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Ch 1: Planning Your Career

About This Chapter

This set of video lessons can help you plan out your career. Use the information provided in this chapter to get started in fulfilling the education requirements necessary for your future career.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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