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Naviga&ng the Transi&on from Campus to the Workplace Steve Miller (SEI) Kong Sham (UCI) Judi Quach (Cal; ASE) Chad Worth (SLO) May Chiu (UCI)
Objec&ves and Format • Overview of topic and some proven truths and suggested best prac&ces • Tes&monials from recent GC alumni • Group discussion
Making the Transi&on • The First 90 Days (by Michael Watkins) – Transi&ons are cri&cal &mes – Like swimming, transi&oning is a teachable skill – Ac&ons you take early on set the stage for how you succeed and advance in your new job/career – Time to build credibility, network and secure early wins – The sooner that you can advance on the learning curve, the sooner you become a net contributor to your new employer (the ‘breakeven point’)
The Breakeven Point Breakeven Point Value CreatedContribution 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Value Consumed Months in New Job
Barriers to Making a Successful Transi&on • New employees are… – Unfamiliar with organiza&onal structure, informal and informa&onal networks – Lack insight into an organiza&on’s culture – Generally unknown and internal lack credibility • This presents an opportunity to… – Promote yourself – Accelerate your learning/ Secure early wins – Build healthy rela&onships (with your boss/colleagues)
Learning the Culture Dimensions of Culture Symbols Norms Professional Geographic Organizational Assumptions
GC Alumni Tes&monials… • Judi Quach • May Chiu • Chad Worth
Items to Address • Describe key challenges you faced when going from being a full-‐&me student to a full-‐&me professional. • What are some strategies or tac2cs that you suggest during the ﬁrst days/weeks on the job? • How can someone look to posi2on themselves for long-‐term success in their posi&on and career?