Author: Cathy Day

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    Need direction? We’ve got you covered.

    Check out our schedule for Fall 2022. Cardinal Directions (formerly known as “Stars to Steer By”) is a career series geared to students in Anthropology, English, History, Modern Languages & Classics, and Philosophy & Religious Studies. Remember: recent alumni still looking for jobs or interested in a career pivot are also welcome!  Tues. Sept. 20, […]

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  • Step 4: New (and Old) Rules for Resumés

    Watch the Presentation (Ball State Access Only) As technology changes, so do the rules for what makes a good resume. Many employers today use software programs called ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) to review submitted resumes—and studies show that up to 75% of resumes are unreadable to the ATS programs and simply rejected. We’ll talk about […]

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    Step 3: Networking for Introverts

    Watch the presentation Ball State Access Only Takeaway Resources Do you get anxious about advertising yourself to potential employers? Do you worry about how you can get a job when you don’t really know how to network? This session will teach you how to network and widen your professional circles, both in real life and […]

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    Step 2: Self-Assessment and Step 3: Strategic Research

    Watch the presentation (Ball State access only) Question: How do you search for a job if you don’t know it exists? Answer: Do some self-assessment, and then some strategic research. Takeaway Resources March 16, 2022  Cathy Day, Director of the Humanities Compass Advantage,  Emily Karas, Career Coach for Humanities and Social Sciences majors,   […]

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  • Grad School for Creative Writers

     This event took place on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 Do you need an MFA in Creative Writing in order to be a writer? What about a PhD? When is the right time to pursue the degree-–right after college or a few years later? Learn the answers to these questions and more. Takeaway Resources Speakers: […]

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    The Business of Being a Writer

    Cardinal Directions will kick off its Spring 2022 schedule with an 8-week series of events aimed at creative writers at Ball State. The topic is “Writers at Work,” focused on understanding the business of publishing. The events are sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Compass Advantage. It’s also a special topics class (ENG […]

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