Career Planning: Freshmen & Sophomores

Explore the possibilities.  Educate yourself on the connection between your interests and potential careers or majors.  Utilize key resources such as:

  • What Can I Do…?  An online resource to help connect majors with careers. LINK 
  • Assessment inventories such as SkillScan, MBTI, and SII (see career development staff for assistance)

Gather Information. Use printed, electronic, and people resources to assist you.

  • Learn how to conduct an informational interview. LINK
  • Research majors at LVC. LINK
  • Participate in career events such as On the Porch, discipline-specific career fairs, and other career events to learn about industries, internships, and other experiential programs. LINK
  • Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). LINK

Connect with others.  Begin to build a network of people early in your college career.

  • Consult Career Connections mentors through your Handshake account.  These LVC alumni are willing and eager to “chat” with you and offer advice. LINK
  • Speak with a career advisor for help on narrowing choices, defining career directions, obtaining suggested resources, and learning helpful strategies. LINK
  • Through Career Development, students at Lebanon Valley College have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge from alumni, parents, employers, and friends of the college.  These opportunities may include networking receptions, career conversations, informational interviews, job shadowing, mock interviews, and internships.

Start to build your professional profile. It's never too early to begin. 

  • Sign on to Handshake.  Keep your profile current, stay informed and RSVP to career events & workshops. LINK
  • Get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Consider part-time jobs (on and off-campus) to begin developing work experience and good working habits and attitudes.  

 

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