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Title: Two (2)


1
Two (2) Year Career Planning Preparation
Timeline for CGC Students Fall 2008 Spring
2009 www.citadel.edu/career_services CareerCenter
_at_Citadel.edu
All Citadel Graduate College (CGC) Students are
invited to use the following Career Planning
Preparation Timeline to assist with their career
planning as they Explore and Research options,
achieve Direction, and learn the Application of
their preparation. Associated documents may be
found on the Information for Students page at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm.
The timeline should be used as a general guide
in determining by when various tasks should be
completed in order to best prepare for your
graduation from The Citadel. Students are
encouraged to work ahead, as they are able.
The Citadel Career Center 7 Nov 2008
2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome to The Citadel Career Center
.. Page 3 Getting Started
.. Page 4 Where Do I Start?
. Page 4 Available
Resources.. Page 5 The
Citadel Career Center Website P
age 6 The Citadel Career Center Resource
Library Page 9 Career Planning
Timeline.. Page
11 About Your Career Plan
Page 11 1st Year Timeline..
.. Page 13 2nd/Final Year
Timeline.. Page 19 Next
Steps.. Page
25 Beyond Graduation Pa
ge 25
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
3
WELCOME to The Citadel Career Center
As a Citadel student, you are invited to use the
resources of The Citadel Career Center. We can
assist you in the transition between your work at
The Citadel and your career. Support of your
efforts also comes from many other sources at The
Citadel, including Faculty, Staff, Daniel
Library, and The Writing and Learning Center. We
will help you use all available resources to
advantage. Carefully examine and use the
resources found throughout the Career Center
website, its associated pages, and emails sent by
the Career Center, as well as materials available
for review at the office. These are the main
methods by which we are able to connect with you
on a daily basis. As scheduling permits, the
Career Center will also hold group training
sessions to further share the information and
resources. Know that in addition to the
preparatory information we have to share with
you, we are also sharing important and often
time-sensitive information provided by the
numerous employers, graduate/professional
schools, alumni, and other career-related
organizations who wish to connect with you. We
serve all current Citadel Students and thus have
many different needs to address. As you use the
Career Center website, its related resources, and
review email messages from our office, consider
which ones fit your particular needs and use them
as indicated. By doing so, you will improve your
competitive position and develop career planning
goals and skills that will be useful to you
throughout your career. You will find the
earlier you begin to work with The Citadel Career
Center, the smoother your transition will be upon
graduation. We are ready to help you be as
successful as you want to be and will work to
be. Brent A. Stewart Jennifer S.
Wells Director Associate Director www.citade
l.edu/career_services CareerCenter_at_Citadel.edu
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
4
GETTING STARTED
Q. With so many resources available to me, where
do I start?
A. By recognizing that there are numerous
resources available to you, it is important to
appreciate that you will first need to devote
some time to become familiar with them. Then you
will be ready to use them in more detail as you
Explore and Research your options, achieve
Direction toward your goals, and put all of your
preparation and planning into Action.
All competitors must train in advance to be their
best at the time of the competition. Just like a
quarterback must have studied and practiced what
ends up being the game winning play, someone
engaged in a career search must study and
practice all the necessary steps needed in
advance of earning a job offer.
Please Note We regularly review how we present
materials work hard to keep the information as
concise as possible, without losing any important
detail that you will need to be as successful as
possible in your search. You may find yourself
returning to various sections of the 2-Year
Career Planning Preparation Timeline throughout
your Citadel career, while some sections will be
used less frequently. Each person's career path
is unique, yet there are common steps that
everyone should take to develop their individual
career plan. Set aside time throughout your 4
years at The Citadel to develop and follow your
career plan.
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
5
GETTING STARTED
Q. What resources are available to me?
A. Many of the resources available to you are
provided on the Career Center website and its
associated pages, while some reference materials
may be found at our office.
This information is outlined in the next pages to
help you navigate the website and our offices
Resource Library. The Career Planning Timeline
(pages 11 - 24) will walk you through the use of
these resources throughout your Citadel career.
So that we may promptly share preparatory
resources with you, as well as time-sensitive
information provided by the employers,
graduate/professional schools, alumni, and other
career-related organizations interested in
reaching you, we ask that Citadel students pay
close attention to the email messages we send.
Email and our website are the main methods by
which we are able to connect with you on a daily
basis. As scheduling permits, we will also hold
group training sessions to further share the
information and resources for your career
planning and preparation. We will advertise by
email, on our website, and via campus flyers when
appropriate. Questions about the use of resources
and your search may be directed to
CareerCenter_at_Citadel.edu we will go from there
to assist you.
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
6
GETTING STARTED
THE CITADEL CAREER CENTER WEBSITE
The Citadel Career Center website is laid out as
follows Career Center Main Page
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ - includes links
to 3 main sections of our site Students,
Recruiters (Employers and Graduate School Reps),
Alumni Our Career Support Systems FOCUS,
The Gate, Perfect Interview, CollegeGrad.com,
Idealist.org Career Fairs, Career Choice
Survey, and other special events or
information Information for Students
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
The Information for Students page is laid out as
follows on the Center (start here), Left, Right
of the page. Center Introduction to the
Career Center includes links to An
Introduction, especially for first time
visitors. About the Career Center, Events
Training, FAQ, and Bulldog Bulletin/Alumni
Talk 2-Year Career Planning Timeline for CGC
Students (this document) My Career for Cadets
Check here for career related events provided
by the Career Center and for events that
recruiters ask us to publicize to you on their
behalf. Left Links to career planning
resources provided by our office, organized into
4 categories to help you effectively develop
your career plan Your Career Exploration,
Your Search, Marketing Yourself, and Beyond
Graduation.
Links to these resources may be found at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm.
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
7
GETTING STARTED
THE CITADEL CAREER CENTER WEBSITE
Links to these resources may be found at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm.
Left Continued
Your Career Exploration www.citadel.edu/career_s
ervices/YourExploration.pdf Career Planning
Portfolio Packet Career Planning Portfolio
Sample Occupational Outlook Handbook FOCUS
Assess Your Work Values Informational
Interviews Vault Online Career Library Daniel
Library NACE JobWeb Internships The Citadel
Mentoring Network
Your Search www.citadel.edu/career_services/Your
Search.pdf Job Search Process The
Gate Charleston Area Search Citadel Fall Career
Fair OCI Schedule Guide MBA
Resources Graduate Professional School
Search Teacher/Educator Resources Career
Resource Links Marketing Yourself
www.citadel.edu/career_services/MarketingYourself.
pdf Resumes References Academic
Portfolios Cover Letters Interviewing Thank
You Letters Military Contract Civilian
Employment Graduate Study Contingency Planning
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
8
GETTING STARTED
THE CITADEL CAREER CENTER WEBSITE
Links to these resources may be found at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm.
Left Continued
Beyond Graduation www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/BeyondGraduation.pdf Tips for Success the
First Year After Graduation 101 Financial Tips
(FSU) MyMoney.gov Real World Advice
(Quintessential Careers) SocialSecurity.gov
U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
(EEOC)
Right Links to our Career Support Systems
(FOCUS, The Gate, Perfect Interview,
CollegeGrad.com, Idealist.org) and our Career
Fairs
NETWORK AT THE CITADEL FALL 2008 CAREER FAIR
OPEN DOORS TO YOUR FUTURE Wed., October 15th
PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER TO FIND A CAREER THAT
FITS YOU AT THE CITADEL SPRING 2009 CAREER
FAIR Wed., February 25th at the Gaillard
Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., Charleston SC
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
9
GETTING STARTED
THE CITADEL CAREER CENTER RESOURCE LIBRARY
Numerous books, periodicals, reference materials,
and company/organization brochures may be found
in The Citadel Career Center Resource Library.
Available materials cover subjects including ?
Jobs for Specific Majors ? Military
Opportunities Careers for Transitioning ?
Graduate Professional Schools ? Resume Cover
Letter Preparation and Samples ? Interviewing
Techniques ? Job Search Techniques ? Guide for
City and State Searches ? Internships
  • You will also find the following resources
    available for your review
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook. A publication of
    the US Department of Labor providing current
    information on several hundred career fields.
    (Also available online at www.bls.gov/oco).
  • ? NACE JobChoice. Published annually by the
    National Association of Colleges and Employers
    (NACE), of which the Career Center is a member.
    The publications discuss career planning tools
    and strategies for job hunting, list companies
    interested in college graduates, give brief
    descriptions of companies and their needs, names
    and addresses of contact people, and a cross
    indexing of these recruiters by occupational
    classification and geographical locations. A
    free copy may be taken with you.

CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
10
GETTING STARTED
THE CITADEL CAREER CENTER RESOURCE LIBRARY
  • NACE Annual Salary Survey. Each quarter, the
    National Association of College and Employers
    (NACE) organizes a comprehensive list of starting
    salary information that is gathered from surveys
    of employers and colleges regarding recently
    reported job offers by students and employers.
    Class of 2009 graduates (12/08, 5/09, or 8/09)
    may report job offers (accepted declined) via
    the form at www.citadel.edu/career_services/Recrui
    ting/Employers/JobOfferReport_2009.doc to build
    upon available data for the NACE Annual Salary
    Survey. (Your name and the company name are not
    provided to NACE).
  • Brochures. Companies, Military Branches,
    Graduate Professional Schools, and School
    Districts will provide The Career Center with
    brochures about their organizations for students
    to review. This practice is lessening as most
    organizations will use their websites to
    disseminate the most current information to
    interested candidates. The information is in the
    form of employment brochures, promotional pieces,
    and annual reports. Unmarked copies may be taken
    for your reference please check with a staff
    member.

CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
11
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE
ABOUT YOUR CAREER PLAN
Begin developing your Career Plan by defining and
understanding what a Career is and what it is
not. The best way to define a Career is to
compare it to a Job. A Job is simply a duty done
for pay, while a Career will encompass your
progress through life. It combines all of the
jobs you have held with all the life-goals you
wish to pursue. A successful and satisfying
Career will involve planning now and continued
planning and preparation throughout your life.
Your career/job search is your responsibility.
Take advantage of all resources available to you
and learn the steps you need to take for
developing a Career Plan, as well as earning your
first job so that knowledge of the process is
with you throughout your life. Similarly, a
Career does not mean that you are locked into a
specific line of work from the time you graduate
until you retire. You may change Jobs
approximately 5-6 times in your lifetime. In
doing so, you will also change the direction of
your Career. Remember, your Career is your
progression through life. You may start out in
insurance sales, but end up in healthcare
management. How you develop your plan will lead
you down different paths, but all will be a part
of your Career. Develop a plan that begins with
your first year at The Citadel and includes steps
to take each year through graduation and beyond.
View the process as a Two (2)-Year Timeline in
which you will be involved in varying levels of
Exploring Researching your options, achieving
Direction toward your goals, and putting all of
your preparation and planning into Action. Once
you have reached the Final Year, be prepared to
continue your career planning throughout your
life by re-exploring, researching, re-directing
and re-applying what you learn. Career planning
is a continuous and life-long process.
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
12
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE
ABOUT YOUR CAREER PLAN
? The next pages contain the recommended tasks
for career planning and preparation over 3-month
intervals, for a two-year period. Some may need
to adjust the intervals to coincide with their
individual plan. ? Follow these
recommendations alongside other steps you may be
taking to maximize your potential for a
successful and satisfying career. ? Repeat prior
sections of the timeline as needed, as well as
look ahead when ready. ? Undergraduate CGC
Students may wish to also review My Career, the
Career Planning Preparation Process for Cadets,
for a more comprehensive outline including the
creation of a Career Planning Portfolio. www.citad
el.edu/career_services/Students/Fall08/MyCareer_Ca
dets.ppt ? Questions? Please email
CareerCenter_at_Citadel.edu.
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
13
FIRST YEAR Career Planning Timeline
August/September
Stay Informed and become familiar with available
resources in the Career Center (and throughout
campus). Visit the Career Center website to
access Information for Students and the
associated pages, including an Introduction to
the Career Center, Your Career Exploration, Your
Search, Marketing Yourself, Beyond Graduation,
and our Career Support Systems. Read email
messages from the Career Center regarding
upcoming career-related events on and off campus,
as well as information from employers, graduate
schools, and alumni. Regularly review Events
Information at www.citadel.edu/career_services/Eve
nts.htm. Visit the Career Center located at 573
Huger St. to use our Resource Library (pages 9
10).
  • Explore your career options through
  • Your use of FOCUS Your Personal Portfolio built
    within the program,
  • Using resources available to students through the
    Daniel Library, including Hoovers Online and the
    Vault Online Career Library, and by
  • Visiting the Career Center office to review
    materials by Major, Occupation, Geographic
    Preference, Government, Military, Graduate
    School, etc. (An appointment is not needed to
    use materials in the Career Center Resource
    Library).

Click The Gate icon (as pictured at left) at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
to access the system.
Register / Update your Home Page with The Gate,
the online job board and resume database. Refer
to the FAQ to use the system to advantage.
Upload an employer-ready resume when ready to
actively search for employment.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/CCN/Students/GateF
AQ_Students.pdf
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
14
FIRST YEAR Career Planning Timeline
October/November

Attend The Citadel Fall 2008 Career Fair on
Wednesday, October 15. www.citadel.edu/career_ser
vices/fair_list.htm Follow-up with recruiters
met at the Fall 2008 Career Fair and send Thank
You Letters, as appropriate. www.citadel.edu/caree
r_services/ThankYouLtr.htm
Participate in the On-Campus Interview (OCI)
program as appropriate to your interests and
qualifications. Some employers will schedule
initial interviews for their posted positions
(internships and full-time for upon graduation)
on The Gate, while others may arrange them to
interview candidates of interest following a
career fair. Also recognize the need to conduct
independent searches using other resources found
on the Career Center website and beyond.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/OCI.htm
Network with professors, employers, alumni, and
friends and begin securing professional
References. Maintain and develop your contacts
throughout your life. Update your Reference Page
as needed. www.citadel.edu/career_services/Resume
20Samples/ReferencePageInfo.pdf
Begin creating your Academic Portfolio by
collecting materials during your first year at
The Citadel to increase your marketability.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Academic20Portfol
ios.pdf
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
15
FIRST YEAR Career Planning Timeline
December/January

Take Advantage of Winter Break! Catch up on
where you should be on the Timeline for the
Spring. Create/Update your Resume by using the
Construction Tips, Samples, Common Errors to
Avoid, and additional Information at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ResumeSamples.htm.
Start with the Resume Packet on the web to walk
you through the resources. Refer to the Job
Search Process and Interviewing preparation for
both temporary employment and full-time
employment upon graduation. (Interviewing
resources will also assist those preparing for
graduate/professional school admission). www.citad
el.edu/career_services/JobSearch.htm
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Interviewing.htm
Seek advice from Mentors by using The Citadel
Mentoring Network. Contact Alumni and local
professionals, through The Gate, who are willing
to serve as Mentors. Review www.citadel.edu/caree
r_services/CCN/MentorNetwork.pdf for instructions
and tips. Conduct one or more Informational
Interviews over the course of your Citadel
career. Use this as an opportunity to explore
professions of greatest interest by interviewing
recognized leaders. Set one up over Winter Break!
Find possible candidates in The Citadel Mentoring
Network or through other networks you have
already established.
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
16
FIRST YEAR Career Planning Timeline February

Attend The Citadel Spring 2009 Career Fair on
Wed., February 25. (Details on
web). www.citadel.edu/career_services/fair_spring0
9.htm CGC Students are invited to attend to
speak with recruiters regarding their search for
employment upon graduation, part-time employment,
and/or graduate study. Follow up with
recruiters met at the fair and send a Thank You
Letter as appropriate.
Devise a Contingency Plan (an alternative plan
in case your initial career plan does not work
out). Details at www.citadel.edu/career_services/
Students/Contingency_Planning.pdf.
Click The Gate icon (as pictured at left) at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
to access the system.
Register / Update your Home Page with The Gate,
the online job board and resume database. Refer
to the FAQ to use the system to advantage.
Upload an employer-ready resume when ready to
actively search for employment.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/CCN/Students/GateF
AQ_Students.pdf
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
17
FIRST YEAR Career Planning Timeline
March/April

Continue reviewing resources on Interview
Preparation and appropriate Follow-Up to practice
and hone your skills. Read Knock Em Dead by
Martin Yate and use Perfect Interview to
practice. www.citadel.edu/career_services/Intervie
wing.htm
Continue your Search (Summer Job, Internship,
Part-time Job, Full-time Position). Refer to the
Job Search Process, Internship Information, and
Interviewing preparation. www.citadel.edu/career
_services/JobSearch.htm www.citadel.edu/career_se
rvices/Interviewing.htm www.citadel.edu/career_se
rvices/Internships.pdf
Begin narrowing your career focus! Will you seek
Civilian Employment upon graduation, take a
Military Contract, and/or attend a
Graduate/Professional School? Look for
additional resources on these paths under the
Marketing Yourself section of the Information for
Students web page.
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
18
FIRST YEAR Career Planning Timeline
May/June/July

Review, Apply, Update what you have learned
from your first year at The Citadel. Apply
what you have learned to the Career Plan
Worksheet for CGC Students at www.citadel.edu/ca
reer_services/Students/Fall08/CGC/CareerPlan.doc
or you may prefer to use the Career Planning
Portfolio technique outlined for Cadets to track
your plans via www.citadel.edu/career_services/Stu
dents/Fall08/CPP/CPP_Packet.doc Update your
Resume to include using past tense for
experiences that have ended, as well as what you
are doing for the summer. Review FOCUS Your
Personal Portfolio built within the program.
Take FOCUS again as needed and be aware of any
changes or similarities to enhance your progress
in developing a sound career plan. Continue
your Job Search (temporary and/or full-time for
after graduation) as needed.
Gear Up for your second / final year at The
Citadel! Begin reviewing the Recommended Tasks
for the Second/Final Year (next pages). If your
program of study will take you beyond 2 years,
you may wish to also repeat portions of the First
Year Career Planning Timeline as needed.
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
19
SECOND/FINAL YEAR Career Planning Timeline
August

Stay Informed and become re-acquainted with
available resources in the Career Center (and
throughout campus). Visit the Career Center
website to access Information for Students and
the associated pages. Learn about resource
updates from the summer. Read email messages
from the Career Center regarding upcoming
career-related events on and off campus, as well
as information from employers, graduate schools,
and alumni. Regularly review Events
Information at www.citadel.edu/career_services/Eve
nts.htm. Visit the Career Center located at 573
Huger St. to use our Resource Library (pages 9
10).
  • Continue to Explore your career options as needed
    through
  • Your use of FOCUS Your Personal Portfolio built
    within the program,
  • Using resources available to students through the
    Daniel Library, including Hoovers Online and the
    Vault Online Career Library, and by
  • Visiting the Career Center office to review
    materials by Major, Occupation, Geographic
    Preference, Government, Military, Graduate
    School, etc. (An appointment is not needed to
    use materials in the Career Center Resource
    Library).

Click The Gate icon (as pictured at left) at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
to access the system.
Register / Update your Home Page with The Gate,
the online job board and resume database. Refer
to the FAQ to use the system to advantage.
Upload an employer-ready resume when ready to
actively search for employment.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/CCN/Students/GateF
AQ_Students.pdf
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
20
SECOND/FINAL YEAR Career Planning Timeline
Sept/Oct

Attend The Citadel Fall 2008 Career Fair on
Wednesday, October 15. www.citadel.edu/career_ser
vices/fair_list.htm Follow-up with recruiters
met at the Fall 2008 Career Fair and send Thank
You Letters, as appropriate. www.citadel.edu/caree
r_services/ThankYouLtr.htm
  • Follow through with the Initial Steps regarding
    your first choice of career.
  • Civilian Employment Review the Job Search
    Process in its entirety. Confirm your
    References. Apply to positions of interest.
    Prepare for interviews. Follow-up with employers
    regarding next steps for interviews and offers
    do not wait for them to contact you. Find a
    balance between too much and too little
    follow-up. Military Contract Complete
    appropriate paperwork, etc. to accept. Search
    for temporary employment if training will not
    begin immediately following graduation.
  • Graduate/Professional School Apply to
    programs of interest by their indicated
    deadlines. Prepare for and take appropriate
    graduate exams.
  • Look for additional resources on these paths
    under the Marketing Yourself section of the
    Information for Students web page.
    www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
  • Develop a Pros and Cons list for the various
    options before you. Determine what you deem is a
    plus and a minus about them. Keep in mind that
    only you can make these decisions others may
    advise, but you will be the one who decides to
    pursue a particular position, live in a
    particular city, etc. And you will need to be
    comfortable with those decisions.

CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
21
SECOND/FINAL YEAR Career Planning Timeline
Oct/Nov

Participate in the On-Campus Interview (OCI)
program as appropriate to your interests and
qualifications. Some employers will schedule
initial interviews for their posted positions
(internships and full-time for upon graduation)
on The Gate, while others may arrange them to
interview candidates of interest following a
career fair. Also recognize the need to conduct
independent searches using other resources found
on the Career Center website and beyond.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/OCI.htm
Continue networking with professors, employers,
alumni, and friends and begin securing
professional References. Maintain and develop
your contacts throughout your life. Update your
Reference Page as needed. www.citadel.edu/career_s
ervices/Resume20Samples/ReferencePageInfo.pdf
Finalize your Academic Portfolio for use at
interviews and update as appropriate.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Academic20Portfol
ios.pdf
Fine tune your Interview Preparation and
Follow-Up skills through re-reading Knock Em
Dead by Martin Yate and using Perfect Interview
to practice. Learn how to Evaluate Offers
(details on Interviewing web page). Before you
are in a position to evaluate offers regarding
your job or graduate school search, be certain to
consider all factors that will weigh into your
final decision. www.citadel.edu/career_services/In
terviewing.htm
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
22
SECOND/FINAL YEAR Career Planning Timeline
Dec/Jan

Take Advantage of Winter Break! Catch up on
where you should be on the Timeline for the
Spring. Update your Resume by using the
Construction Tips, Samples, Common Errors to
Avoid, and additional Information at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ResumeSamples.htm.
Start with the Resume Packet on the web to walk
you through the resources. Refer to the Job
Search Process and Interviewing preparation for
both temporary employment and full-time
employment upon graduation. (Interviewing
resources will also assist those preparing for
graduate/professional school admission). www.citad
el.edu/career_services/JobSearch.htm
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Interviewing.htm
Seek advice from Mentors by using The Citadel
Mentoring Network. Contact Alumni and local
professionals, through The Gate, who are willing
to serve as Mentors. Review www.citadel.edu/caree
r_services/CCN/MentorNetwork.pdf for instructions
and tips. Conduct one or more Informational
Interviews over the course of your Citadel
career. Use this as an opportunity to explore
professions of greatest interest by interviewing
recognized leaders. Set one up over Winter Break!
Find possible candidates in The Citadel Mentoring
Network or through other networks you have
already established. Apply what you have
learned to the Career Plan Worksheet for CGC
Students at www.citadel.edu/career_services/Stud
ents/Fall08/CGC/CareerPlan.doc or you may prefer
to use the Career Planning Portfolio technique
outlined for Cadets to track your plans via
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Students/Fall08/CP
P/CPP_Packet.doc
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
23
SECOND/FINAL YEAR Career Planning Timeline
Feb/March

Attend The Citadel Spring 2009 Career Fair on
Wed., February 25. (Details on
web). www.citadel.edu/career_services/fair_spring0
9.htm CGC Students are invited to attend to
speak with recruiters regarding their search for
employment upon graduation, part-time employment,
and/or graduate study. Follow up with
recruiters met at the fair and send a Thank You
Letter as appropriate.
Participate in the On-Campus Interview (OCI)
program as appropriate to your interests and
qualifications. Some employers will schedule
initial interviews for their posted positions
(internships and full-time for upon graduation)
on The Gate, while others may arrange them to
interview candidates of interest following a
career fair. Also recognize the need to conduct
independent searches using other resources found
on the Career Center website and beyond.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/OCI.htm
Click The Gate icon (as pictured at left) at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
to access the system.
Register / Update your Home Page with The Gate,
the online job board and resume database. Refer
to the FAQ to use the system to advantage.
Upload an employer-ready resume when ready to
actively search for employment.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/CCN/Students/GateF
AQ_Students.pdf
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SECOND/FINAL YEAR Career Planning Timeline
April/May

Fine tune your Interview Preparation and
Follow-Up skills through re-reading Knock Em
Dead by Martin Yate and using Perfect Interview
to practice. Learn how to Evaluate Offers
(details on Interviewing web page). Before you
are in a position to evaluate offers regarding
your job or graduate school search, be certain to
consider all factors that will weigh into your
final decision. www.citadel.edu/career_services/In
terviewing.htm
Review, Apply, Update what you have learned
from your final year in preparation for next
steps after graduation and beyond. Update your
Resume, your Reference Page, and general Cover
Letter as needed. Update your Contingency Plan
as needed. Details at www.citadel.edu/career_serv
ices/Students/Contingency_Planning.pdf. Keep
your References informed about your search
positions you have applied for, offers made,
declined offers, and the offer you accept!
Continue your Full-time Job and/or Graduate Study
Search as needed. Refer to the Job Search
Process, Graduate Study, and Interviewing
preparation on the Career Center website.
Participate in remaining On-Campus Interviews
(end in April) as appropriate. Repeat the
Second/Final Year Career Planning Timeline as
needed should your program of study take you
beyond 2 years.
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NEXT STEPS
BEYOND GRADUATION
Career planning is a continuous process. While
performing your job or attending graduate school,
you will be Exploring, Researching, determining
your Direction, and putting all of your
preparation and planning into Action. And with
each job to follow throughout your life, you will
engage in varying levels of planning and
preparation for the next steps to take.
Consider the following after you have accepted
your first position upon graduation (and each
subsequent one) / admission to graduate school
Keep a copy of your application materials
(resumes, cover letters, reference page, thank
you letters, follow-up letters, application
essays) on your computer AND be sure to back-up
via other media! Also keep a hard copy,
especially for the position / graduate school
admission you accept. Refer to this information
when you need to apply for a promotion or your
next / first position. Use them as starting
points when you update your resume and reference
page, as well as write a new cover letter and
follow-up letters vs. starting from scratch.
Keep a list of the positions you applied for, but
turned down or did not receive an offer for,
along with corresponding contacts. Down the
road, you may wish to re-contact these companies
for other positions. Be sure you followed-up
appropriately the first time around to remain in
good standing with the company. Be sure to
notify any other companies / graduate schools
that have your application on file to let them
know you have accepted a position / graduate
admission. Continue to put into practice the
tips and suggestions you received throughout your
search while at The Citadel and adjust them
according to your new needs.
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NEXT STEPS
BEYOND GRADUATION
After each performance review by your employer,
make it a practice to update your resume. This
is an opportune time to review your
responsibilities and your performance and make
sure that your resume keeps up with the additions
and changes. Then, whenever an opportunity comes
along to apply for a promotion within the company
or when you are ready to move onto a new
employer, your resume is ready to go with just a
few minor adjustments vs. having to start from
your senior resumeor possibly from scratch, if
you did not keep a copy for yourself. In a
similar manner, update your resume as you pursue
your graduate degree so that is it current when
you are ready to apply for full-time
employment. Continue to build your
professional network throughout your life. This
will help you find new opportunities to develop
your career and will also provide opportunities
for you to help others. Keep your Career Plan
Worksheets and/or Career Planning Portfolio,
along with a copy of the 2 Year Timeline, as
guides for your continued search and exploration.
Having followed and learned the process as a CGC
Student, the techniques and methods will be with
you throughout your life. Review the section
on the Career Center website called Beyond
Graduation (bottom left of www.citadel.edu/career
_services/info-students.htm) for a variety of
life planning resources, including Tips for
Success First Year After Graduation 101
Financial Tips (FSU) Real World Advice
(Quintessential Careers) Info for Alumni
MyMoney.gov U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission SocialSecurity.gov
Best Wishes for your Career! The Citadel
Career Center
CGC Career Planning Preparation Timeline
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