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 in your foundation classes.

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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 declare 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

Arrange an internship to gain experience in your field. 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

Develop and execute your career search plan with your career adviser.

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Career planning as a graduate student

First year: exploring your specific field

Identify your specific interests, skills and abilities within the context of your field.

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Second year: executing your professional plans

Finalize your job-search plans with a career adviser.

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