Career Planning Checklist

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Career Planning Checklist


Year One

First Year Checklist
  • Visit career services and develop a career plan.
  • Make sure your financial aid is in order and meet with an academic/faculty advisor each semester.
  • Research majors and careers.
  • Take an interest assessment
  • Create or update your résumé and cover letter.
  • Register with College Central Network, HCC's online job board.
  • Research and gain experience through volunteer, internship and on/off campus job opportunities.
  • Join student clubs and get involved with on-campus events.
  • Attend career informational workshops, career fairs and join LinkedIn.

Year Two

Second Year Checklist
  • Visit Career Services and update your career plan.
  • Make sure your financial aid is in order and meet with an academic/faculty advisor each semester.
  • Update your résumé and cover letter.
  • Research Bachelor’s Degree programs and tour colleges/universities.
  • Update your info on College Central Network.
  • Create an E-Portfolio of your college experiences and work.
  • Practice interviewing skills and participate in a mock interview.
  • Attend career informational workshops, career fairs and grow your LinkedIn network.
  • Find out about licensing and certification requirements for your career.

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