University of Vermont

Untitled Document

Four-year Career Development Plan

Developing your career direction begins during your first days at UVM.  Career development means acquiring skills, insights and experiences that will serve you over a lifetime. Each step you take builds a foundation for your life after graduation.

FIRST YEAR: LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF
Identify your interests, values, and skills

GOALS FOR THE YEAR STRATEGIES DOCUMENT & REFLECT ON PROGRESS

Get to know UVM & Vermont

❒ Join campus clubs and organizations and volunteer.

❒ Get to know faculty and staff members.

❒ Take classes in different areas of study.

❒ Learn about your community— go to concerts and plays, talk with everyone and ask lots of questions.

 

Discover your interests, values, and skills

❒ Read textbooks, newspapers, books, blogs, or journals in interesting career areas.

❒ Develop your communication skills.

❒ Identify 4 other skills employers value, and plan how to acquire them at UVM.

❒ Use interest inventories to consider your aptitudes and career options.

 

Explore majors and careers

❒ Talk to your advisor, faculty, alumni, career counselors or mentors about possible majors and careers.

❒ Learn about majors, courses or requirements by reading or attending Major Choice Fair or related workshops.

❒ Explore career options by major.

❒ Draft a college résumé


❒ Log onto Catamount Job Link–UVM's database of jobs, internships and employers.

❒ Attend 2 Career Services workshops or programs (Resume Building, Internship Hop, Alumni Networking, etc.)

 

Winter Break

 

Talk to professionals (family, friends, acquaintances, alumni) about their work

 

Following summer

❒ Try to work, volunteer or job shadow within your area of interest

 

Last modified February 08 2013 09:04 AM