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Outreach Blog

Welcome to the CSS Outreach Team’s blog. On these pages we will discuss academics, the job search, and events. We will also share links to interesting articles, handouts, workshops, and videos. If there is a topic that you would like us to cover in a newsletter or workshop, contact us at

Recent Posts

How to Dress for an Interview
February 23, 2021

You’ve heard a lot of advice about how to dress for an interview: Dress professionally! Dress for the job you want! Wear a suit! Be conservative! But what does that mean and what if that’s not me? You probably will have to dress differently than you do most days. But you should still be comfortable and feel like yourself. Before we get started, let’s get the don’ts out of the way: no flip flops, no shorts, no short skirts, no low rise or distressed pants, no stains, and no wrinkles.  Read More...

Is Every Day Exactly the Same? Building a Daily Routine
February 2, 2021

In honor of Groundhog Day, let’s talk about daily routines. It’s the third week of the semester, you know your class and work responsibilities, and you may have a pattern to your day. Now is a good time to solidify your daily routine. WHY? Routines help us know what to expect and help alleviate stress because you know you have a set time to tackle each of your tasks.  Read More...

Adding your Pandemic Remote Work Experience to your Resume
January 19, 2021

The pandemic changed the way we work, learn and socialize. Does your resume reflect what you did to adapt to remote work? Many of us have learned new ways to communicate, collaborate, and work remotely, and your resume should mention the adaptations you made to keep your work and learning on track. In this post, we share some examples of what remote communication, collaboration, and time management might look like in your resume.  Read More...

Get to Know the Family & Child Studies Program
November 25, 2020

The Family and Child Studies program focuses on understanding the complex influences, relationships, and ecologies of development across the lifespan. The program prepares students to promote the optimal well-being of families and individuals, recognizing that characteristics and needs of families change across the lifespan and within multiple and diverse contexts. Families provide children’s first learning environments, which impact children’s education and learning throughout their lives. The preparation of professionals in education is grounded in the deep understanding of families and children. Graduates of the program earn a B.S. in Family and Child Studies and choose between three undergraduate concentrations that prepare students for a variety of careers working with youth and families! Complete programs of study for each of the three undergraduate options are available from the program office in Simpson Hall.  Read More...

Zoom Fatigue
November 13, 2020

A year ago, we may have had an occasional video conference but the bulk of our interactions with our friends and family were in-person. These days most of our interactions are virtual on Zoom or some other video conferencing software; in addition to attending virtual classrooms and working from home, we are trying to stay connected with our loved ones by having virtual happy hours and birthday parties.  Read More...

Developing a personalized study plan
October 20, 2020

Start creating your study plan as soon as you get the syllabi for each of your courses. Build a weekly schedule: include recurring class meeting times, work, extracurricular activities, and family obligations and block out the length of each event.  Read More...

Get to Know the Exercise Science Bachelor of Science Program
September 11, 2020

Exercise Science prepares students for careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, personal training, and strength and conditioning. Our Exercise Physiology laboratories are a hub for research and educational activities conducted by faculty and students in the program.  Read More...

Make a great first impression (with your resume and cover letter)
September 8, 2020

Your resume and cover letter are the first pieces of information about you that potential employers will see. Before you apply for any jobs, create a master resume that has all of your relevant professional, volunteer, and extracurricular experiences and accomplishments. When you are ready to apply for a job, customize your master resume based on the job description.  Read More...

Organize to achieve your goals
August 16, 2020

What is important to you? Knowing what is important to you will allow you to organize your time in a manner that supports your priorities and goals. UNM CAPS has an on-demand time prioritization series and activity packet that is designed to help you set goals and priorities and create a schedule that supports those goals and priorities.  Read More...

4 Tips to Begin Your Job Search
August 1, 2020

Today’s job market looks different due to COVID-19: in-person job fairs have been canceled; interviews are almost exclusively via phone, zoom or some other video conferencing platform; and many employers have transitioned to telework. In response, you will need to transition your search…  Read More...