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Four Year Plan

It is important to have a plan every year you are in school - especially a plan for your career. Therefore, starting with your freshman year and continuing through your senior year, it is imperative to have a career-oriented road-map designed to get you ready for your career once you graduate.

Freshman Year

Take time to research the major you have chosen. If you have not chosen a major, click here for the available majors at Carson-Newman.

Become active on campus - participate in activities in your residence hall, attend athletic events, or join a club or organization.

Complete Career Readiness and Self Assessment in Focus 2. If you have not already created a Focus 2 account, please click here.   

Explorer interests by shadowing and speaking with professionals in a variety of occupations.

Attend career related workshops on campus.

 

Sophomore Year

Build your resume through involvement on campus and work-related experiences including volunteering, part-time jobs, and internships.

Have your resume critiqued by the office of Career Services.

Attend career related workshops on campus.

Visit the Explorer your Possibilities on Focus 2. For more information on what Focus 2 can provide, please click here.  

Consider double majoring or adding a minor.

 

Junior Year

Attend career related workshops on campus.

Utilize Career Shift to view job postings, access company information, and update your resume/cover letter. For more information on Career Shift, please click here.  

Seek leadership in co-curricular activities.  

For your elective classes, do not take certain classes just because they are easy. Take classes that generally interest you. You can take the knowledge from these classes and apply it to your career.

 

Senior Year

Create a LinkedIn account. For more information on LinkedIn, please click here.

Attend career related workshops on campus.

Schedule a mock interview with a Student Success representative. 

Utilize Career Shift to view job postings, access company information, and update your resume/cover letter. Confirm with Career Services that your resume is ready to go for career fairs and potential interviews.

Continue to network and conduct informational interviews with professionals in your field.

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