Career Development Plan

Regardless of your year in college, it is important to keep your career search in the forefront. Use this checklist for each year you are a Bethany student to stay on-track toward a successful first job.


Discover your interests, skills and values

  • Talk with your academic advisor
  • Take courses related to your interest
  • Get involved in student organizations
  • Utilize the Career Services Office: Kuder Journey, career library resources, and staff members
  • Consider participating in Experience-Based Education (EBE)
  • Volunteer through the SOAR program
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Identify career options that match your interests

  • Enroll in Career Planning Seminar
  • Enroll in an EBE
  • Learn about graduate school programs
  • Seek summer employment according to interest
  • Talk with faculty members about career options
  • Begin working on your professional resume


Narrow your choices, research your options

  • Learn about graduate school options in Career Services
  • Learn about Study Abroad programs in Admissions
  • Learn about job search strategies by meeting with Career Services staff members
  • Seek financial assistance for graduate study
  • Enroll in an EBE project


Gear up for a successful job search

  • Polish your resume, interviewing skills, and increase awareness of job vacancies through Career Services
  • Education Majors establish your credential file in Optimal Resume
  • Network with others that might help you find your desired opportunity
  • Research potential employers
  • Apply to graduate/professional schools
  • Target prospective employers with application letters and resumes
  • Schedule mock interviews with Career Services staff or through the Optimal Resume program

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