Career Planning Timeline

Career Planning Timeline

Make every year a career planning year. In order to make your college years successful, follow an easy career planning guide of activities.

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: Increase Self-Awareness

  • Identify your interests, values, and abilities by talking to a career counselor.
  • Research occupations in the Career Library
  • Test your interests through courses, volunteer jobs, student activities, and summer work.
  • Sign up for the Career Decision Making course.

SOPHOMORE: Explore Relevant Work Experience

  • Join student organizations relevant to your major.
  • Explore and gain summer relevant work experience.
  • Contact alumni through LIONLINK and conduct informational interviews.

JUNIOR: Prepare for the Professional World

  • Network at career fairs at Penn State Altoona and University Park.
  • Attend resume and cover letter workshops.
  • Simulate a mock interview.
  • Explore and gain summer relevant work experience.
  • Prepare for graduate school.

SENIOR: Implement Career Choices

  • Attend career fairs at Penn State Altoona and University Park.
  • Participate in on-campus recruiting at Penn State Altoona and University Park.
  • Utilize resources on the Career Services web page.