Career Planning

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If you are pursuing a college degree to gain the skills employers want, keep in mind that getting good grades is not enough to impress most employers.

Career centers, print resources and online resources teach students and alumni the tools and techniques that will help them to be successful in lifelong career planning. Career planning for college students includes selecting and confirming a major/minor, identifying appropriate experiential education opportunities, conducting an effective job and internship search, researching study abroad opportunities, making effective graduate school decisions and much more.

Planning ahead for your career will help you learn that you have a great deal of control and responsibility in choosing your appropriate career path. Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, follow the strategies listed in this section to better prepare and promote yourself to prospective employers.