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Gaining Experience and Professional Education

Find a Museum Studies Program

American Alliance of Museums

Looking for a museum studies or related program?  This is your go-to directory.

Center for Curatorial Leadership

Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL)

The Center for Curatorial Leadership helps train curators to eventually assume leadership positions in museums.

Guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs

College Art Association

The College Art Association shares its Guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs. It lists the duties of a curator, has curriculum recommendations, and discusses internships.

Advancing Your Nonprofit Career Through Continuing Education

Common Good Careers

Common Good Careers offers some considerations for deciding to pursue graduate or professional certification as part of reaching career goals.

4 Secrets That Will Improve your Employment Prospects

Employment Law Handbook

The Employment Law Handbook shares a helpful blog post with tips for improving your employability.

15 Quick Tips for Gaining Valuable Experience in College

Live Careers

Quintessential Careers shares 15 tips for gaining entry-level work while still in school. The guidance ranges from volunteering to getting part-time work to developing an online presence.

Turning Your Internship Into A Job

Live Careers

Quintessential Careers shares strategies for leveraging an internship to secure a job.

When It’s Time to Go to Grad School (and When It’s Not)

Live Careers

Quintessential Careers offers insight on choosing whether or not to attend graduate school and discusses both strong and weak reasons for continuing education.

How to Balance School and a Full Time Job

Monster.com

Monster.com shares some insight on balancing school and work, including setting expectations, assessing goals, and finding support.

The Public Speaking Project

The Public Speaking Project

This website offers an assortment of virtual tools to help users improve their public speaking skills.

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