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Career Center

The Career Center services and programs focus on our mission to connect all of our partners for the purpose of helping students integrate their education, self-awareness, and experiences to empower a lifetime of career achievement and personal satisfaction. 

Your donations go to supporting services like these:

Candid Career Alumni Video Playlists

Candid Career is an online library of thousands of career videos from over 150 Ball State Alumni. For students seeking career guidance, Candid Career videos cover virtually any industry and provide relevant job details and advice to help students choose a career and be successful in it. 

Cardinal Closet

Cardinal Closet is a program directed by the Student Action Team where students can come and shop for semi-professional and professional clothing. Cardinal Closet is free for all Ball State students as long as they bring their ID. The Career Center is a drop-off location for donations.

Career Coaching

Students can meet one-on-one with a Career Coach specializing in their major and career concentration. Career Coaches can provide guidance in career exploration, insight on how to develop the key skills employers are seeking in new hires, and serve as a connection point to all of our alumni and industry partners.

 Career Curriculum Consulting

Faculty can receive individualized support embedding career content in their course or program.

Career Ready

Career Ready is a customizable, online career preparedness program housed in Cardinal Career Link. Students work to develop the eight career competencies identi?ed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as necessary for a successful transition into the workplace.

Faculty Externship Program

Full-time Ball State University faculty members participate in a  summer experience with an Indiana business which requires skills representative of those taught by the faculty in their department

Informational Interview Program

Students learn how to network by conducting informational interviews with BSU alumni.

Interactive Workshops

The Career Center provides innovative and interactive workshops on a variety of career topics.

KEY Careers

A deep-dive career experience used during summer orientation and the freshman year that connects the dots between a chosen major and future career goals.

Online Practice Interviews

Interviews on Demand are available 24 hours a day on Cardinal Career Link. Students record their responses to pre-loaded questions, which can be reviewed at a later date with a Career Coach.

Practice Interview Program

Academic courses that participate in the Practice Interview Program receive professional interview training from over 50 corporate volunteers. These volunteers include top executives, hiring managers, and seasoned professionals from all across the state.

Skills Infusion

Full-time Ball State faculty members are invited to apply for a paid training and collaboration experience. The goals are to help students better articulate transferrable skills learned in concert with course content and to provide a gap analysis tool that students can use to reflect on skills not yet practiced or learned.

VMOCK Resume Reviews

We are proud to collaborate with VMock, a career smart platform that utilizes machine learning, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence to help students optimize their skills. VMock reviews student résumés and instantly provides detailed feedback on how they can improve.

$25,000 Surprise Challenge
$750,000 will unlock $25,000 for Student Emergency Aid, Student Scholarships, Cardinal Kitchen, Cardinal Excellence Fund, and SOAR. Each area will receive $5,000 thanks to an anonymous donor.
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $5,000 from the Alumni Council!
Non-academic/Non-athletic Leaderboard
The two non-academic/non-athletic areas with the most donors each receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 BFSA Student Scholarship 97
2 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 92
3 Alumni Scholarships 87
4 Student Emergency Aid Fund 84
5 Black Alumni Constituent Society 76
Evening Leaderboard
The 5 areas that raise the most money from 7-11:59pm each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Athletics $38,306.54
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy $14,305.00
3 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $11,450.22
4 $1,000 Alumni Programs $5,770.00
5 $1,000 Black Alumni Constituent Society $4,180.00
First Five!
One Ball State Day, 24-hours of inspiration and impact, starts now. The first 5 academic areas to receive a gift will each receive $500 in challenge funds.
Tag & Swag Social Media Challenge
Take a selfie with any of our Leadership cut outs and post social using #OneBallState. Four individuals will be randomly chosen to designate $250 to a fund of their choice.
Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 812
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 633
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 278
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 184
5 $1,000 School of Music 126
Evening Donor Leaderboard
The five areas with the most donors between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 161
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 149
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 50
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 47
5 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 27
Ball State University Foundation Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby & Ray Allen will give a total of $1,000.
Enrollment Planning & Management Employee Challenge
If the number of enrollment planning, and management employees who donate is greater than last year, Vice President Paula Luff will donate $2,000 to Student Emergency Aid Fund.
IT Employee Match
Loren Malm will match gifts made by IT division employees up to $500.
Morning Challenge
From 8 - 11 a.m., five donors will be selected at random and $1,000 will be given to the fund their gift went to.
First Student, Employee, Alumni, & Parent Challenge
The first student, employee, parent, and alumni donor will each receive $250 given to the fund their gift went to.
Ambassador Challenge
The three units/departments with the most verified ambassadors, with dollars raised, receives $1,000.
Facebook Challenge
Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Facebook and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
Twitter Challenge
Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Twitter and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
Noon Leaderboard
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by noon receives $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 296
2 Athletics 272
3 Indiana Academy 130
4 Ball State Fund 107
5 Student Scholarships 86
Dean Cutout Selfie Challenge
Provost Susana Rivera-Mills will donate $100 for each dean who takes a selfie with her cut out and/or the cut out of another dean and posts it to social media using #OneBallState on April 5. This total gift of up to $5,000 will benefit the University College.
Last Hour Challenge
Give during the last hour of OBSD and you could be one of three donors chosen to designate an extra $1,000 to the area you gave to.
International Alum Challenge
The first international alum to make a gift on One Ball State Day will get $500 in challenge funds designated to the fund their gift went to.
General Counsel Match
Sali Falling will match gifts made by General Counsel employees up to $500.
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