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Four Year Checklist

First and Second Year Career Goals

Goal 1: Get familiar with campus activities, organizations, and resources.

  • Visit Freshman Programs at www.fullerton.edu/freshmanprograms
  • Dean of Students Office - find ways to get involved on-campus at www.fullerton.edu/deanofstudents.
  • Become familiar with on-campus or national associations and clubs by visiting the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) desk for more information at TSU-247 (657) 278-7622
  • Activate your Titan Connection profile
    • Login to your student portal
    • Click on Career Center
    • Set your Career Center profile and preferences (answer 7 questions)
    • The Titan Connection jobs databaseallows you to search for part-time and full-time jobs, internships, community service & volunteer opportunities, student assistant positions, and federal work study opportunities

       

  • Visit the Academic Advising Center UH-123 or online at www.fullerton.edu/aac

Goal 2: Conduct a self-assessment to help you with your career planning.

  • Undecided or undeclared about a major or career? Consider taking an online assessment through the career center at www.fullerton.edu/career
    • The Myers Briggs Type Indicator assesses personality traits and links them to related careers
    • The Strong Interest Inventory assesses interests and links them to related careers
  • Conduct your own self-exploration. Ask yourself "What are my interests, strengths, motivations, goals, values, and career aspirations?"
  • Meet with a Career Development Specialist in the Career Center
  • Consider enrolling in the Counseling 252: Career and Life Planning class

Goal 3: Explore majors

  • Visit the Major Exploration Center offered through the Academic Advisement Center in UH-124 www.fullerton.edu/aac
  • Utilize the undeclared students resources at the Academic Ad- visement Center, or visit them at www.fullerton.edu/aac/Undeclared_Students
  • Review CSUF catalog/majors
  • Enroll in an introductory course of the major(s) you are exploring
  • Meet with an academic advisor, faculty member, or a career center college career specialist to discuss the academic field you are exploring
  • Attend workshops through the Career Center and Academic Advising Center
  • Speak with Assistant Deans of the college in which you are interested

Goal 4: Explore careers

Third and Fourth Year Career Goals

Goal 1: Declare a major if you have not done so.

  • Be sure to declare your major by 60 units to avoid registration holds

Goal 2: Begin developing career preparation.

  • Fergusons Career Guidance Database-accessible from the CSUF Career Center website www.fullerton.edu/career
  • Occupational Network Database at online.onetcenter.org
  • America's Career INFO-NET at www.acinet.org/acinet
  • Set up informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest
  • Meet with CSUF Career Center College Career Specialists
  • Build your résumé with Titan Résumé Builder by visiting www.fullerton.edu/career
  • Join clubs/associations related to your preferred career/industry/major
  • Consider volunteering to develop leadership skills and additional experience
  • Develop leadership skills through courses, on-campus activities, clubs and organizations and through the Student Leadership Institute offered on-campus
  • Consider Internships to gain related experience
  • Consider graduate and professional school, and begin preparing for the application process by speaking to professors and College Career Specialists and researching graduate schools

Goal 3: Gain related experience and begin planning for life after graduation

  • Land an internship opportunity on the Titan Connection Jobs Database
  • Attend Career Center Events offered each semester
  • Attend conferences and related workshops offered on- and off-campus
  • Schedule an in-person mock interview or practice your interview skills with InterviewStream at www.fullerton.edu/career
  • Begin networking with professionals in your industry, colleagues, friends, family, alumni, professors, co-workers, clubs and organizations, professional associations, recruiters, and people in your field of interest
  • Begin your job search or graduate school process