Career Readiness and Employment

Centering culturally-grounded values in resources to support scholars’ employment success.

CRE Guiding Principles

We believe that the Six Rs can help us clarify our priorities, effectively tell our stories, and cultivate resiliency even when we encounter unexpected challenges along our professional paths.

Our professional journeys are shaped by our core values and are part of our personal stories. Consider how these six, Indigenous relationality values (Six Rs) can help guide our journeys and enrich our stories.


Understand and cherish the interconnectedness of self, others, and the environment.


Uphold mutual accountability through consistent, transparent communication.


Cultivate and express gratitude, deep empathy, and generosity of spirit in co-creating thriving environments and communication dynamics.


Leverage collective strength to build long-term, sustainable practices for everyone.


Self-examine actions, responses, and consequences of upholding the Six Rs that shape our personal narratives.


Commit to sharing wisdom, resources, and stories with each other to foster a “7 Generations” mindset and legacy.

Start with Explore Careers to look for academic programs that may align with personal and professional goals; additionally, find useful information on possible job tracks.

    • Academic Programs and Jobs
    • Networking
    • Native-Focused Degrees and Programs
    • Native-Focused Institutes and Centers
    • Tribal Colleges and Universities
    • Future Planning Form

Check out Programs to Develop Your Skills page to learn about student programs that can support academic and skill development goals.

    • Student Professional Development Grants
    • 7 Generation Innovators Fellowship
    • Internship Matching (coming soon)
    • Innovation Programs (coming soon)

The Professional Development page offers basic resources to support professional and career development.

    • Creating Your Résumé
    • Interview Tips and Professional Etiquette
    • Graduate School
    • Internships

Employment Resources provides basic information for us as we move from entry level positions to upper-level management roles.

    • Entry Level
    • Management Level
    • Leadership Level (coming soon)
    • Entrepreneurship Level (coming soon)
    • Retirement Level (coming soon)

The Career Advising Resources page provides resources for those who are supporting academic and professional journeys for others.

    • Cultural Career Advising
    • Six R Evaluation Framework
    • Research Repository

Native Focused Degrees and Programs

Explore programs and degrees that are native-focused, offered by some of the top universities in the country.