Career Planning: Freshmen & Sophomores
Explore the possibilities. Educate yourself on the connection between your interests and potential careers or majors. Utilize key resources such as:
Gather Information. Use printed, electronic, and people resources to assist you.
Learn how to conduct an informational interview
at LVC. LINK
Participate in career events
such as On the Porch, discipline-specific career fairs, and other career events to learn about industries, internships, and other experiential programs. LINK
Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Connect with others. Begin to build a network of people early in your college career.
Consult Career Connections
mentors through your JOB CENTER account. These LVC alumni are willing and eager to “chat” with you and offer advice. LINK
Apply for Project CLOSE-UP
, a career shadowing program for first year students. LINK
Speak with a career advisor
for help on narrowing choices, defining career directions, obtaining suggested resources, and learning helpful strategies. LINK
Start to build your professional profile. It's never too early to begin.
- Top 10 Strategies for Freshman and Sophomores. Becoming marketable to employers or graduate schools is a four-year job. Here are the top 10 things you can do during college to make yourself marketable at job-search time.
- Climb to your Career in Four Years. A plan for getting there.