Freshman Year (Inquiry and Awareness)
- Consider college as preparation for your life.
- Enroll in core courses with help of advisors.
- Make a tentative selection of a major field.
- Study the student guide to learn of resources available on campus.
- Start your personal development (activities, internships, etc.).
- Learn the academic system and utilize the bulletin and schedule of courses.
- Begin to consider possible career choices.
- Get to know faculty, counselors and administrators.
- Pick up bimonthly career center calendar of events.
Summer Vacation – get a job earn money, get work experience, learn to get along with people, develop maturity.
Sophomore Year (Assessment and Exploration)
- Complete introductory courses in your prospective major field.
- Self-assessment: compile interests, strengths, skills, values, and abilities; attend career center workshop and career life planning sessions.
- Utilize “CHOICES” Career Guidance System.
- Read up on fields of interest, attend career panels, get an internship.
- Explore occupations: training needed, demands for jobs, and alternatives.
- Make a tentative career choice.
- Get to know counselors, faculty, administrators and career advisors.
Summer Vacation – get a job, earn money, develop skills and confidence, build a good work reputation.
Junior Year (Testing Career Decision)
- Join organizations to develop leadership skills.
- Utilize the career resource library.
- Get a career-related internship.
- Assume responsibility for making a decision on your life’s work.
- Consider alternative careers.
- Begin to combine reality testing with values and skills assessment.
- Test your qualifications for work in your possible carer field(s).
- Get to know faculty, counselors, administrators, and career advisors.
- Take a course in career development.
- Take electives in other areas.
Summer Vacation – try out work in your potential field, compile inventory of interests, values, and skills.
Senior Year (Job Search)
- Complete the course requirements in your major(s).
- Plan your job or graduate school campaigns.
- Attend workshops on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and job search techniques.
- Take interviews on campus.
- Discuss opportunities with faculty and counselors.
- Choose the faculty and administrators you want to use for references.
- Develop a timetable for your career development after graduation.
- Learn how to network.