Steps In Career Planning

Assess interests, abilities, skills, and personal/work values through individual career counseling. These services are available to enrolled college students as part of their student fees.

  • Research careers in depth. Review both the requirements to enter the academic program and qualities needed to perform the job.
  • Be realistic about starting salaries and your academic strengths and weaknesses.
  • Shadowing is a process that involves observing professionals in a field of interest. It is important for students to develop contacts in prospective career fields who can provide accurate, realistic information.
  • Gain exposure/experience (Volunteer, Part-time jobs, Co-op, Internships, Extracurricular activities).
  • Develop marketable and transferable skills. Communication, Computer, Leadership and Teamwork skills are valuable for any career.
  • Beginning senior year, learn valuable job search and interviewing skills