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Career Resources

The Krannert Professional Development Center integrates a career planning framework into every students’ job search. Workshops and seminars, along with individual career coaching, bolster student competency areas. In addition to this strategic process, supplemental materials are available to advance your job search.

It’s Virtually Possible Summer Guidebook

Sharpen your resume

Enhance your online presence

Grow your professional network

Find FT jobs and summer internships

Virtual interview best practices

Build new skills


The Job Search

  • The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster – Steve Dalton
  • Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation – Marc Cosentino
  • The First 90 Days – Michael D. Watkins

Entrepreneurship & Enterprise

  • The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
  • Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time – Howard Schultz
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die - Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Banker to the Poor - Muhammad Yunus
  • Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits - C.K. Prahalad
  • Connect the Dots – Rahmi Barsal


  • Dare to Lead – Brene Brown
  • The Mentor Leader - Tony Dungy
  • Expect to Win - Carla Harris
  • The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business – John Browne
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World – Cal Newport
  • Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success – Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win – Jocko Willink and Lief Babin
  • First, Break All the Rules – Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy – Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek
  • Radical Candor – Kim Scott
  • The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success – Jim Dethmer
  • Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Tribes – Seth Godin
  • Good to Great – Jim Collins
  • Driven from Within - Michael Jordan
  • What Makes a Leader Great: Discover the One Key That Makes the Difference – Russ Crosson
  • The Mentor Leader by Tony Dungy
  • The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders – Elena Botelho and Kim Powell

Resilience & Opportunity

  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Daniel Pink
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol Dweck
  • Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson
  • Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World – Timothy Ferriss
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard – Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace – Gordon McKenzie
  • Becoming: Michelle Obama
  • Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition - Kerry Patterson
  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think – Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Ronnlund
  • Go Together: How the Concept of Ubuntu Will Change How You Live, Work, and Lead by Shola Richards
  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy - Sheryl Sandberg
  • Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change - William and Susan Bridges
  • Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process - Andy Molinsky
  • The Road to Redemption: Overcoming Detours, Obstacles, and Challenges –  Lucinda Cross
  • Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection - Jia Jiang.
  • Against All Odds: A Story of Courage, Perseverance and Hope – A G Krishnamurthy
  • Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life - Christopher Reeve


  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  • The Power of Habit: Why We What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life – Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results – Gary Keller
  • The Six Sigma Way: How to Maximize the Impact of Your Change and Improvement Efforts – Peter Pande, Robert Newman and Roland Cavanagh
  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game – Michael Lewis
  • Measure What Matters – John Doerr
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement – Eliyahu Goldratt
  • Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life - Book by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein


  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High – Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable – Peter Lencioni