“No experience? No Job!” Have you heard that before? Have you asked yourself the question, “If I can’t get a job how am I supposed to get experience, especially if I need a job to get the experience?”

While you are enrolled at Ball State there will be a lot of opportunities for you to gain experience and be better prepared for the transition to full-time work once you graduate.

You can gain experience and develop leadership skills in many ways, including

• Building Better Communities Fellows
• Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry
• Excellence in Leadership
• Study Abroad
• Post-graduate Fellowships (like the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
• Major Scholarships with Help from Honors College

Leadership is just one of the many skills that employers are seeking in new hires. Working as part of a team, global understanding, and the ability to persuade someone to accept your idea are all important skills. Learn more about these and other skills here.