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.

Career Exploration / Assessment

Main Gateway for Student Career Engagement

Internships and Diversity Programs

Career Access Resources Library, Vault.com, and more

Connecting Students with Alumni and Services for Alumni

Events, Fairs, and More News