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Summer Bridge Career Planning Power Point 2013


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A quick 8 slide PowerPoint on Career Planning and Preparation. Tips for career planning success and information on the top 10 items students should be working on during college for career success

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Summer Bridge Career Planning Power Point 2013

  1. 1. © 2013 Kauffman Scholars, Inc. Kauffman Scholars, Inc. admits students of any race, color, and national origin and without regard to other protected status as provided in its Non-Discrimination Policy. C4 Summer Bridge Career Planning 101 Nick Hardesty Career and Alumni Coordinator
  2. 2. © 2013 Kauffman Scholars, Inc. Why Career Planning? • Helps you be prepared • Increase confidence in decision-making • Helps you set and achieve goals • Gives you a benchmark to evaluate growth • Helps you deal with change • Helps you find ways to overcome obstacles • Keeps you focused
  3. 3. © 2013 Kauffman Scholars, Inc. What is a Career Plan? Your Interests (people, math, technology) Identify School, Major and Career Choice/Possibilities Your Strengths (creativity, teamwork leadership, etc.) Your Needs/Wants (income, growth, personal fulfillment) Exposure/Exploration What is out there? Career knowledge Application/Experience Networking, Internships, Volunteering, Experience Preparation Skill building, Practice, Professionalism Choose a Major/Career and Evaluate Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?
  4. 4. © 2013 Kauffman Scholars, Inc. KSG (Keep Setting Goals) 3 steps for career planning success 1. Know yourself 2. Set your goals 3. Get there
  5. 5. © 2013 Kauffman Scholars, Inc. What is career readiness? Career readiness can be defined as the ability to navigate pathways that connect education and employment to achieve a fulfilling, successful and financially-secure career. To be career ready requires adaptability and a commitment to lifelong learning, along with mastery of key academic, technical and workplace skills In sum, Career readiness means you can…. • Connect education to employment • Gain skills to function effectively in a workplace • Commit to personal growth and learning over time
  6. 6. © 2013 Kauffman Scholars, Inc. 1. Have your Resume and Cover letter updated and ready to go 2. Be able to give a Formal presentation 3. Participate in multiple Mock Interviewing Experiences 4. Obtain Letters of Reference and Recommendation 5. Participate in workshops/activities provided through career services 6. Have a graduation and post-graduation plan (action steps, etc.) 7. Participate in Career exposure experiences (job fairs, shadowing) 8. Improve social etiquette skills and professionalism 9. Build strong relationships and develop a professional network 10. Document your professional growth (career portfolio) Top Ten Things I Need to Do in College
  7. 7. © 2013 Kauffman Scholars, Inc. Where do I need to go for help? • Career Services on your campus • Your college advisor and professors • Kauffman Scholars coaches and staff • Online tools and resources • Friends who keep you accountable and encourage your success
  8. 8. © 2013 Kauffman Scholars, Inc. Tips for Success in Career Planning 1. Get motivated- Get Excited! Get Involved! This is your life! 2. Make and plan and revise each year 3. Set goals and evaluate success in reaching them 4. Explore training opportunities- practice, practice, practice 5. Research career opportunities you can participate in now. Don’t wait there are experiences you can do now 6. Internships, internships, internships- get experience 7. Measure your success but don’t beat yourself up 8. Don’t be afraid to ask for help 9. Never stop educating yourself 10. Network, network, network