Decide

Evaluate your options and utilize effective decision-making skills to pinpoint potential career fits.

  • Pinpoint & try out 2-4 good career fits
  • Identify 5 potential employers or graduate schools
  • Set goals and timelines

 

steps

narrow your options

Narrowing your options can be confusing. The Career Coaches at the University Career Center can provide you with resources to help you narrow your options.

Meet with a Career Coach

network to confirm your direction

You might not realize it, but you connect with people every day. You can easily use these encounters to your advantage. Connect with your network to confirm your career direction and make sure its the one for you.

Networking

job shadow a career of interest

Job shadowing is an excellent way for students to follow, or “shadow,” a professional for a day or longer to get a close, first-hand look at what a day in the life of a particular position or career entails. This will help you determine whether or not a position or career path is a good fit for you.

tips

  • Before you arrive for your job shadow, research the organization and industry to prepare yourself for the day.
  • Observe a professional in action to learn about their day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Ask questions about their role, the organization, and the industry.
  • Tour the facilities and meet a variety of professionals within the organization.
  • Be sure to follow up the shadowing experience with a personal thank you email or note.