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Career & Professional Development

Announcement: The Office of Career & Professional Development is temporarily relocating to Gabhart Student Center Room 203 from May 7th through July 1st.

    Upcoming Events

    Past Events

  • Big Hearts, Small Paychecks: Minimizing Debt in the Helping Professions
    01-29-2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Beaman A & B
    This program will help students create wise plans for funding graduate degrees in the helping professions--that are notorious for lower salaries. WSCL Convo
  • Creatives Chat: “Making It” as a Freelancer, Performer or Entrepreneur
    01-31-2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Massey 4th Floor Boardroom

    Learn from a panel of creatives in Nashville as they “tell all” about the realities of pursuing their passions. Gain tips for developing your brand, marketing yourself (and your work), customer/fan acquisition and resources for self-employed creatives. 

    Panel Moderator:
    Libby Oellerich ('14), Creative Content Manager, Nashville Songwriters Association International; Blogger, The Local Lady

    Megan Beaven ('15) - Founder, No Baked Cookie Dough
    Amanda Mazzo ('03) - Creative Director/COO, Mazzo Media
    Paul Nelson ('02) - Session Musician/Educator/Musicpreneur
    Ryan Schemmel ('10) - Co-founder, Fort Houston

    Co-sponsored by the Office of Career & Professional Development and the Center for Entrepreneurship. GCLDP Convo.

  • Caffeinate Your Career: Drink a Cup, Take Action.
    02-07-2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Massey 4th Floor Boardroom
    Grab a cup of coffee and take home tips and tricks for getting the most out of your current job, mitigating office politics, navigating your way through personal challenges and mapping out a clear plan for achieving career-fulfillment. WSCL Convo
  • Launch Your Career: Pro Tips for Resumes, Job Search Strategy, Interviewing & More!
    02-12-2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | JAAC 2nd Floor Lobby

    Searching for a job or summer internship? Preparing for graduate school? Stop by the Ayers 2nd floor lobby to receive individualized advice from professionals at these advice tables:

    • Pro Tips for Resumes & Cover Letters: bring a draft of your resume or cover letter to receive quick tips for improvement
    • Job Search Strategy & Interview Advice: learn how to get started with your job/internship search and gain tips for interviewing
    • Practice Your Pitch & Learn How to Make Contacts: learn how to craft your “elevator pitch” and how to make connections in your field of interest
    • Grad School Prep Tips: get advice for all things grad school
    • General Career Questions: learn about services and resources available to you through Career Development at Belmont and get your general career questions answered
    • Get your FREE LinkedIn headshot taken (dress professionally!)

    Confirmed Industry Professionals:
    Nicole Parker ('14), Imagination Branding
    Kimi Robertson ('12), Sony ATV 
    Ellen (Allbritten) Arnold ('16), Omni Hotels
    Betsy Williams, Universal Music Group 
    Julia Bonner, Pierce Public Relations 
    Mike Cortese ('04), Belmont University 
    Luther Young ('12), Vanderbilt University Divinity School

    GCLDP Convo.

  • Alumni Non-profit Fair
    02-19-2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Beaman A & B
    Ever wondered what it it’s like to work in the non-profit sector? During Homecoming 2018 on "Mission Monday, the Office of Alumni Relations in partnership with the Office of Service Learning and Office of Career & Professional Development will host the first annual Alumni Non-Profit Fair. You will not want to miss this opportunity to meet Belmont Alumni who have started non-profits or work in non-profit field. Not only will you get to know more about these organizations, but you will have the chance to engage with them and ask questions about their work. Some of the non-profits planning to attend include: The Word Wagon, Rise Against Hunger, Sports & Rec Plus, Poverty and the Arts and Restore Small Groups. Others to be announced soon. GCLDP Convo
  • Homecoming Career Conversations: Clinical Health & Research
    02-21-2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Massey 4th Floor Boardroom
    Join us for Homecoming Career Conversations with leaders and young professionals in clinical health and research professions. Have informal conversations with Belmont young alumni who are making a difference in the world through their work. Learn more about possible career paths and essential skills to be successful. GCLDP Convo
  • Nashville Area Career Fairs
    02-22-2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Nissan Stadium
    Sponsored by 9 Nashville-area colleges and universities, including Belmont, this event offers two career fairs in one location. The College to Career Fair is from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the Teacher Recruitment Fair is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and graduates are invited to attend.

    You must obtain a free ticket for the fair(s) of your choice using the password careerfair:
    College to Career Fair Registration
    Teacher Recruitment Fair Registration

    Parking is free. Plan to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes to give to employers or school system representatives. Both the College to Career Fair and the Teacher Recruitment Fair will be held at Nissan Stadium. Plan to come early so that you have an opportunity to talk with all of the employers you're interested in meeting. Visit the Nashville Area Career Fairs website to see a listing of registered employers and school systems and gain tips for making the most of the fairs.
  • Nailed It: 10 Keys to Crushing the Interview
    02-28-2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Beaman A & B
    A live "TED talk" style session on how interviews REALLY work. The author shares the Secrets to Securing Your Next Job, Promotion or Internship and you will learn the interview "tricks of the trade" that your friends & roommates don't know. This interactive, engaging and insightful session will be the difference between getting just "any" job and securing the specific, high-paying career that you've worked so hard to obtain. GCLDP Convo
  • Managing Your Money
    03-21-2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Massey Business Center 4th Floor Boardroom
    This program will focus on budgeting, financial planning, and living within your means. The presenter will discuss the importance of credit, managing debt, and securing your financial future. WSCL Convo
  • Negotiating Salary and Perks
    03-26-2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Beaman A & B
    Learn from a panel of seasoned HR and recruiting executives as they share tips and strategies for navigating this potentially awkward conversation. Know your worth and make your job offer count! GCLDP Convo
  • LSAT Practice Test
    04-11-2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | JAAC 5004Register
    Thinking about law school? Get a jump start on your LSAT practice and gain insight where to focus your preparation. This section is geared for Juniors applying to law school in Fall 2018, but all are welcome. Please register to attend at to ensure we have a test booklet and answer sheet for you. GCLDP Convo