CDEV

CDEV, which stands for Career Development, is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn and apply career development principles throughout their Weber State experience. Whether you are participating as part of a class, a co-curricular program, or building your own individual experience, CDEV will prepare you for next-step success in all career industries!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand the fundamental elements of a high-quality resume, and are able to apply these principles to their personal resume.

  2. Students are able to identify, apply, and articulate the key skills needed in their field, such as NACE’s career-readiness competencies, transferable skills, and technical skills.

  3. Students will enhance their career preparation through targeted research into career fields, and development of their professional online presence.

As you complete each CDEV component, mark it off on your personal CDEV Map (PDF). When all 4 activities are completed, submit your artifacts through an Impact in GivePulse.

How to log into Impact

CDEV for Co-Curricular Programs

Have your program participate in CDEV

CDEV Program Application

CDEV for Individuals

Start your career exploration & development

CDEV Individual Application

CDEV for Faculty

Have your course participate in CDEV

CDEV Course Application 

RESUME

This activity is a required component of CDEV.

The Resume activity guides students through the process of creating a high-quality resume that showcases their skills and stands out to employers.

CAREER ePORTFOLIO

This activity is a required component of CDEV.

Career ePortfolios provide an excellent way for job seekers to showcase to potential employers that they can do what they say they can do.

SKILL ARTICULATION

If you are completing ‘CDEV for Individuals’ you must select the “Career Ready Guide” activity to meet the requirements of the program.

Select ONE of the following activities to complete the Skill Articulation component of CDEV:

Career Ready Guide

The Career Ready Guide is a self-paced online course that focuses on the NACE career readiness competencies. This course includes eight interactive chapters and a reflective guidebook that help students understand, assess, develop, and articulate these competencies.

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey is an evaluation tool based on the NACE competencies. Supervisors and student employees each assess the student’s work-related behaviors in a survey that takes less than 10 minutes to complete (on average).

Interview Practice

Throughout this activity students learn how to appropriately prepare for an interview and then practice confidently answering behavior-based interview questions on the video interview platform StandOut.

Professional Development

If you are completing ‘CDEV for Individuals’ you may select "Major & Career Navigation", "LinkedIn Profile", or "Handshake Profile" to meet the requirements of the program.

Select ONE of the following activities to complete the Professional Development component of CDEV.

Major & Career Navigation

The Major & Career Navigation program was created by Career Services and the Student Success Center to help students navigate the process of exploring and selecting a major and career path. Within this program, students take an online career interest assessment, attend a workshop to receive and understand their results, then conduct career research and identify next-steps.

LinkedIn Profile

An effective LinkedIn profile can be a power tool for job seekers, especially as they build and learn to utilize their professional network. Students will work to create a profile utilizing the resources provided.

Handshake Profile

The Handshake platform was created by college students, for college students, to assist them in their career search.  The internships and jobs posted on Wildcat Handshake are specifically meant for WSU students who are currently in school or who have recently graduated. By creating a profile and opening it to ‘Community’, employers are able to search for potential applicants based on their skills and experience, and students can connect with their peers around the country.

My 3 Webers

The goal of this activity is for students to create three different possible paths they are interested in exploring.  Whether this is their first semester or their last, students can design the different experiences they can have at Weber State and beyond, and then take steps to put them into action.

As you complete each CDEV component, mark it off on your personal CDEV Map (PDF). When all four activities are completed, submit your artifacts through an Impact in GivePulse.

How to log into Impact (PDF)

Questions?

Contact us at CDEV@weber.edu or 801-626-6393