Career Planning and Development

Establishing a 4-Year Plan

FRESHMEN AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Inquiry and Awareness

  • Establish your LionJobs account at career.una.edu/LionJobs
  • Read your catalog (online at una.edu/catalog)
  • Consult with an academic advisor in your division to schedule classes and plan a course of study
  • Visit Career Planning and Development and meet with a Career Counselor to identify skills, abilities, interests and values as they relate to possible career choices
  • Establish relationships with upper classmen, faculty members and administrators
  • Visit the Center for Academic Advising and Retention Services in 127 Keller Hall for help with study habits, test-taking skills, or test anxiety
  • Get involved with campus activities
  • Attend career development classes, workshops, seminars, presentations and career fairs

SOPHOMORES

Assessment and Exploration

  • Establish your LionJobs Account at career.una.edu/LionJobs
  • Read your catalog (online at una.edu/catalog)
  • Consult with an academic advisor early in the semester to select courses for the next semester
  • Undecided about a major? See an advisor in your division or a counselor in Career Planning and Development, 202 GUC
  • Visit the Center for Academic Advising and Retention Services in 127 Keller Hall for help with study habits, test-taking skills, or test anxiety
  • Clarify skills, abilities, interests and values to help identify potential careers
  • Begin to develop a résumé; schedule a mock interview
  • Explore job shadowing and internship opportunities
  • Get involved with campus activities
  • Attend career development classes, workshops, seminars, presentations, and career fairs

JUNIORS

Gaining Career Experiences

  • Establish your LionJobs account at career.una.edu/LionJobs
  • Read your catalog (online at una.edu/catalog)
  • Consult with an advisor in your major to confirm degree requirements
  • Continue developing skills and abilities through student organizations, internships, part-time employment and community service
  • Assume leadership roles in student organizations as appropriate
  • Relate values, interests, skills and abilities to possible career choices
  • Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss career choices
  • Research thoroughly career choices and conduct information interviews in your area of interest
  • Explore programs and entrance requirements to graduate school
  • Make plans to take entrance tests appropriate to your program
  • Update your résumé and have it critiqued
  • Attend career development classes, workshops, seminars, presentations, and career fairs

SENIORS

Job Search

  • Establish your LionJobs account at career.una.edu/LionJobs
  • Consult with an advisor/registrar to confirm degree requirements
  • Apply for graduation
  • Have résumé critiqued by the Career Planning and Development staff
  • Take advantage of on-campus and off-campus recruiting events
  • Network with professionals and alumni in fields of interest
  • Apply to graduate and professional schools
  • Sharpen job search skills; use the Internet in job search activities
  • Meet with a Career Counselor regularly
  • Attend workshops, seminars, presentations and career fairs
  • Report employment status to the Career Planning and Development via the Graduation Survey

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Make sure your LionJobs Account is updated at career.una.edu/LionJobs
  • Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss career interests and ways to market your experiences
  • Clarify work interests and associate them with educational and career opportunities by utilizing self-assessments and other information resources
  • Investigate the world of work
  • Continue to update and revise your résumé
  • Network with employers through On-Campus Recruiting and by attending Career Fairs
  • Report employment status to the Career Planning and Development via the Graduation Survey

ALUMNI

  • Make sure your LionJobs Account is updated at career.una.edu/LionJobs
  • Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss career interests
  • Clarify work interests and associate them with educational and career opportunities by utilizing self-assessments and other information resources
  • Investigate the world of work
  • Continue to update and revise your résumé
  • Network with employers through LionJobs, On-Campus Recruiting and attending Career Fairs
  • Offer your support to underclassmen by mentoring and providing job shadowing experiences
  • Report employment status to the Career Planning and Development via the Graduation Survey

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