Students & Alumni
THE FOUR-YEAR CAREER PLAN
- Work one-on-one with a Career Counselor in the Career Exploration Office to help you identify interests, abilities, and values.
- Meet regularly with your academic advisor.
- Complete a self assessment inventory in the Career Exploration Office that will provide majors and careers that fit your interests, skills, values, and personality.
- Speak with departments across campus about academic majors, minors, and concentrations.
- Discover major and career information resources at the Career Exploration Office.
- Explore related career titles for AppState majors.
- Research careers via O*Net Online.
- Utilize Handshake to identify local part-time jobs.
- Continue to meet regularly with your general academic advisor if you are undeclared. If you declare a major, meet with your new departmental advisor.
- Visit the Career Exploration Office and take additional self assessments and explore majors and careers if you are undeclared.
- Join a club and/or organization related to your major and interests.
- Identify local volunteer opportunities that are related to your major and interests with volunteer.appstate.edu.
- Utilize Handshake to research internships.
- Develop your collegiate resume.
- Explore the internships website.
- Attend the Internship Fair and Leadership and Involvement Fair in January.
- Complete an informational interview and/or job shadow.
- Schedule an appointment with your career counselor via Handshake to discuss internship opportunities within your major.
- Utilize internships.appstate.edu for resources in finding and applying for internships.
- Update your resume to apply for internships.
- Explore research opportunities with the Office of Student Research.
- Take on leadership roles within clubs and organizations.
- Join a regional or national professional organization in your field of study, quintcareers.com/professional_organizations.
- Attend workshops, events, and career fairs to seek information on internships.
- Attend the Graduate and Professional Schools fair if applying for graduate school.
- Attend the Internship Fair.
- Complete a practice interview through Big Interview, an online interviewing practice software.
- Keep a journal of your internship experience so you can easily update your resume.
- Schedule an appointment with your career counselor via Handshake to review your resume and discuss your career plans.
- Attend an AppState, regional, or national professional organization workshop and/or conference within your major.
- Utilize Handshake to sign up for on-campus interviews and search for jobs.
- Research company and organization information for your field via Handshake.
- Update your resume to include any internship, volunteer, leadership, involvement, part-time work, and professional organizations' information.
- Attend Career Development Center information sessions, workshops, and career fairs.
- Make a list of references/professional contacts you have made through internships, volunteering, professional organizations, or part-time jobs.
- Research and conduct site visits to graduate programs.
- Take graduate school admissions tests if considering graduate or professional school.
- Apply to graduate school (if applicable).
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