March Madness and the NCAA Basketball Tournaments are upon us! As you settle in to watch and cheer on your favorite men’s and women’s teams through this month’s non-stop blitz of exciting action, take the time to also think of your career and employment plans. A lot of you may be filling out brackets and hoping to predict the correct winners. Think about the same thing for your career. Like Florida, Arizona, or Wichita State on the men’s side and UConn, Tennessee, and Notre Dame on the women’s side, you probably have career and industry favorites. It’s easy and painless to advance these favorites through your bracket, but it takes a little time and research to pick some upsets. What kind of jobs and careers are your underdogs? Who are those Albanys, Florida Gulf Coasts, and Cardiac Pack teams that can come up out of nowhere to capture your focus and attention?
So, this March, don’t just pick a safe tournament bracket and don’t just settle for the same types of career exploration. Be bold in your search and match your skills, qualifications, and interests to some other, untapped potential career matches. Check out CareerNet for our latest seminars and industry expos, make an appointment with a career coach to help evaluate options, or take a few minutes to see where NYU grads end up professionally.
It’s called March Madness for a reason. Don’t play it safe…explore and research!