Graduate Career Development is an intentional and complimentary process occurring side by side your progress in your academic program. The Graduate Career Development timeline has 9 categories which are important for your professional and career development.
Suggestions are given for students who are in the early, middle, or late stages of their degree program to develop competences through implementing the action items for each area. Students early in their program are becoming aware of resources available to them. In the middle stage, students actively engage with resources, and by the end of their program, students reflect and are able to communicate the competences they have developed in each area.
Actively explore career possibilities, create an environment for career success, and execute a plan for launching the next professional step after graduation. This timeline, created to encompass master’s and doctoral degree career planning, provides a framework adaptable to student needs and current experience:
- To systematically guide graduate students through the career development process
- Use resources and experiential learning opportunities to lay the foundation for career success.