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Career Planning Timetable

If you proceed through your first two college years with a plan for the future, the succeeding years will be more rewarding because of wise use of time, talent and resources. Use the following guide to ensure that you are on track with the things you should be doing.

Freshman Year:

  • Identify your interests, skills, values using career-related Inventories on the career assessments page or by talking to an advisor.
  • Enroll in a wide variety of courses that allow you to explore your interests and abilities.
  • Join campus organizations
  • Volunteer or work part-time in a job related to your field of interest.
  • Learn how the guaranteed transfer program and the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree can make transferring easy. (Submit the guaranteed transfer program application before completing 30 credits.)
  • Using the website, http://wiscareers.wisc.edu/Default.asp thoroughly research ALL careers of interest to you.
  • Enroll in the Career Planning Class - LEA 104

Sophomore Year:

  • Re-take interest inventories if you are still uncertain about your most suitable areas and characteristics.
  • Select an academic major consistent with what you have discovered about yourself.
  • Meet with an advisor to discuss classes needed, transfer questions, and other information your "transfer-to" school.
  • Interview faculty and other professionals in your field of interest.
  • Continue to use student services web site and other resources to maintain personal knowledge base.