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Career Development:

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Tim Barshinger

on 7 July 2016

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Transcript of Career Development:

Career Development:
Steps for Today, Steps for Tomorrow

The Statistics...
But Is Getting a Degree Enough?
So What Does This Mean?
Being a "student" is just one step in the process
YOU are in control of your journey. What steps are you going to take to make it a successful one?

Why college?

Is a degree alone the "golden ticket" to success?
So What Steps Can I Take Today
to Help Me Tomorrow?
Get Engaged as a student

Be a success in the classroom
Participate in college clubs or SGA
Don't just "go through the motions"
Use the resources that are available and FREE

Build Work Experience

Ideally, find a job in your field... or in a related field.
Any job, however, is a good thing.
Transferable skills
"It's always easier to find a job when you have a job."
Consider Volunteerism.
Take Advantage of
Experiential Learning Opportunities

credit / non-credit
Build a Professional Network

Whom do you know in the field?
How can you meet people in the field?
Internships or Volunteering
Informational Interviewing
Professional Organizations
Job Fairs


Develop a career-focused mindset.
Always be on the lookout for opportunity.
Be willing to create opportunities for yourself.
Study job postings for your field. -What do employers want in that field? -How can you get what they want?
"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." --Lao Tzu

How you take that first step--and the ones that follow--is up to you!
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