As you explore your career interests, think about these things:
- What do you like to do? Think about experiences you have enjoyed.
- What kind of school, social, community or sports activities do you like?
- What challenges did the activities offer?
- What skills do you need to develop to continue in those activities?
- Which jobs are associated with the things you like to do?
- In what industry do you want to work?
- Where do you want to be five years after graduation? Ten years?
- What career positions will you take you there? Entry-level? Mid-level?
- Who can help you to meet your career goals?
Set Your Goals
Your career goals will combine the research you’ve conducted and what you have learned so far in your program.
Think about identifying and developing the skills you'll need to get your dream job:
- What ultimate career position do you want to have?
- What does this position require (in terms of education and skills)?
- What are your related skills and interests?
- What activities and experiences at JWU will enhance the skills you need to reach your career goal?
You have many opportunities to ensure that you're on the right path and developing the skills to reach your career goals.
Concentrations allow you to delve deeper into areas that you love, and you’ll develop more specific skill sets related to your industry.
Test drive the industry you’re interested in. Hands-on experience can confirm what you want to do, or open your eyes to new opportunities.
Try out the industry you think best fits your goals, and gain essential work experience through community service, study abroad and part-time jobs.