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Planning Your Career: Chapter Summary
Coming up with a career plan may feel like a daunting and intimidating task but, with helpful information and guidance, it can seem a lot more doable. Our trained guidance counselors and academic advisors can help you create a realistic career plan and take the first steps toward your career. In this chapter, you'll learn about topics including:
The effect of school choice on your career
Do you really have to go to the best school to have a shot at your dream career? We'll let you know how school choice could affect your career, but we'll also show you the ways school choice doesn't matter. Learn about other factors that are often more important than the school you attended.
Career planning timelines
You've set your sights on the perfect career, but when can you realistically expect to begin working in your field? Let our experienced guidance counselors will introduce you to the different stages of career planning and help you set up a career planning timeline.
The effect of your major on your career
You have a career in mind, but are you prepared? What if your major is not the best for your career choice? Learn about the two types of knowledge necessary for career success, and understand what to do if your major didn't adequately equip you with either type of knowledge.
Education requirements for your career
Before you can begin working in your career, you'll need to fulfill all the necessary education requirements. The lessons in this chapter will let you know how to determine which education path you should take to meet your career requirements.
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.
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.
3. How Much Does Your College Major Affect Your Career?
What happens when your chosen major doesn't line up with the career you want to pursue? In this lesson, we'll look at the two types of knowledge necessary for career success, and how your major aligns with each of them.
4. Understanding the Education Requirements of Your Career
Understanding what types of education is available, and what degrees exist can help you determine what education is best for your career goals. Armed with this knowledge, you can prepare for your dream career.
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