Professional Development

Professional Development is a life-long process. This time/task continuum, starting with pre-college through post-college, is intended as a guide for academic and career planning. See your academic advisor and/or career counselor for information and assistance in your personal development plan.

Professional Development
P  PLANNING
  •   Choosing your academic institution and area of study
U  CONCENTRATING ON YOU
  • Adjusting to change
  • Learning to learn efficiently
  • Applying time-management skills
  • Developing social skills
  • Forming a leadership development plan
  • Exploring academics
  • Recognizing affective factors
R RE-AFFIRMING YOUR MAJOR
  • Seeking career counseling opportunities
  • Gathering occupational information
  • Planning an occupational experience
  • Choosing a supporting academic area
  • Forming a résumé
  • Attaining work experience
D DOING
  • Completing résumé
  • Working on personal statement
  • Gaining experience [work, volunteer] within major area
  • Involving in leadership opportunities
  • Securing references
U YOU
  • Defining objective
  • Clarifying personal statement
  • Filling out graduate applications
  • Planning a job search
E ENJOY!

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