Where do I want to go?
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” ~Alan Lakein, time management expert
You’ve done a lot of exploration, research, and discovery about yourself and the world of work. You’ve tried some things out and now it’s time to make some decisions. Where do you see yourself? Where do your skills and abilities line up with your passions and interests? Where do these alliances fit into the world of work? Where do you want to go in the next 5 years? In the next 20?
There are plenty of great resources to help you make those decisions:
- Utilize the Career Decision Making section of Focus II.
- Continue attending Career Center events: Watch for the “Liberal Arts Alumni Panel” and the “Careers in…..” series.
- Sign-up for US 301: Internship & Job Search Strategies.
- Register with LakerJobs and conduct research on current internship and employment opportunities.
- Utilize LinkedIn along with the Career Contact Bank to build networks and connections for informational interviewing, job shadowing, and internship opportunities.
- Participate in an Internship.
- Explore Service Learning Opportunities at the Community Service Learning Center and through the Women’s Issue Volunteer Corps.
- Participate in Student Organizations that allow you to explore your interests, abilities, values, and skills.
- Examine Study Abroad options and determine the best time to participate.
- Consider if graduate or professional school is in your future. If it is, now is the time to get involved with undergraduate research and to apply for nationally competitive awards.
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