What are the cardinal directions?
They’re the four main points of a compass. North, south, east, and west.
What is Cardinal Directions at Ball State?
Formerly known as “Stars to Steer By,” Cardinal Directions is a speaker series that connects students with our generous alumni. Humanities graduates share their career stories, professional advice, and internship/job leads in order to light the way for the next generation.
Cardinal Directions does more than just showcase a few successful graduates; we actively connect our students with lots of alumni through this series via:
- Alumni speaking engagements
- Visiting classes in person or virtually
- Informational interviews
- Practice interviews
- Mentoring via CardinalsConnect.com
Cardinal Directions will show you how to pivot from the academic study you love to the professional pathway that’s right for you.
Recent Cardinal Directions Topics:
- networking for introverts
- editing and publishing
- working in strategic communications
- working in public relations
- pursuing a career in library and information science
- starting a business as a creative
- personal branding
- applying to graduate school
- preparing for “alt-ac” positions in higher education
- teaching English abroad
- serving nonprofit organizations
For more information, please email Cathy Day or see our CSH calendar.