Four Year Career Plan
We fine. We Shine
It is never too early to get started.
- Visit CDC to attend a presentation to learn about the services and resources available at CDC to support you during your years of study at AASTMT and meet with the Career Development Center staff member.
- Create your Connect account and build your profile.
- Talk with CDC staff and discuss how your interests and preferences relate to majors and careers.
- During this year, you are formally and informally involved in assessing your skills, interests, values, and abilities.
- Utilize assessment tools Use focus 2 career, and other resources, to identify your interests, values, skills, work environments, etc.
- Explore major choices; Use What Can I Do with this Major,
- Build a strong foundation for your GPA, improve personal presentation and public speaking skills by attending CDC events, workshops and training (Communication skills, Time Management, and Study skills habits)
- Create your first resume – use the CDC’s Resume and Letter Guide (PDF) to assist you.
- Build your LinkedIn profile and learn how to find AAST alumni and other people working in your fields of interest.
- Learn about networking and informational interviewing and practice talking with people about their career paths and interests.
- Build experience through volunteer work, part-time work, summer jobs, and job shadowing
You expect more when you’re a sophomore.
Generally, during this year, you begin to explore majors and career options more seriously.
- Make an appointment with a career counselor to discuss assessments and career options.
- Declare your major; meet with your advisor if you still have difficulty to determine career choices based on field of study; learn about career paths within your field
- Clarify your skills, interests, and work preferences and reflect on how they relate to possible careers.
- Assess your competencies and identify those that explode your passions and imagination.
- Set-up goals for your career with appropriate bench-marks; work with Career Services to identify any obstacles and opportunities for your career path.
- Build knowledge and identify skills and experiences for fields of interest using focus 2 career, and other print and on-line CDC resources.
- Actively participate in groups related to your interests to gain experience and test out those fields.
- Talk with alumni and others with similar interests and learn about their experiences.
- Improve interpersonal skills through information interviews, networking events, and involvement on campus.
- Build your career network of mentors, peers, and professionals – meet with faculty members outside the classroom, explore the Mentors network iCAN
- Consider the Study Abroad to look into options for studying abroad.
- Attend Career Services events, workshops and panel and Choose courses that help you make progress toward a degree of interest.
- Attend career fair sand events to learn about internships opportunities
- Attend employer information sessions to learn about opportunities.
- Document your experiences, skills, and accomplishments.
No need to fear,you’re in your third year- Keep up the good work. Starting the Dream.
During the junior year you have to increase your competitive edge and remember that you have a little more to go. Identify and reflect on the pros and cons of your experiences-jobs, internships, volunteer, leadership, classroom, etc. and look for trends.
- Assess your career readiness Check your Professional work habits
- Take Career ready assessment
- Practice interview skills to prepare for internship.
- Continue to improve your skills through attending career-related events, courses, and workshops.Use resources, courses, and workshops provided by the Career Development Center.
- Review goals of your career plan and make adjustments as necessary
- Check with CDC what assessment(s) do you need to have
- Volunteer and take on leadership roles in your areas of interest.
- Mentor other students
- Apply for an internship; study abroad
- Attend Career Services events, workshops to build experience within your desired field
- Develop your job search campaign; identify opportunities in your field; set short- and long-term goals
- Refine your resume; seek out a resume critique from a peer, a mentor, or Career Services; practice writing a cover letter
- Continue to improve your network, and identify professional references
- Document your experiences, skills and accomplishments
Glad to be a Grad – Get ready to beat the competition.
- Clarify your interests and values – discuss with the CDC how they connect to your post-graduation plans.
- Attend Career Development Center events, workshops and panels.
- Examine the pros and cons of past experiences (internships, volunteer, workshops, events).
- Gather information on companies of interest; find information on salary, sample interview questions, company reviews, and organizational culture
- Create a list of possible post-graduation studies and career paths. Get input from trusted advisors like the CDC staff, faculty, professionals, or alumni.
- Conduct informational interviews to learn about career paths and options.
- Update your Connect profile. Identify key job search resources in your field.
- Compose your elevator pitch; practice responses to common interview questions.
- Learn to talk about your education, experience, and skills in a concise, professional manner
- Have your resume, cover letters, and personal statements reviewed by the CDC.
- Refine your interviewing skills by signing up for a workshop of interview skills and practice interview
- Join a professional association related to your Major/Area.
- Attend career fairs both on-campus and off Campus.
- Meet with faculty or employers as you create a list of references or request recommendation letters
- Determine additional education requirements for your field; research graduate school programs; prepare for (TOFEL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, etc.)
To know more about your 4-year career plan, please, stop by (CDC) office.
Telephone: (03) 4254319 – 4252058 – 468756 EXT: 3216
Mobile / Whatsapp: 01102020126
Address: Wabour El Mayah, behind Bab Sharki, Moharram Bey, Alexandria
Office working hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.