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Team Building

Do you play nicely with others? Does the opportunity to work on a group project, either for class or in a student organization, get you excited? There are a variety of ways that you can contribute to a team, and it helps to gain experience in team building to figure out how you can have an impact. Employers are looking for someone who can collaborate, make a contribution to a larger group, and lead from within.

How You Might Build This Skill

  • Participate actively in group discussions or projects in your classes.
  • Consider participating in a sport, whether it’s intramurals or club sports, to build strong relationships and work collaboratively in a variety of ways.
  • Contemplate taking on a leadership role in a student organization to give you firsthand experience in working with others and taking responsibility for heading up a team.
  • Look into volunteering through the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement; you’ll see firsthand what can be accomplished when a diverse group of people bands together for a common cause.
  • Consider courses in group dynamics, interpersonal communication, or leadership to understand how teams operate, and how you can best contribute.
Building Your Brand

Everything from your emails to class attendance shapes how faculty, staff, and potential employers view you. Here are Career Services resources to consider when presenting yourself.