Career Development Process

Steps in the Career Development Process

  1. Assess
    • Skills & abilities
    • Motivations
    • Interests
    • Values
    • Temperament
    • Experience
    • Accomplishments
  2. Explore
    • Career and/or Graduate School Information
    • Objectives
    • Targets (alumni, mentors, professional associations)
    • Alternatives/Career clusters
    • Internships/Research
  3. Develop Skills
    • Conduct research
    • Resumes & cover letters, personal statements
    • Explore prospects
    • Conduct informational interviews
    • Mock interviews
    • Research salaries and/or graduate school funding
  4. Implement Job Search/Grad School
    • Research
    • Prospects
    • Networking
    • Informational interviews
    • Formal interviews
    • Grad/Professional School applications
    • Fellowships
    • Salary negotiations

Career Planning & Resources In-Service

Faculty members, academic advisers, career counselors, as well as other members of the Trojan community, are invited to participate in a series of year-round in-service workshops highlighting the most current technologies, resources, and information related to career development. Participants who complete all in-service workshops within a two-year period are eligible to receive a “Career Planning & Resources Certificate” to document this level of expertise.