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1 Career Services: Explore. Experience. Achieve. Welcome Class of 2015

2 2 Aspirations for Student Learning and Career Services … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Commit to unwavering CURIOSITY Pursue SELF-UNDERSTANDING and INTEGRITY Practice CIVILITY Prepare for a life of COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP Embrace UT PROSIM as a way of life

3 3 Career Development Model Gaining Experience and Developing Job Search Skills Job Search Career Exploration Explore Self-Understanding Curiosity Experience Civility Courageous Leadership Achieve Ut Prosim One-on-One appointments can be made to assist you in every step of your Career Development Process Successful Employment

4 4 Explore. Experience. Achieve. Explore Self-Understanding … 1.Self Assessment A realistic appraisal of yourself and the starting point for career planning. Online and paper career assessments are available to help you narrow down your major and career options, specific to your personality, skills, interests, and values.

5 5 Explore. Experience. Achieve. Explore Curiosity … 2.Career Research This takes time and dedication, as you gather information about academic options and career fields that compliment your self-assessment results. Career Resource Center contains hard copy resources (most available for overnight and weekend checkout) covering all areas of the career development process. Career Services Website has multiple links that provide further information on majors and career options.

6 6 Self-Understanding continued … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Explore 3.Decision Making Takes place after you have become familiar with your personality, skills, interests, and values, and once your research is completed. Career Services offers a 3 credit course, “Exploring Careers: Making Decisions and Plans”, which teaches students different methods for researching and making decisions on major and/or career options.

7 7 Self-Understanding continued … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Explore 4.Goal Setting and Action Plans Define your career goal(s) and set a realistic action plan with steps and deadlines to meet your goal(s). Career Services can assist you in making and setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) goals, both short and long term, through one-on-one appointments with one of our advisors.

8 8 What is Experiential Education? Explore. Experience. Achieve. Experience Integrating Work & Learning

9 9 Career Related Experience … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Experience What does “career related experience” mean to you?

10 10 Here are some choices you have for gaining experience … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Experience Internship (paid/unpaid, academic credit/no credit) Cooperative Education (Co-op) Summer Job/Part-time employment Externship (Job Shadowing) Volunteer Work ( Study/Work Abroad Research Student Service Learning Field Study

11 11 Why Gaining Experience is Important… Explore. Experience. Achieve. Experience 97.5% of employers factor candidate experience in hiring 76.6% of employers prefer to hire candidates with relevant work experience Of the 90% of Virginia Tech graduates who had career related experience  57% wished they had gained more Look ahead and begin exploring opportunities now

12 12 Be Curious … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Experience Explore your possibilities Career Paths Organizations Various Majors, Minors, and Concentrations Ask questions of people within your career interests Learn why people enjoy what they do

13 13 Self-Understanding … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Experience Experiential Education allows you to… Learn about yourself Strengths and weaknesses Work environment preferences Values and what is important to you Reflect on your experiences and how they fit into your career aspirations

14 14 What is the Cooperative Education/Internship Program? Explore. Experience. Achieve. Experience A formal academic program which integrates classroom learning with a full-time work experience Participating students maintain full-time enrollment status with Virginia Tech and receive official recognition on their transcript Students may begin working the summer following their freshman year

15 15 Here are some interesting companies where Hokies have gotten experience in the past … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Experience

16 16 Want to learn more? Explore. Experience. Achieve. Experience Visit us at Career Services Talk to a Co-op/Internship Advisor in Career Services Attend a Co-op/Internship Orientation session this Fall

17 17 How Do You Achieve Your Future Goals? – START EARLY … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Achieve Perform to the best of your ability in all your classes Pursue organizational leadership on campus Gain career-related experience Have a strong sense of what you want to do OR at least a strong sense of what you don’t!

18 18 Post Graduation Plans and Preparing for Courageous Leadership … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Achieve Achieving your post-graduation goals can be easy: Early and frequent contact with Career Services Familiarize yourself with our services and resources to help you reach your goals Learn the tools for pursuing employment and/or graduate school

19 19 Explore. Experience. Achieve. Employment Tools … Hokies4Hire Database On-Campus Interviews Mock Interviews including InterviewStream CareerShift Going Global Career Fair Information Hokie Nation Network Where the jobs are! Achieve

20 United States Air Force United States Navy United States Army Northrop Grumman Accenture 20 Explore. Experience. Achieve. Top Employers of Virginia Tech Graduates: VT = Tied #3 Source: Virginia Tech Post-Graduation Report, 2009-10 IBM CGI Freddie Mac Lockheed Martin Tied - Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Teach for America Achieve

21 21 Explore. Experience. Achieve. Embrace UT PROSIM as a Way of Life … Peace Corps Teach for America AmeriCorps Missionary Work Campus Crusades for Christ Achieve

22 22 Graduate School Prep Tools … Explore. Experience. Achieve. Achieve Graduate admissions test prep seminars and GRE Test Drives Graduate program directories such as Petersons Guides with program profiles Personal statement examples and critiques Extensive online resources Departmental Career Advisors Office of Health Professions Advising (OHPA)

23 23 CAREER SERVICES Smith Career Center Corner of Washington Street & West Campus Drive

24 24 Hokies4Hire “Where the jobs are!” First Friday of Classes 10 AM – 3 PM Things you want to do … Explore. Experience. Achieve. “Like” Career Services on Facebook

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