Your career development starts now!

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How to prepare for graduation and the career you want, starting your freshman year of college and continuing through your educational career!

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Your career development starts now!

  1. 1. N I K K I K A R A B I N I S A S S I S T A N T D I R E C T O R S T U D E N T C A R E E R D E V E L O P M E N T Your Career Development Starts Now!
  2. 2. What is Career Development?  Career development is a process throughout the duration of your role as a student of self-assessment, career exploration, career decision-making, and implementation.
  3. 3. What Services Does the Office of Career Development Offer?  Career and Major Exploration  Skills and Personality Indicator Assessment Tools  Skill Building  Internship and Job Search  Resume and Cover Letter Development  Free Resume Printing Services  Interview Practice  Job/Graduate School Search  One-on-one Career Counseling
  4. 4. Freshman Year  Adjust to college life.  Select courses of interest.  Identify your interests, skills and values.  Get involved with clubs and organizations  Build relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  5. 5. Sophomore Year  Declare a major and concentration.  Gather occupational information.  Seek volunteer and leadership opportunities.  Explore career-related experiences such as internships and professional practice through volunteer work.  Begin developing a career network through friends and family.
  6. 6. Junior Year  Update your resume and identify gaps in your professional profile.  Practice your interview skills.  Broaden your horizons through multicultural and community service experiences.  Expand your volunteer activities.  Gain practical work experience through internships and professional practice.  Develop networking relationships through alumni contacts, internship or professional practice experiences and career fairs.  Meet with an academic or career advisor to develop a transition plan for your senior year.
  7. 7. Senior Year  Implement your transition plan.  Utilize your career network to find potential opportunities.  Put your job search and interview skills into action.
  8. 8. Questions?
  9. 9. References  Some materials were adapted from Denison University.
  10. 10. Contact  Peer Career  PeerCareer@shawnee.edu  740.351.3784  Nikki Karabinis  nkarabinis@shawnee.edu

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