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Title: Unlocking the Door to Professional Success


1
Unlocking the Door to Professional Success
  • The New Professional

2
The First Year is Different!
  • Transition stage
  • no longer a college student
  • not yet a professional

3
The First Year Career Experience
  • What makes the most positive impression is not
    showing how much you know, but rather
    demonstrating the maturity to know how much you
    dont know!
  • Employer Quotation provided by NACE

4
Impact of your approach
  • Future Salary
  • Advancement
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Mobility within the organization
  • Self-perception of success
  • Commitment

5
Managing the Process Well
  • Establish reputation as capable valuable
  • Garner respect of colleagues
  • Increase opportunities to contribute
  • Increase visibility to upper management

6
or… NOT
  • Labeled as immature
  • Relegated to lesser assignments
  • Time needed for recovery

7
Strategies
  • Learn the culture
  • Manage a good impression
  • Become a Savvy Subordinate

8
Learn the Culture
  • What makes up the culture?
  • Who the company is
  • What it is trying to accomplish
  • How it goes about things
  • Assimilating to the culture is as
  • important as task-related performance

9
Learn the Culture
  • Culture Components
  • Behavioral expectations limitations
  • Work ethic
  • Social management norms
  • Political environment

10
Learn the Culture
  • Listen Learn
  • Observe your colleagues
  • Talk, dress, act and conduct business
  • Observe how people spend their time
  • Clients that receive most time resources
  • How successful employees spend time
  • Adhere to rites rituals
  • Addressing bosses, conducting meetings, etc.
  • Important to begin this before you get the job!

11
Learn the Culture
  • Quick Tips
  • Study up on the company
  • reports, company magazine, E-mails
  • Ask Questions
  • Listen
  • Seek Feedback
  • Find a mentor

12
Manage a Good Impression
  • Unknown commodity
  • Quick to draw conclusions about you

13
Manage a Good Impression
  • Signs that you are on the inside
  • Additional responsibilities
  • Requests for your input
  • High-visibility projects
  • Make your own opportunities

14
Manage a Good Impression
  • Quick Tips
  • Volunteer
  • Expect to work extra hours
  • Meet people in all departments
  • Extend respect courtesy to all

15
Become a Savvy Subordinate
  • Relationship with your boss is critical…
  • impact on assignments
  • reputation
  • progression
  • College doesnt prepare subordinates

16
Become a Savvy Subordinate
  • Keep your boss informed
  • No surprises…open communication
  • Make your boss look good
  • boss looks good you will look good
  • Make yourself indispensable
  • Take on thankless jobs

17
Closing Thoughts
  • The graduate who enters this world with open
    eyes, a willingness to learn, enthusiasm, and
    common sense invariably does better than the one
    who expects life to continue as before.
  • Employer Quotation provided by NACE

18
CRC Workshops
  • Career Etiquette
  • Choosing/Changing Majors
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Federal Employment
  • Gold Connection
  • Graduate School
  • How to Work an Expo
  • Internships
  • Interview Techniques
  • Job Search Correspondence
  • Job Search Strategies
  • New Professional
  • Portfolios
  • Resumes
  • Which is the Best Career for You

19
CRC Services
  • Career Planning Workshops
  • Career Information
  • Career Information Library
  • Free Career Related Related Publications
  • Alumni Mentors
  • Career Counseling
  • Major/Career Options
  • Career Assessments
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resume/Cover Letter Critique
  • Mock Interviews
  • Experiential Education
  • Internships /Externships
  • Lockheed Martin Work Experience Program
  • Graduate/Professional School
  • Directories and resources
  • Annual Graduate, Law and Professional School Day
  • CRC Events
  • 8 Annual Career Fairs
  • Majors Fair
  • Annual Senior Day
  • Career Panels
  • On-Campus Recruitment
  • GOLD Connection
  • Job Listings
  • Resume Referral
  • On-Campus Interviewing
  • Company Presentations

20
Career Resource Center Calendar of Events
2003-04
  • Spring Career Expo
  • February 4, 2004
  • MBA Job Fair
  • February 13, 2004
  • Hospitality Career Panel
  • February 18, 2004
  • Engineering Career Panel
  • February 24, 2004
  • Arts Sciences Career Panels
  • March 16, 2004
  • Majors Fair
  • March 17, 2004
  • Business Career Panel
  • April 16, 2004
  • Spring Education Job Fair
  • April, 2004
  • Senior Day
  • September 4, 2003
  • Fall 2003 Career Expo
  • September 16, 2003
  • Graduate, Law Professional Schools Day
  • October 8, 2003
  • COHPA Career Panel
  • October 22, 2003
  • Internship Panel
  • November 19, 2003
  • Fall Education Job Fair
  • November 20, 2003
  • Internship Fair
  • February 3, 2004

Visit www.crc.ucf.edu for more information on
these events!
21
CRC Liaisons Locations
  • Catherine Sierra, College of Arts Sciences
  • Jessica Draluck, College of Business
  • Amy Kleeman, College of Education
  • Annie Ware, College of Engineering Computer
    Science/Math Physical Sciences/CREOL
  • Mary Jane Suarez, College of Health Public
    Affairs
  • Earnestine Gould-Jackson, School of Hospitality
    Management
  • Emily Santiago, First Year Students
  • Bill Blank, Undecided/Transfer Student
    Populations
  • Kerry Fleming, Internships/Mentoring/Externships/L
    ockheed Martin Program
  • Rachel Montgomery, Graduate Students
  • Hours/Locations
  • Normal Hours of Operation Mon. Fri., 800am -
    500pm
  • Walk-in Service (COD) Mon. Fri.,
    1000am-200pm
  • Career Resource Center Student Resource Center
    7F, Room 185
  • Satellite Locations Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake
    Road
  • College of Business Administration, Room 130

22
The UCF Creed
Integrity, scholarship, community, creativity,
and excellence are the core values that guide our
conduct, performance, and decisions. Integrity I
will practice and defend academic and personal
honesty. Scholarship I will cherish and honor
learning as a fundamental purpose of my
membership in the UCF community. Community I
will promote an open and supportive campus
environment by respecting the rights and
contributions of every individual. Creativity I
will use my talents to enrich the human
experience. Excellence I will strive toward the
highest standards of performance in any endeavor
I undertake.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
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