Career Planning and Preparation

No matter where you are in the process of finding a career, Career Services is available to help you. Some of the resources Career Services provides to assist you with career planning and preparation include:

  • Assisting you with identifying colleges that have the major you are seeking
  • Working with you to create an individualized career development plan
  • Up to date information about résumé writing, cover letter writing, and other professional written materials
  • Mock interviewing opportunities
  • Information about using social media appropriately and effectively
  • Tips for networking
  • Job search assistance

Create an Educational Plan with Academic Advising

Part of a solid career plan includes having a solid educational plan. Academic Advisors are available to assist you with creating an educational plan to ensure you graduate in a timely manner. For more information about meeting with an academic advisor, including finding your advisor and hours of operation, please visit the Academic Advising website.

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Career Development Planning

It is recommended that students visit with Career Services early in their college career to create an individualized career success plan. Depending on your major and career plans, we can help you identify what you need to do and when you need to do it to be marketable when you graduate.

One important way students can set themselves apart in the post-graduation job search is by gaining experience while in college. Employers value job candidates who have gained professional skills and have a proven track record of successfully utilizing needed skills. Ways to gain experience include:

  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Volunteer work
  • Leadership positions in on-campus organizations