Career Planning Schedule

Make sure you are staying on track with your academic and career goals by following this recommended Career Planning Schedule:

(Semesters 1-4)

  • Make an ACPC appointment for an interest inventory and majors/career discussion.
  • Research careers by using CDC Web Site and career lending library.
  • Use Lion Link to discuss careers with Penn State graduates.

 

EXPLORE CAREER ALTERNATIVES

(Semesters 1-4)

  • Make ACPC appointment to explore careers related to intended major.
  • Shadow people in careers of interest to you.
  • Attend Alumni Career Panels.

 

GAIN EXPERIENCE

(Semesters 3-8)

  • Begin creating a resume and discuss getting relevant experience with ACPC staff.
  • Assume leadership roles within your clubs and organizations.
  • Check with the ACPC to investigate/complete internships and part-time jobs relevant to major.
  • Conduct informational interviews with alumni/potential employers.
  • Attend career and graduate school fairs.

 

PREPARE FOR THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD (Semesters 6-8)