Career Action Plan

Register for core courses with the help of your advisor

Schedule an appointment at the Career and Professional Development Center to familiarize yourself with the services and resources available

Attend at least one workshop each semester to help you decide on a major

Start a career information file or notebook that will include records of your career development and job- search activities for the next four years

Take the Focus 2 Assessment provided by the Career and Professional Development Center

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Explore your interests, abilities, and skills through required academics

Talk to faculty, alumni, advisers, and career specialist about possible majors and careers

Join university and student organizations that will offer you leadership roles in the future

Collect information on cooperative education programs, internships, and summer jobs available through HireARattler powered by Handshake

Consider volunteer positions to help build your resume

Begin a cooperative education program or consider an internship, summer, and school-break job opportunities that relate to your interests

Explore at least three career options available to you through your major

Attend on-campus career and job fairs and employer information sessions relating to your interests

Continue to foster relationships with faculty, counselors, and administrators

Set up a job shadowing appointment with someone in a possible career/major field & conduct an informational interview

Join at least one professional or honorary organization related to your major to make contact with people in the professional world

Develop an initial résumé

Discuss career questions with a career specialist, advisor, and/or mentor.

Begin to collect recommendations from previous and current employers

Put together an interview

Re-evaluate academic plan in relation to a career option

Consider graduate school and get information on graduate entrance examinations

Update résumé; schedule an appointment with the Career Specialist to look over it with you and post your résumé on HireARattler powered by Handshake

Hone interviewing skills; schedule a mock interview with the Career Specialist

Attend the Fall & Spring Career Expo to network with potential employers

Participate in interviewing, cover-letter writing, and other job-search workshops

Shadow several professionals in your field

Take leadership positions in clubs and organizations

Start your professional wardrobe

Complete course requirements for major

Schedule an appointment with a Career Specialist to fine-tune your résumé and upload the edited version onto HireARattler powered by Handshake

Participate in on-campus interviews

Attend the Fall and Spring Career Expo, distribute résumés to potential employers, follow-up with contacts

Attend the Fall and Spring Career Expo, distribute résumés to potential employers, follow-up with contacts

Gather information on realistic salary expectations. The Career and Professional Development Center is able to help

Attend local association meetings to meet potential employers

Draft a cover letter that can be adapted for a variety of employers and have it critiqued by a Career Specialist

Go on second interviews. Evaluate job offers and accept one

Report all job offers and your acceptance to the Career and Professional Development Center

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Contact & Location

(850) 599-3700

Center for Access and Student Success (CASS), Suite 309
1735 Althea Gibson Way
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Service Hours

Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-5pm