The Center for Career Services offers a series of strategies, actions and activities that you can use as your personal "action plan" during your undergraduate years at GW and will prepare you for your transition into the world of work or graduate school.
The plan, also known as the Career Success Plan, will help you:
- Identify your career skills and interests
- Make sound academic major choices and career decisions
- Implement effective internship and job searches
- Successfully navigate the job market or graduate school following graduation
Through self-assessment, you can explore your personality traits, interests and values, and identify the strengths and skills you have that will assist you in selecting a major and preparing for a successful career after graduation.
Involvement in campus and community service leadership activities will help you develop and enhance key skills such as effective communication, problem solving, team building and networking that will serve you well in your job search and career.
Create a professional online presence and use online resources to explore career options and opportunities.
Explore occupations and industries based on your major, personality, interests, skills and values.
Learn about professional communication and methods you can use to effectively manage time, set goals and execute tasks.
Create application materials that reflect your strengths and skills and learn how to refine them for target industries to highlight relevant experience and accomplishments.
Learn to effectively research employer organizations and utilize industry-related job search resources, such as GWork, to help identify viable job and internship opportunities.
Understand the importance of networking as an important and positive part of a successful job search and establish your networking strategy.
Learn to demonstrate effective interviewing skills, develop them for specific industries and identify and practice specialized interview techniques.