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Focusing on an Industry Cluster

Focus on a Cluster

Once you have gained a basic level of familiarity with your goals, we encourage you to focus on specific industries.

The Center for Student Professional Development has divided the world of work into seven different groups, or industry clusters. The cluster(s) you may be involved with might be independent from your major. For example, English majors sometimes find themselves in the music industry and Engineering majors may find themselves on Wall Street.

The cluster approach allows you to explore your interests in various fields and see how you can apply what you have learned in your courses of study to a particular field of interest.

Each of the clusters provides tailored programs, events, workshops, and coaching geared specifically to the needs of the students and to the employers looking for qualified students in a specific industry. All clusters have resume and cover letter samples as well as a listserv associated with them. Our coaching staff can answer any questions you have about any of these clusters so be sure to ask!