Overview of Career Development Model

The Career Center Program is based on the premise that career development is a lifelong, cyclical process. No matter where students or alumni find themselves in this cycle, the Career Center is prepared to assist them.

The following phases provide organization to our approach:

Phase 1 - Assessing Self and Preferences
Understanding self, skills, interests and values

Phase 2 - Exploring Options
Proactively identifying, understanding and matching self to the possibilities

Phase 3 - Developing Skills and Experience
Building skills, knowledge and reputation

Phase 4 - Marketing Self
Obtaining the skills to seek, obtain, maintain and change jobs

Phase 5 - Performing and Planning Next Steps
Developing the skills to make effective career-related decisions and career transitions