What do Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lil Wayne and Venus Williams have in common? They are all advocates of planning ahead. As the personal time management guru Alan Lakein once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” If it’s good enough for Lil Wayne, then it’s good enough for me – so now is as good a time as any to start planning for career success once you graduate.
But why are we talking about career planning now? Some of you as undergraduates have only just started your college lives, while the rest have only just returned from summer vacations, internships and jobs. The sooner you get started on exploring options and planning your career, the better prepared you will be upon graduation.
So how exactly do you plan for your career as an undergraduate at GW? Well, luckily for you, we’ve got it all figured out for you here at the the Center for Career Services. My Career Success Plan outlines all the steps necessary for you to build a solid foundation upon which your academic life and career can flourish.
My Career Success Plan will help you identify your interests and talents, as well as build leadership skills, give you digital media tips and advice, help you brush up your cover letter and resume, develop networking and interviewing skills, and much more.
So get started early on your Plan – one big way to do that at the beginning of this semester is to attend the Fall Internship and Career Fair only just around the corner (September 12!). Even if you’re a freshman or sophomore, the Fair is a great way to learn how to build connections now, and to learn which careers or organizations you may like or dislike.
Questions about My Career Success Plan? More info can be found here: http://gwired.gwu.edu/career/MyCareerSuccessPlan/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us on 202.994.6995, or visit us on the 5th floor of the Marvin Center.