Developing a career plan is an ongoing process. It should be informed by your academic progress, interests, skills, and abilities. College is a great place to formalize your plan, but it will be a lifelong work in progress.
ASK: Assess You Abilities and Goals
What makes you unique?
- Take time to be introspective. Meditate and consider your journey thus far.
- Set up an assessment appointment with Career Advising, Academic Advising and/or Campus Ministry
- Look at your performance reviews from past jobs for consistencies and patterns.
SEEK: Explore the Career Landscape
Discover your possibilities
- Investigate employers you may not have considered before.
- Research employers to match your interests and their requirements).
- Cultivate a short list of organizations and closely follow them.
FIND: Determine Career Plans
Plan based on your individual interests
- Create a list of goals you want to achieve during and after college.
- Which courses and activities can you pursue to set you apart from others?
- Plan multiple employer experiences during your education.
GET: Acquire Practical Experiences
Build relevant skills and abilities
- Find job-related experiences to get insights. Set up an appointment with the Internship Coordinator.
- Develop pre-professional skills, certifications, and cutting-edge knowledge.
- Ensure you have up to date software knowledge in your field.
GO: Implement and Evaluate Choices
Implement your plan and seek feedback
- Tailor your resume and cover letter to specific professions, job titles or employers.
- Increase your exposure with working professionals, networks and mentors.
- Conduct regular self-analysis to confirm results and satisfaction.