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College to Career Road Map: Student Edition

Foreward

Acknowledgements

Introduction (pdf)

This Book Is for You—the College Student!
A Directive Guide to Finding Your Path
Why Bother with All of This?
How to Use This Book Effectively

Freshman Year—Exploration

Introduction
Academic Activities

Orientation
Core Courses
First-Year Experience Course
“How to Study” Courses
Role of the Academic Advisor
Meeting with Professors
Investigating Potential Majors
Value of International Study

Experiential Activities

Living on Campus
“Welcome Week” Activities
Campus Organizations
Volunteer Activities
Part-Time Work
The Career Portfolio
The Student Resumé
The Campus Career Center
Researching Careers

Yearly Reflective Journal

Sophomore Year—Examination
Introduction
Academic Activities

Working with a Campus Career Counselor
Meeting with the Academic Advisor
Choosing a Minor
Beginning Major-Course Studies
Evaluating Academic Progress
Preparing for Studying Abroad
Getting to Know One’s Professors
Talking to Upperclassmen.
Focusing on the Professors in Your Student’s Potential Majors

Experiential Activities

Pursuing a Leadership Role in a Campus Organization
Campus Leadership Positions
Is Your Student’s Part-Time Job Providing Learning Opportunities?
Revising the Resumé
Utilizing Informational Interviews
Creating an “Internship/Co-op Possibilities” Binder
Developing a “Dream Companies” Binder
Mock Interviews

Yearly Reflective Journal

Junior Year—Experience

Introduction
Academic Activities

Choosing Elective Courses
Getting to Know the Professors
Research Courses and Independent Study Seminars
Career Development Courses

Experiential Activities

Seeking a Leadership Role in a Campus Organization
Revising the Resumé
The Career Portfolio
Networking
Utilizing Mock Interviews
Professional Organizations Related to Career Choice
Job/Career Fairs
Researching Graduate/Professional Programs

Skill-Building Experiences

The Value of Internships
The Importance of Volunteer Activities

Yearly Reflective Journal

Senior Year—Empoyment and Education

Introduction
Academic Activities

Writing Courses
The Application for Graduation
Seeking Professional References

Experiential Activities

On-Campus Interviewing
Job-Search Workshops
The Job Search Support Group
Evaluating Campus Organization Experience
Internships and Co-op Experiences
The Graduation Ceremony

Focus on the Future

The Basic Cover Letter
Revising the Resumé
Get a Second Opinion
Highlighting Abilities, Traits, and Accomplishments for Interviewing
Looking for Post-Graduation Job Opportunities
Job/Career Fairs
Identifying Professional References
Using the Career Portfolio
Interviewing
“Plan B”
Post-Graduate Education
Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exams
Applying for Graduate/Professional Schools
The Personal Statement
Visiting Graduate/Professional School Campuses

Yearly Reflective Journal

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