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Career Development Services

Career Steps

5 Steps of the Career Development Process

Step 1: Self Discovery

Explore your values, interests, and skills to discover which careers are aligned with your strengths and unique talents.

Step 2: Career Research

Conduct occupational exploration research using multiple sources to find specific information on career pathways.

Step 3: Design a Career Plan

Based on your career research, develop short-term and long-term goals to enrich your education through preparing for experiential-based opportunities that provide added value to your academic experience.

Step 4: Experience Your Field

Gain valuable hands-on experience in your field through participating in internships, service learning, volunteer opportunities, networking, mentorship and informational interviews.

Step 5: Launch Your Career

Market yourself effectively through gaining the practical skills to launch your career including a polished resume and cover letter, proactive job search strategies, professional networking skills, salary negotiation techniques, and strong interview skills to become a competitive applicant in today’s market.

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