Career Readiness Month: Week 3! (Theme: Problem Solving)

Greetings HSC students! Time to celebrate Week 3 of “Career Readiness Month,” during which we will spotlight the Career Readiness Skill of Problem Solving. It probably goes without saying that if there has ever been a time where problem-solving, innovation, and resourcefulness has been at the forefront of our everyday lives—the year 2020 has certainly proven a time of “thinking outside the box” and beyond. The HSC definition of problem solving is three-fold:
• Exercises sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems;
• Obtains, interprets, and uses knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness;
• Able to generate new ideas and creative thoughts.

Now more than ever, whether currently developing your career readiness skills, or actively exercising the application and articulation of these skills to prospective employers while in the throes of a job search, demonstrating the ability to creatively solve problems will remain of vital importance, regardless of your professional discipline.

Please join us again this week for two virtual events on the following days to “Level Up” your career in the name of Problem Solving!

Tuesday, April 14 – “CV’s, Resumes, and Networking: How Do You Show Employers That You Are a Problem Solver?” (12:00-12:45 via Zoom)
In the vast and competitive job market, how does a candidate—among hundreds if not thousands of applicants—make themselves stand “head and shoulders” above the rest? Can a simple piece of paper such as a resume help an employer determine someone’s true qualifications, including demonstrating their ability to problem solve? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ Join in this interactive session where we will discuss strategies for crafting application documents as well as approaching to networking (online and in person) that will make you all the more desirable, and ultimately hirable, by employers.
To join:

Thursday, April 16 – Industry Leader and Innovator Panel: Live Interactive Event! (5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom)
The Health Science Center is beyond privileged to have several of scientific industry’s up-and-coming and seasoned leaders and innovators in our midst—all committed to holding an interactive dialogue to share their success secrets with our students through their own stories of innovation and perseverance. You will not want to miss this opportunity to get “up close and personal” (via Zoom, anyway) with our best and brightest, including several recent HSC alumni. Come prepared to engage and network!
To join:
List of Industry Leader Panelists:

Please check the Career Center website “Events and Workshops” page at for updates to weekly activities.

Contact the Career Center at for more information!