first few weeks of school, taking full advantage of our resources and continue working with us throughout their degree program. The Career Design Lab is here to guide you through the process of planning your career and finding your future jobs.

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Career Resources

Resume Building
Creating a Professional Resume

Employers only look at a resume for 7-10 seconds so it’s important to use a common …

Sports Management Resume Template

It is important to tailor your resume to the industry that you are interested in. Check out the resource below …

Cover Letters
Tailored Cover Letters

Write a tailored cover letter for every job application you submit. Why? Because every job is different …

Career Design Workbook

The Career Design workbook will guide you in your career search through in-depth looks at industries, search techniques, and application …

Columbia Alumni Directories
SPS Alumni Directories and Network

The program directory is a tool for each SPS program’s alumni, faculty, and current students …

WorkforceGPS

WorkforceGPS is your online technical assistance website created to help build the capacity of America’s public workforce investment system. Sponsored …

Classes

Career Design Lab Course

The CDL course on Canvas is designed to help you leverage best practices in your professional development.  There you will…

Optimize your Linkedin Profile

This LinkedIn Learning course will review on how to best optimize your LinkedIn profiles.   Rock Your Linkedin Profile

Building Professional Connections

In this LinkedIn Learning Class, you’ll learn how to start conversations that build real connections, and use social media to…

Informational Interviewing

If you are looking for a job, considering a new career, or trying to advance in your current career, you…

Delivering an Authentic Elevator Pitch

Find out how to craft an authentic personal pitch while projecting competence and warmth—two key factors in making a great…

Creating a Communications Strategy

A communications strategy is the backbone of any good marketing or communications program. It provides a focus, with a clear…