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Career Development Timeline

Heading down a successful career path means making a plan , the beginning step of which is meeting with your Academic and Career Counselor. They will be an invaluable resource to you throughout your time at Edgewood. The Academic Success and Career Development Center believes in connecting you with the best resources to ensure a successful and valuable experience at Edgewood College, and prepare you for exploration and pursuit of post graduation success and meaningful personal and professional lives.

Please note that some of the steps in your Career Development Timeline are repeated in different phases to allow you to re-evaluate your plan as you become more knowledgeable and gain different insights during your time at Edgewood.

Reflect: After each phase in your career development, take the time to reflect on your experiences to ensure you make sound decisions about your academic, extracurricular, career and life choices. This will allow you to develop clarity, competence and confidence in your career goals!

The second step in the Career Development Timeline is designed to learn more about the majors and careers that might interest you. You can always take a career assessment to verify your path. This is the time to take your career interests for a test drive. You can gain experience and perspective regarding the career path you are considering through experiential education opportunities, student organizations, campus ministry and study abroad programs.

  • Research careers on O*NET Online – a great tool for career exploration and job analysis.
  • Create or update your resume. Attend a resume workshop to learn about new trends as they relate to the current economy and learn about how your on-campus involvement translates into skills that employers are seeking. This includes updating your profile on Career Connect where you can declare your major or change your career preferences. Updating your profile will help us keep track of your interests and we can keep you up-to-date on relevant career event and opportunities. Don’t miss out on opportunities with an outdated profile!
  • Look into volunteer opportunities, part-time jobs or internships. Consider pursuing leadership opportunities within clubs or student organizations. Employers want to see work experience on your resume.
  • Create a LinkedIn profile. Learn about where Edgewood alumni have gone after graduation and research companies. Include activities, organizations, and jobs you have experienced and been included in thus far in your college career. This will help demonstrate your unique skills to potential employers. That updated profile and resume will mean you are ready to apply when you see a position that interests you!
  • Declare your major. Meet with an advisor to make sure you are on the right path for your specific field!

Student Career Connect

Click here for instructions on how to create your profile - building your profile!

 To take the Typefocus, click on the Typefocus block! Please use Access Code ec334.

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