Resources for Climbing the Ladder to Career Success

1. Assessing your interests, values and skills

Career interest assessments can help you find out about yourself and aid in developing a plan for your future. If you have not yet declared a major, you will want to meet with your Academic Adviser in the Academic Support Center. If you have declared a major then you should meet with your Career Coordinator in the Career Development Center (CDC).

Your first job out of college is the first of many experiences you will have. In a recent longitudinal study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals held an average of 10.8 jobs from ages 18 to 42, with the majority of the jobs being held before age 27. (In this report, a job is defined as an uninterrupted period of work with a particular employer.) The skills you develop early on will lay the foundation for future career successes.

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