If we’re being completely honest, you actually don’t have to wish at all. That’s because we’ve partnered with leading employers to find out exactly what they’re wanting from potential job candidates. They’ve told us what they think it means to be a professional, what skills they believe are important, and what it takes to be successful in a competitive job market. These skills are what we call Career Competencies. If you want to learn more about the eight career competencies, watch our competency playlist on our YouTube channel. When you sign up for our Career Ready Program, we’ll fill you in on what we’ve discovered.

Begin your journey to becoming Career Ready by signing up and completing the commitment form. 

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After signing up for Career Ready, you can access the program through your Cardinal Career Link account. Once you are logged in, select the Pathways module under Resources. 

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Want to know how Career Ready works? Find out HERE.

The Career Ready Program is for any Ball State undergraduate or graduate student who wants to advance career possibilities. Career Ready is a self-paced experience that students can complete any time before they graduate.

The Career Ready Program provides employer engagement experience, relevant leadership and volunteer experience, an enhanced professional image, and a Career Ready certificate that you can showcase to employers. Want to learn more about the benefits of the Career Ready Program? Contact us today.

To get started, sign up for the Career Ready program. If you'd like to learn more about the Career Ready program, schedule an appointment on Cardinal Career Link to meet with a Career Coach.

Let Us Guide You Through Your Journey

We have services and resources to meet your needs depending on which of the following stages of your career journey you are in. So at which stages is it most useful to use the services described on this page? See below!
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Explore Options

Let our career experts, professional network, and tools guide you through some of your earliest choices.

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Develop Skills

Resumes, interviews, workplace etiquette, and more play such a large role in making sure you’ll earn a future job offer.

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Build Experiences

We’re here to make sure you find the best connections, the strongest networks, and the best experiences.

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Make the Transition

Ready to leap from classroom to professional world? We’re here to help you with job postings, on-campus interviewing, job fairs, and more.