Is getting a job a part of your plans after graduation? Creating a career action plan is the best strategy for achieving this goal. The first step is choosing the right major for you. Use MyPlan to discover your personality, interests, skills, and values. Explore which UCF majors, career fields, and job titles best fit you. Graduate school may be part of the plan depending on where your path takes you. Career Counselors can help you make sense of it all through drop-ins, one-on-one appointments, group sessions, and workshops.
Next, get involved. Early on do an Externship. The Externship program is a 1-5 day job shadowing program for all majors that occurs at the end of each fall and spring semester. Later the Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program (CWEP), internships, co-op, and undergraduate research are high impact activities that will build your career readiness. Step by step, work place experience will develop valuable critical thinking, communication, and collaboration competencies.
As you move forward on your career path always look ahead. Every step is important, but keep your destination in sight. For most students, it’s finding a job. Searching for a job is most effective with the right tools. Learn the best ways to articulate your skill, strengths, knowledge, and experiences through workshops, resume critiques and practice interviews. Apply for jobs through KnightLink early. Start showcasing the strengths you have built at UCF by attending networking events, the Career Expo, information sessions, and On-Campus Interviews the semester before you graduate. Set yourself up for success!
Get started on your career action plan. To learn more stop by Career Services, or schedule an appointment.