Career Development Stages
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
Continue to explore career options. Job shadow and/or conduct informational interviews with professionals in a career field of interest. Take an active role in a student organization to develop your communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. A end career related events on campus. Develop your 30-second commercial, and try it out at the Career Conferences. Create a strong, online professional image using LinkedIn . Explore options for global experiences: study a foreign language, study abroad, investigate Co-op or internship abroad identified through GoinGlobal. Meet with your ProgramDirector or other faculty to discuss career options with your major. Enhance your resume writing skills using Jobscan to customize toward a position. Begin to define educational goals and research colleges with Petersons.com GRADUATE SCHOOL BOUND: USE THIS STAGE TO STRATEGIZE AND DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND FIND OPPORTUNITIES TO ENHANCE YOUR RESUME.
THE EMPHASIS IN THIS STAGE IS ON CAREER EXPLORATION AND RESUME WRITING.
A end Career Services events such as: Career Conferences, expos, and employer presentations to explore possible career opportunities. Get involved and begin networking. Join campus clubs/organizations related to your major. Volunteer in the community or get a part time job. Learn about the Co-op and Internship Programby visiting the Career Services o ice and/or website. Activate your Handshake account to begin learning about opportunities and accessing additional resources. ReviewAnnual Co-op and Employment reports for salary and employment information on your major. Explore and research careers utilizing an online resource such as O*NET Online.
Use the Employment Guide and online resources to develop your resume.
Meet with your Career Counselor to update and polish your resume as well as gain information on interviewing and searching for Co-ops and internships. SUCCESS STEP:
Meet with your Career Counselor to discuss career options within your major and learn the basics of resume writing.
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