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Ch 2: Planning Your Career Path

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Let our engaging video lessons assist you in planning your career path. Learn how to set realistic career goals after you graduate from college, and learn how to identify opportunities for career advancement.

Planning Your Career Path: Chapter Summary

Getting started on your career path can feel like an intimidating task. Our experienced guidance counselors and academic advisors will provide helpful tips for planning out this major life transition and help make the journey more manageable. In this chapter, explore topics such as:

The effect of school choice on your career

Some schools have a better reputation for certain majors than others. Will your school do a good job of preparing you for your future career? This lesson will let you know how much school choice really matters when it comes to your career goals.

Career planning timelines

How long after graduating from college can you expect to be working in your field? Let us show you realistic timelines for working toward your career goals.

Opportunities for career growth and advancement

After getting started in your career, you may not want to do the exact same thing forever. We'll help you avoid stagnation by teaching you how to identify opportunities to grow and advance in your career. Learn about different types of career growth opportunities and become familiar with the career advancement process.

Finding a career mentor

Setting out on your career path can feel overwhelming if you do it all alone. Mentors can provide a huge advantage in your career preparation and job search. Our qualified guidance counselors provide tips for finding a career mentor and relating to him or her.

Setting realistic career goals

You've made some career goals for after you graduate, but are they realistic? Learn if your goals are a bit too lofty or if they can be reasonably achieved.

Career choices

Your career will be a huge part of your life, so any decisions you make in this area will have a big impact. We will show you how your career choices can impact your life in early adulthood, and we'll teach you how to compromise when it comes to work-life decisions if you are in a relationship.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Planning Your Career Path
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How Much Does Your School Choice Affect Your Career?

1. How Much Does Your School Choice Affect Your Career?

Does which school you attend affect your career choices? In this lesson, we'll look at the ways that school choice does and does not affect your career and cover the factors that are more important than school in a job hunt.

Career Planning Timeline for College Students

2. Career Planning Timeline for College Students

How early is too early to start planning your career? And what should you do to prepare for seeking a job? In this lesson, we'll look at a typical career planning timeline, as well as the different stages of career planning.

Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career

3. Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career

Everyone wants to move forward in their careers, but how can you do that? In this lesson, we'll look at the two major types of career advancement, internal and external, and how to make the best of both.

How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations

4. How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations

How do you get a promotion or move to a better job? Watch this lesson for tips and tricks to advance in your career, including how to set goals and be proactive when it comes to career success.

How to Find and Relate to a Career Mentor

5. How to Find and Relate to a Career Mentor

A mentor can help a person advance in their career and give them advice when they are in difficult situations. Watch this lesson to learn how to find a mentor and how to nurture that relationship over time.

How to Set Realistic Career Goals After Graduation

6. How to Set Realistic Career Goals After Graduation

Everyone has a dream job, but most people won't get it right out of college. This lesson and quiz will look at how to set realistic career goals that will help you advance towards your dream job.

Career Choices in Early Adulthood

7. Career Choices in Early Adulthood

Many adults spend the majority of their waking lives at work. As such, your career is a big part of your life. Watch this lesson to find out more about work-life decisions that have to be made by many people, especially career couples.

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