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Although understanding yourself, collecting information on careers and educational pathways, and analyzing decisions are important, they have little value without action.

In the Act phase you should have earned 46 credit hours or be close to Graduation.

In this step, you must take charge of career and academic options by developing and implementing S.M.A.R.T. goals to drive objectives.

Specific - Answer who, what, when, where, and why.
Measurable - How much? How many? How will I know when I have reached my goal(s)?
Attainable - Is the goal attainable and realistic?
Realistic - Does my goal align with my objectives and my values?
Time-based - Can I accomplish the set goal(s) with-in the timeline?

Objectives During the Act Phase

In order for you to take charge of your academic plan and career goals be sure to implement S.M.A.R.T. goals and identify your major. You can achieve this by analyzing short-term and  long-term goals.

Solidify your academic plan by meeting with an academic advisor.

Finalize your top career choice by meeting with a career specialist.

What Actions Can You Take in the Act Phase?

Congratulations! It is time to make final decisions about your career options and/or transferring to a four-year institution after graduation. Stay in touch with the Career Development department for upcoming career events, networking opportunities, and recently posted job announcements. Be sure to let Career Development know when and where you become employed.

  • Complete a degree audit to ensure you have met the graduation requirements
  • Consider an additional internship in your field of study
  • Begin acquiring professional attire for interviews
  • Build a list of references and recommendations for employment and/or scholarships
  • Continue networking and conducting informational interviews
  • Join professional organizations
  • Update your profile in Handshake
  • Seek a mentor from your career of interest
  • Fine tune your job search documents
  • Review any career magazines, career journals, career blogs to keep abreast on career trends
  • Attend transfer fair, career fair, career workshops, etiquette seminars, and networking events

Meet with a Career Specialist

Career specialists will assist you in taking action in your career development.

Schedule an appointment with a Career Specialist

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