• Career Plan

    Freshman Year
    ~ Self Evaluation and Career Planning ~
     
    • Assess and establish priorities, skills, and goals for career development.  
    • Establish realistic career goals.  
    • Solicit advice from faculty, career-planning staff, and friends.  
    • Undecided about your major?Contact the Office of Career Services to inquire about career counseling and assessment resources.  


    Sophomore Year
    ~ Career Exploration and Investigation ~

    • Visit information sources on campus (i.e. Career Services Office, Academic Advising, and the Library).  
    • Begin to write your resume.  
    • Start to research well-known companies in your career field.  
    • Initiate a networking system.  
    • Keep track of responsibilities, dates, and supervisors of organizations you are a member of and jobs you have held.  
    • Join organizations in your field.  

    Junior Year
    ~ Gaining Career Experiences ~
     
    • Begin internships or volunteer experiences.  
    • Re-affirm your chosen career field.  
    • Start planning your job-search campaign.  
    • Finalize the format of your resume.  
    • Don't wait until your last semester to begin job searching, begin now.  
    • Register and put your resume online at Career Connection.  
    • Attend workshops and seminars on campus.  
    • Attend job fairs.  


    Senior Year
    ~ Job Search and Transition into the Workplace ~

    • Assume responsibility for finding employment.  
    • Execute job-search campaign.  
    • Make a list of companies and organizations that are recruiting and hiring job candidates.  
    • Participate in on-campus interviews.  
    • Attend job fairs.  
    • Discuss career opportunities with faculty, family, social, and network contacts.  
    • Consider and review various job offers.  
    • Develop a list of transitional concerns to address while making your transition from college to work life.  


    Summer Vacations
    ~ What to do during the summer months ~

    • Get a summer job related to the career you are pursuing, like internships or volunteer work.  
    • Develop a strong work ethic.  
    • Work hard to pay your own expenses.  
    • Develop the ability to work with other people and handle adverse situations.  
    • Develop computer and job-related skills.  
    • Develop knowledge of the workplace.  


     

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