Developing Career Plan
Career development is an ongoing process consisting of a continuum of stages or components including:
Identifying your interests, skills, abilities, values, goals, and personal qualities, particularly as they
relate to the world of work.
- Exploring Career and Educational Options
Increasing your awareness of options by reading career literature, talking with professionals,
visiting those involved in the field and researching educational options (majors, course work,
graduate and professional study, and additional training).
- Making Decisions and Setting Goals
Making choices to pursue your interests and opportunities in certain areas; securing an
internship, cooperative education position, part time job, or volunteer experience in a field of
your interest; and conducting informational interviews.
Putting your decisions into action, conducting an effective job search, and finding employment.
Assessing the transition and formulating new plans; constantly evaluating your choices and
continuing the career development process.