Career action plan

Career planning as an undergraduate student

First year: self-exploration

Determine your strengths and weaknesses. Find out which career choices fit your strengths and interests. Focus on these strengths and further develop them during your foundation program.

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Second year: career exploration

Declare a major that best matches your skills, values, interests and personality preferences. If you are not ready to make a decision about a major, ask your adviser which courses will help you explore various fields of interest.

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Third year: testing your career decisions

Focus on arranging an internship to gain experience within your major. Target the types of organizations that you would be interested in working for as an intern.

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Fourth year: implementing your career goals

Schedule an appointment with a career adviser to discuss your career goals. Register with the office for career and alumni success by providing your email address so you may be notified of job listings, on-campus employer visits and career workshops.

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Career planning as a graduate student

First year: exploring your specific field

Schedule an appointment with a career adviser to discuss your career goals. Register with the office for career and alumni success by providing your email address so you may be notified of job listings, on-campus employer visits and career workshops.

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Second year: executing your professional plans

Make an appointment with a career adviser to finalize your job-search plans.

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Are you ready to interview

Here are some common questions for an initial interview with an employer:

  • What are your strengths as an artist/designer?
  • What are your weaknesses as an artist/designer?
  • What are your short-term and long-term career goals?
  • What are your values and interests?

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