Four Year Plan

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FRESHMAN - YEAR: EXPLORING THE FRONTIER

The first year of your college experience must involve exploring the various resources that are available on campus. This wealth of information will help you make the transition from high school to college smoother.

- Resume
- Transcript
- Letters of references
- Evaluations
- Thank you letters
- Research projects or reports
- Certificates
- Conferences and workshops attended
- Awards
- Videotapes
- Photographs
- Diagrams
- Flash drives or Computer & DVD discs
- Job descriptions from internships, field experiences or past work experiences that are related to your field of interests
- Other supporting documents.


SOPHOMORE YEAR: EYES WIDE OPEN

The second phase of the career planning process must include arming yourself with information related to careers by studying the academic programs in the college catalogue. Ask yourself, do I know exactly, the requirements to my academic goals? If the answer is no, your work is not done. Visit your academic advisor and view the college catalog to understand various degree requirements and obtain copies of the program guides of the majors that may spark an interest to you from the Career Management Center. Also, it is important to acquire a better understanding of yourself by assessing your interests, values, strengths and weaknesses. This can be obtained by using Focus-2.

JUNIOR YEAR: PREPARING YOUR GAME PLAN

Now that you have selected a career choice, you should consult with your advisor for proper guidance in selecting the appropriate courses in your major.


SENIOR YEAR: PUTTING YOUR GAME PLAN INTO ACTION

At the beginning of your senior year, you must kick start your job search campaign into high gear. Commit yourself to a thorough job search. The job search process is very similar to sports. If you expect to be successful, you must know the rules, develop a sound game plan and put in the time to execute it.