Career development shouldn’t wait until after graduation! Start preparing now for success. Professional development is a process that takes time. This timeline tool can help you to develop a professional development plan.
Securing a rewarding career is usually a process that takes time and includes three key steps:
When making decisions about your future, ask yourself:
There are many ways to research potential employers, occupations and industries. Informational interviews, job shadows, career fairs, Employer Information Sessions, Career Conferences and appointments with your career counselor are all good resources.
The best way to discover if you actually like something is to try it! Internships, off-campus jobs, and on-campus jobs are excellent ways to determine how much you enjoy an industry, company or career path. There are also many other opportunities on campus to explore careers and develop skills.