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Title: MY CAREER The Career Planning


1
MY CAREERThe Career Planning Preparation
Process For Cadets Including the Career Planning
Portfolio Fall 2008 Spring 2009 www.citadel.ed
u/career_services/info-students.htmCareerCenter_at_C
itadel.edu
The Citadel Career Center 12 Dec 2008
www.citadel.edu/career_services
2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
My Career Defined...
Page 3 Welcome to The Citadel Career
Center.. Page 4 Getting
Started.. Page
5 Where Do I Start? .
Page 5 Available Resources
.. Page 6 The Citadel Career Center
Website Page 7 The Citadel
Career Center Resource Library Page
10 Your Career Planning Portfolio
(CPP) Page 12 What is a
Career Planning Portfolio (CPP) Pa
ge 12 CPP Table of Contents
. Page 13 Career Planning Timeline
.. Page 14 About Your Career
Plan Page 15 4th Class
Timeline.. Page 16 3rd
Class Timeline.. Page
22 2nd Class Timeline..
Page 30 1st Class Timeline...
Page 39 Next Steps
.. Page 48 Beyond Graduation
Page 48
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
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MY CAREER will
Lead Cadets through the use of The Citadel
Career Center and its related resources.
Provide the training, information, and
resources that enable Citadel Cadets to make
informed decisions about their career goals (for
graduation and beyond). Assist all Cadets in
their career planning and preparation such that
they may effectively and efficiently make the
best use of their time and available resources
over the course of their 4 years at The Citadel.
Cadets should enter their Senior year aware of
their career goals and ready to take the next
steps toward fulfilling them. Guide Cadets
through the creation of a Career Planning
Portfolio (CPP) over the course of their
Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior years at The
Citadel to be used in support of their career
search during the Senior year. My Career
outlines the career planning and preparation
process through a comprehensive Four (4) Year
Timeline with supporting materials presented as a
Mixed Mode Course using the Career Center
Website, Email, and Group Training Sessions (as
scheduling permits) to share career-related
resources.
Please Note All Senior Cadets are to bring
their Career Planning Portfolio to meetings with
Career Center staff. This will allow for the
best use of time in advancing you in your search
process.
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Process for Cadets
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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, The Krause Initiative in Leadership
Ethics, 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 (civilian and military),
graduate 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 Asso
ciate Director www.citadel.edu/career_services
CareerCenter_at_Citadel.edu
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Process for Cadets
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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. A number of you
likely looked at how many pages this document was
when first opening it and immediately became
overwhelmed. Fortunately for you, this did not
stop you from getting this far in My Career. You
now know that there is a good reason for all the
pages AND that you are expected to get through
them in detail over the course of your 4 years at
The Citadel not in one sitting. You will need
to return to various sections of My Career
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.
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Process for Cadets
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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 14 - 47) will walk you through the use of
these resources beginning with your freshman year
through your senior year. So that we may
promptly share preparatory resources with you, as
well as time-sensitive information provided by
the employers (civilian and military), graduate
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.
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Process for Cadets
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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 My Career for Cadets (this document)
2-Year Career Planning Timeline for CGC
Students 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.
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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 What Can I Do With A Major
In? Daniel Library Vault Online Career
Library Internships The Citadel Mentoring
Network NACE JobWeb
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 Citadel Spring 2009 Career
Fair 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
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Process for Cadets
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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 Info for Alumni 101
Financial Tips (FSU) MyMoney.gov Real World
Advice (Quintessential Careers) SocialSecurity.go
v 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 ATTHE CITADEL SPRING 2009 CAREER
FAIRWed., February 25th at the Gaillard
Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., Charleston SC
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Process for Cadets
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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.

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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.

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YOUR CAREER PLANNING PORTFOLIO (CPP)
Q. What is a Career Planning Portfolio (CPP)?
A. A Career Planning Portfolio is a collection
of various career planning and preparation
materials (described in next pages) used for
making informed decisions about ones career
goals. Over the course of the Freshmen,
Sophomore, and Junior years at The Citadel,
Cadets will be guided by the Career Center
through a Mixed Mode Course in which they will
create the components of their own Career
Planning Portfolio (CPP) to be used in support of
their career search during the Senior year. A
Career Planning Portfolio Packet, describing the
content and materials needed, is available at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Students/Fall08/CP
P/CPP_Packet.doc. A sample cover page is also
provided below.
While the completed Career Planning Portfolio is
to be turned into the Career Center, by Junior
Cadets, no later than 31 March 2009 (to allow for
review prior to end of term), Freshmen
Sophomore Cadets are advised to place the
individual components in their CPP as they
complete them and update any pieces as
appropriate before turning them in for review
during their Junior year. Pages 12-13 of My
Career, will review the contents of the Career
Planning Portfolio, while pages 14 - 47 will walk
you through its completion as you follow the Four
(4) Year Career Planning Timeline. The Career
Center will review completed Career Planning
Portfolios to assist Juniors in confirming their
career plans and return them by the end of Spring
2009 so that the Juniors may use their individual
CPP in support of their career search during
their Senior Year.
Sample Title Page
Aaron L. Citadel Business Administration
Major Spanish Minor Graduation May 2010 The
Citadel Plan Civilian Employment Career
Planning Portfolio
Assignment
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YOUR CAREER PLANNING PORTFOLIO (CPP)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The following components should be included in
your completed CPP to be turned into the Career
Center during your Junior year as indicated.
Details regarding each component are provided at
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Students/Fall08/CP
P/CPP_Packet.doc.
1. FOCUS Your Personal PortfolioAn Online
Career Interest Education Planning Profile
System. Complete FOCUS in its entirety and Print
Your Personal Portfolio (a customized report that
you build upon completion of the program) to
include
a. Your Account and Contact Information b.
Career and Educational Goals (Refer to the
following link for what to list here
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Students/Fall08/CP
P/FOCUSGoalStatements.pdf). c. Academic
Strengths d. Five Assessments to include Your
Work Interests, Your Skills, Personality, Values,
Leisure e. Career Planning Status f.
Personal Development Needs g. Your Saved
Careers (with Your Rating and Comments
included) h. Your Saved Areas of Study (with
Your Comments included)
Junior Cadets You should turn in your completed
CPP to the Career Center no later than 31 March
2009.
2. Resume, Cover Letter, Reference Page
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ResumeSamples.htm
3. Informational Interview Report www.citadel.e
du/career_services/Interview20Info/InfoInterviewG
uide.pdf 4. Supporting Research and
Contacts This information will be specific to
your search. Include documentation that supports
your goals.
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CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE
ABOUT YOUR CAREER PLAN
Begin developing your Career Plan by defining and
understanding what a Career is andwhat 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 Four (4)-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.
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CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE
ABOUT YOUR CAREER PLAN
SampleCareer Planning Portfolionote. (See 5
below)
The Career Planning Timeline that follows is
1. Sorted by Cadet Class (4th, 3rd, 2nd,
1st), 2. Arranged within the timeframes listed
below, 3. Organized into 1-3 month blocks of
career planning and preparation tasks, including
the outline of components for your Career
Planning Portfolio (CPP see pages 12-13). 4.
Assembled with web links to the information
presented to 4th 3rd Class Cadets at the bottom
of each page (so they may become familiar with
them), while directing 2nd 1st Class Cadets to
the Information for Students web page to access
the associated resources. www.citadel.edu/career_s
ervices/info-students.htm AND 5. Set up so that
the components of your Career Planning Portfolio
(CPP) are designated with a yellow note (as
referenced above).
Career Planning Portfolio turn into Career
Center no later than 31 March 2009 to receive
review before end of term.
Aug08 Jul09
Aug08 Jul09
Aug08 May09
Sep08 July09
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CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE September/October
Place the materials you receive today your
notes in your CPP.
CIT101 Career Center OrientationHeld at the
Career Center (573 Huger St.) OR the HR Training
Room (97 Hagood Ave.)(Both locations are just
outside the Hagood Gate to campus, yet considered
part of campus for Knobs.) Introduction to The
Citadel Career Center Website FOCUS and Your
Personal Portfolio My Career The Career
Planning Preparation Process for Cadets Your
Career Planning Portfolio (CPP) Refer to Your
CIT 101 Syllabus for Date, Time, Location
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/YourExp
loration.pdf Your Career Exploration
www.citadel.edu/career_services/FOCUS_Guide.pdf
FOCUS Access Code www.bls.gov/oco/
Occupational Outlook Handbook for researching
professions www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-s
tudents.htm Information for Students
(including Introduction to Career Center (start
here), My Career, Career Planning Portfolio,
access to FOCUS) www.citadel.edu/career_services/E
vents.htm Events Training
Related Web Links
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CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE October
Any information collected at the Fall 2008 Career
Fair (1) should be placed in your CPP
(Supporting Research Contacts).
Any work completed regarding FOCUS and Your
Personal Portfolio (2) should be placed in your
CPP.
1. 2.
Attend The Citadel Fall 2008 Career Fair on Wed.,
October 15. (Details on web). 4th Class Cadets
are invited to attend to speak with recruiters
for advice on how to best prepare for civilian or
military employment, graduate study, and to begin
searching for Summer 09 employment. Follow up
with recruiters met at the fair and send a Thank
You Letter as appropriate.
Explore your career options through your use of
FOCUS on the Career Center website 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).
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ - Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/fair_li
st.htm - Citadel Fall Career Fair
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ThankYouLtr.htm
- Thank You Letters www.citadel.edu/career_servic
es/YourExploration.pdf - Your Career Exploration
www.citadel.edu/career_services/FOCUS_Guide.pdf
- FOCUS Access Code www.citadel.edu/career_servic
es/info-students.htm - Information for Students
Related Web Links
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CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE November
1. 2.
Practice proper email etiquette. Send
professional emails and treat all messages sent
to the Career Center as if they are going to an
employer, graduate school, alumnus, or other
professional. Use proper grammar and
punctuation. (Avoid using ALL CAPS or all lower
case). Use a professional greeting and closing
with your full name and email address. Use both
spell check and a dictionary. Spelling errors
can cost you an opportunity! When replying to a
message, add your response at the top and keep
the original message in tact. The initial sender
may need to reference it in regard to your
message. Use an appropriate subject line.
Begin creating an Academic Portfolio by
collecting materials during your first year at
The Citadel (and throughout your 4 years) to
increase your marketability for seasonal job,
internship, and full-time position searches,
along with graduate/professional programs of
study.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Academic20Portfo
lios.pdf Academic Portfolio www.citadel.edu/care
er_services/Events.htm Events Training
Related Web Links
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CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE December/January
Take Advantage of Winter Furlough! Catch up on
where you should be on the Timeline for the
Spring. Create/Update your Resume by using the
Resume Packet on the Resume Resource web page and
Apply the Information, Construction Tips,
Samples, Common Errors to Avoid, etc.
Begin/Continue your Summer Job Search. Refer to
the Job Search Process and Interviewing
preparation. Create an Account with The Gate,
the online job board, resume database, and
Mentoring Network. Refer to the Gate FAQ for
Students to use the system to advantage. Upload
an employer-ready resume when ready to actively
search for seasonal employment (and eventually
internships and full-time positions as you
continue your Citadel career). Begin networking
with Mentors. Click The Gate icon (as pictured
below) on the Information for Students page to
access the system.
1.
Any work completed regarding your Resume, Summer
Job Search, or use of the Mentoring Network (1)
should be placed in your CPP.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ResumeSamples.htm
Resume Resources www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/JobSearch.htm Job Search Process
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Interviewing.htm
Interview Preparationwww.citadel.edu/career_ser
vices/TheGate.htm The Gate www.citadel.edu/care
er_services/CCN/MentorNetwork.pdf The Mentoring
Network
Related Web Links
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CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE February/March/April
Any information collected at the Spring 2009
Career Fair (1) should be placed in your CPP
(Supporting Research Contacts).
Any work completed regarding FOCUS and Your
Personal Portfolio (2) should be placed in your
CPP.
1. 2.
Attend The Citadel Spring 2009 Career Fair on
Wed., February 25. (Details on web). 4th Class
Cadets are invited to attend to speak with
recruiters for advice on how to best prepare for
civilian or military employment, graduate study
(local programs), and search for Summer 09
employment. Follow up with recruiters met at
the fair and send a Thank You Letter as
appropriate. Become familiar with the On-Campus
Interview (OCI) program some employers attending
the fair will arrange them to interview
candidates of interest. Participate as
appropriate to your interests and qualifications.
Continue Exploring your career options through
your use of FOCUS on the Career Center website
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).
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ - Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/fair_sp
ring09.htm - Citadel Spring Career Fair
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ThankYouLtr.htm
- Thank You Letters www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/YourExploration.pdf - Your Career Exploration
www.citadel.edu/career_services/FOCUS_Guide.pdf
- FOCUS Access Code www.citadel.edu/career_servic
es/info-students.htm - Information for Students
www.citadel.edu/career_services/OCI.htm - OCI
Schedule Student Guide
Related Web Links
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CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE May/June/July
1.
Review, Apply, Update what you have learned
from your freshman year in preparation for your
Sophomore year. Continue practicing proper
email etiquette. Send professional emails and
treat all messages sent to the Career Center as
if they are going to an employer, graduate
school, alumnus, or other professional. Update
your Resume to include using past tense for
experiences that have ended, as well as what you
are doing for the summer. Build your Personal
Profile in FOCUS to review your results . Take
the program again as needed and be aware of any
changes or similarities to enhance your progress
in developing a sound career plan. Continue
your Summer Job Search as needed. Continue
tracking your career plans with your Career
Planning Portfolio (CPP).
Any work completed regarding your Resume, Summer
Job Search, or FOCUS (1) should be placed in
your CPP.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ResumeSamples.htm
Resume Resources www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/JobSearch.htm Job Search Process
www.citadel.edu/career_services/TheGate.htm The
Gate www.citadel.edu/career_services/YourExplorat
ion.pdf - Your Career Exploration
www.citadel.edu/career_services/FOCUS_Guide.pdf -
FOCUS Access Code www.citadel.edu/career_services
/Students/Fall08/CPP/CPP_Packet.doc - CPP
Related Web Links
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CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE August/September
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. Visit the Career Center located at
573 Huger St. to use our Resource Library (pages
10 11).
1. 2.
Update Your Account with The Gate, the online job
board, resume database, and Mentoring Network.
Refer to the Gate FAQ for Students to use the
system to advantage. Upload an employer-ready
resume when ready to actively search for seasonal
employment (and eventually internships and
full-time positions as you continue your Citadel
career).
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students (including
Introduction to Career Center, My Career, Career
Planning Portfolio) www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/TheGate.htm The Gate www.citadel.edu/career_se
rvices/Events.htm Events Training
Related Web Links
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
23
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE October
Any information collected at the Fall 2008 Career
Fair (2) should be placed in your CPP
(Supporting Research Contacts).
Your updated Resume (1) should be placed in your
CPP.
1. 2.
Update your Resume from freshman year. Apply the
Construction Tips, Samples, Information. Start
with the Resume Packet on the web to walk you
through the resources.
Attend The Citadel Fall 2008 Career Fair on Wed.,
October 15. (Details on web). 3rd Class Cadets
are invited to attend to speak with recruiters
for advice on how to best prepare for civilian or
military employment, graduate study, and to begin
searching for Summer 09 employment. Follow up
with recruiters met at the fair and send a Thank
You Letter as appropriate. Become familiar with
the On-Campus Interview (OCI) program some
employers attending the fair will arrange them to
interview candidates of interest. Participate as
appropriate to your interests and qualifications.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students (including
Introduction to Career Center, My Career, Career
Planning Portfolio, access to
FOCUS) www.citadel.edu/career_services/ResumeSampl
es.htm Resume Resources www.citadel.edu/career_s
ervices/fair_list.htm - Citadel Fall Career Fair
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ThankYouLtr.htm
- Thank You Letters www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/OCI.htm - OCI Schedule Student Guide
Related Web Links
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
24
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE October/November
Build Your Personal Portfolio in FOCUS after
completing it and place in your CPP.
For follow-up on these and other Training
Sessions, refer to www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/Cadets.htm
Sophomore Training SessionsPart I Topic TBD
October 14, 1100-1200, MCH Buyer Auditorium Part
II Topic TBD November 18, 1100-1200, 3rd
Class by BTN These dates are subject to
change. Refer to the Corps of Cadets Training
Schedule (Commandants Office/Leader
Development) for most current information,
including location, and to emails from the
Career Center for detailed instruction.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/YourExp
loration.pdf Your Career Exploration
www.citadel.edu/career_services/FOCUS_Guide.pdf
FOCUS Access Code www.bls.gov/oco/
Occupational Outlook Handbook for researching
professions www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-s
tudents.htm Information for Students
(including Introduction to Career Center, My
Career, Career Planning Portfolio, access to
FOCUS) www.citadel.edu/career_services/Events.htm
Events Training
Related Web Links
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
25
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE November
Any work completed regarding FOCUS and Career
Exploration (1) should be placed in your CPP.
Any work completed regarding use of the Mentoring
Network (2) should be placed in your CPP
(Supporting Research Contacts).
1. 2.
  • Continue to 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).

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. You may be able to schedule
a meeting with a Mentor to be held during Winter
Furlough if you act soon. Review
www.citadel.edu/career_services/CCN/MentorNetwork.
pdf for instructions and tips.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students (including
Introduction to Career Center, My Career, Career
Planning Portfolio) www.citadel.edu/library/databa
ses/vault.htm Vault Online Career
Library www.citadel.edu/library/databases/hoovers.
htm Hoovers Online www.citadel.edu/career_serv
ices/TheGate.htm The Gate www.citadel.edu/career
_services/CCN/MentorNetwork.pdf The Mentoring
Network
Related Web Links
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
26
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE December/January
Take Advantage of Winter Furlough! Catch up on
where you should be on the Timeline for the
Spring. Update your Resume by using the Resume
Packet on the Resume Resource web page and Apply
the Information, Construction Tips, Samples,
Common Errors to Avoid, etc. Begin/Continue
your Summer Job Search. Refer to the Job Search
Process and Interviewing preparation. Continue
creating an Academic Portfolio by collecting
materials throughout your Citadel Career to
increase your marketability for seasonal job,
internship, and full-time position searches,
along with graduate/professional programs of
study. Continue connecting with Mentors by
using The Citadel Mentoring Network. You may be
able to arrange to meet with a Mentor over Winter
Furlough and conduct an Informational Interview
for your CPP.
1.
Any work completed regarding your Resume, Summer
Job Search, or use of the Mentoring Network (1)
should be placed in your CPP.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students (including
Introduction to Career Center, My Career, Career
Planning Portfolio) www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/JobSearch.htm Job Search Process www.citadel.e
du/career_services/Academic20Portfolios.pdf
Academic Portfolio www.citadel.edu/career_services
/CCN/MentorNetwork.pdf The Mentoring
Network www.citadel.edu/career_services/Interview
20Info/InfoInterviewGuide.pdf Informational
Interview
Related Web Links
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
27
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE February
Any information collected at the Spring 2009
Career Fair (1) should be placed in your CPP
(Supporting Research Contacts).
Any work completed regarding References (2)
should be placed in your CPP.
1. 2.
Attend The Citadel Spring 2009 Career Fair on
Wed., February 25. (Details on web). 3rd Class
Cadets are invited to attend to speak with
recruiters for advice on how to best prepare for
civilian or military employment, graduate study
(local programs), and to search for Summer 09
employment. Follow up with recruiters met at
the fair and send a Thank You Letter as
appropriate. Become familiar with the On-Campus
Interview (OCI) program some employers attending
the fair will arrange them to interview
candidates of interest. Participate as
appropriate to your interests and qualifications.
Begin developing a rapport with faculty members,
internship hosts, and summer employers who may
serve you well as a Reference for your future
searches (seasonal jobs, internships, full-time
employment upon graduation, and graduate study
applications). Create a Reference Page as
described on our website.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students (including
Introduction to Career Center, My Career, Career
Planning Portfolio) www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/fair_spring09.htm - Citadel Spring Career Fair
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ThankYouLtr.htm
- Thank You Letters www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/OCI.htm - OCI Schedule Student
Guide www.citadel.edu/career_services/Resume20Sam
ples/ReferencePageInfo.pdf - References
Related Web Links
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
28
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE March/April
Any work completed regarding an Informational
Interview (2) should be placed in your CPP.
Any work completed regarding a general Cover
Letter (1) should be placed in your CPP.
1. 2. 3.
Create a general Cover Letter to be used as a
reference for writing specific cover letters as
needed in your searches for seasonal employment,
internships, full-time employment upon
graduation, and for graduate study applications.
Conduct one or more Informational Interviews for
your Career Planning Portfolio 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
Spring Break! Find possible candidates in The
Citadel Mentoring Network or through other
networks you have already established. Need
help? Contact us at CareerCenter_at_Citadel.edu.
Begin reviewing resources on Interview
Preparation and appropriate Follow-Up, including
the use of Perfect Interview for practice.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students (including
Introduction to Career Center, My Career, Career
Planning Portfolio) www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/CoverLetterSamples.htm Cover Letters
www.citadel.edu/career_services/Interview20Info/
InfoInterviewGuide.pdf Informational
Interview www.citadel.edu/career_services/Intervie
wing.htm Interview Preparation www.citadel.edu/c
areer_services/PerfectInterview/InfoTips.pdf
Perfect Interview
Related Web Links
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
29
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE May/June/July
Review, Apply, Update what you have learned
from your Sophomore year in preparation for your
Junior year. Continue practicing proper email
etiquette. Send professional emails and treat
all messages sent to the Career Center as if they
are going to an employer, graduate school,
alumnus, or other professional. Update your
Resume to include using past tense for
experiences that have ended, as well as what you
are doing for the summer. Build your Personal
Profile in FOCUS to review your results . Take
the program again as needed and be aware of any
changes or similarities to enhance your progress
in developing a sound career plan. Continue
your Summer Job Search as needed. Continue
tracking your career plans with your Career
Planning Portfolio (CPP). Look ahead to the
Junior year Timeline and get started!
1.
Any work completed regarding your Resume, Summer
Job Search, or FOCUS (1) should be placed in
your CPP.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/ Career Center
main page www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-st
udents.htm Information for Students (including
Introduction to Career Center, My Career, Career
Planning Portfolio) www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/ResumeSamples.htm Resume Resources
www.citadel.edu/career_services/JobSearch.htm
Job Search Processwww.citadel.edu/career_services
/TheGate.htm The Gate www.citadel.edu/career_se
rvices/YourExploration.pdf - Your Career
Exploration www.citadel.edu/career_services/FOCUS_
Guide.pdf - FOCUS Access Code www.citadel.edu/care
er_services/Students/Fall08/CPP/CPP_Packet.doc -
CPP
Related Web Links
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
30
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE August
1. 2.
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. Visit the Career Center located at
573 Huger St. to use our Resource Library (pages
10 11).
Update Your Account with The Gate, the online job
board, resume database, and Mentoring Network.
Refer to the Gate FAQ for Students to use the
system to advantage. Upload an employer-ready
resume when ready to actively search for seasonal
employment (and eventually internships and
full-time positions as you continue your Citadel
career).
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
31
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE September
Any work completed regarding FOCUS and Career
Exploration (2) should be placed in your CPP.
Your updated Resume (1) should be placed in your
CPP.
1. 2. 3. 4.
Update your Resume from sophomore year. Apply
the Construction Tips, Samples, Information.
Start with the Resume Packet on the web to walk
you through the resources.
Junior Cadets You should turn in your completed
CPP to the Career Center for review no later than
31 March 2009 so that it may be returned to you
by end of the term.
  • Continue to 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).

Continue creating an Academic Portfolio by
collecting materials throughout your Citadel
Career to increase your marketability for
seasonal job, internship, and full-time position
searches, along with graduate/professional
programs of study.
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/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
32
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE September
For follow-up on these and other Training
Sessions, refer to www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/Cadets.htm
Junior Training Session Part I Topic TBD
September 16, 1100-1200, 2nd Class by BTN These
dates are subject to change. Refer to the Corps
of Cadets Training Schedule (Commandants
Office/Leader Development) for most current
information, including location, and to emails
from the Career Center for detailed instruction.

www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
33
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE October/November
Any information collected at the Fall 2008 Career
Fair (1) or via OCIs (2) should be placed in
your CPP (Supporting Research Contacts).
Any work completed regarding a general Cover
Letter (3) and References (4) should be placed
in your CPP.
1. 2. 3. 4.
Attend The Citadel Fall 2008 Career Fair on Wed.,
October 15. (Details on web). 2nd Class Cadets
are invited to attend to speak with recruiters
for advice on how to best prepare for civilian or
military employment, graduate study, and to begin
searching for Internships and/or Summer 09
employment. 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.
Create/Update a general Cover Letter to be used
as a reference for writing specific cover letters
as needed in your searches for seasonal
employment, internships, full-time employment
upon graduation, and for graduate study
applications.
Begin securing References with faculty members,
internship hosts, and summer employers who may
serve you well in this capacity when contacted by
a potential employer for seasonal jobs,
internships, full-time employment upon
graduation, and by graduate schools for their
application process. Update your Reference Page
as needed.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
34
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE November
Junior Training Session Part II Topic TBD
November 20, 1100-1200, 2nd Class by BTN
These dates are subject to change. Refer to
the Corps of Cadets Training Schedule
(Commandants Office/Leader Development) for most
current information, including location, and to
emails from the Career Center for detailed
instruction.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
35
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE December/January
Any work completed regarding your Resume, general
Cover Letter, Reference Page, Summer Job or
Internship Search, use of the Mentoring Network,
or Contingency Plan (1) should be placed in your
CPP.
1.
Take Advantage of Winter Furlough! Catch up on
where you should be on the Timeline for the
Spring. Update your Resume by using the Resume
Packet on the Resume Resource web page and Apply
the Information, Construction Tips, Samples,
Common Errors to Avoid, etc. Begin/Continue
your Summer Job and/or Internship Search. Refer
to the Job Search Process, Internship
Information, and Interviewing preparation on the
web. Continue creating an Academic Portfolio
by collecting materials throughout your Citadel
Career to increase your marketability for
seasonal job, internship, and full-time position
searches, along with graduate/professional
programs of study. Continue connecting with
Mentors by using The Citadel Mentoring Network.
You may be able to arrange to meet with a Mentor
over Winter Furlough and conduct an Informational
Interview for your Career Planning Portfolio.
Devise a Contingency Plan (an alternative
plan in case your initial career plan does not
work out) and include it in your Career Planning
Portfolio (CPP). Details at www.citadel.edu/caree
r_services/Students/Contingency_Planning.pdf.
Continue organizing your Career Planning
Portfolio (CPP) which should be turned into the
Career Center no later than 31 March 2009.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
36
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE February
Any information collected at the Spring 2009
Career Fair or via OCIs (1) should be placed in
your CPP (Supporting Research Contacts).
Any work completed regarding an Informational
Interview Search (3) should be placed in your
CPP.
1. 2. 3.
Attend The Citadel Spring 2009 Career Fair on
Wed., February 25. (Details on web). 2nd Class
Cadets are invited to attend to speak with
recruiters for advice on how to best prepare for
civilian or military employment, graduate study
(local programs), and to begin searching for
Internships and/or Summer 09 employment.
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.
Conduct one or more Informational Interviews for
your Career Planning Portfolio 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
Spring Break! Find possible candidates in The
Citadel Mentoring Network or through other
networks you have already established. Need
help? Contact us at CareerCenter_at_Citadel.edu.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
37
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE March/April
Include all relevant updated materials in your
CPP before after turning it into the Career
Center for review.
1. 2. 3. 4.
Finalize your Career Planning Portfolio (CPP)
which should be turned into the Career Center no
later than 31 March 2009 to be reviewed and
returned by the end of the term.
Continue using your Career Planning Portfolio
(CPP) and expanding upon your resources as you
search for an Internship and/or Summer Job for
2009.
Continue your Summer Job or Internship Search.
Refer to the Job Search Process, Internship
Information, and Interviewing preparation.
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/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
38
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE May/June/July
1.2.
Finalize your Career Planning Portfolio (CPP)
which should be turned into the Career Center no
later than 31 March 2009 to be reviewed and
returned by the end of the term.
Review, Apply, Update what you have learned
from your Junior year in preparation for your
Senior year. Update your Resume, Reference
Page, and general Cover Letter as needed.
Continue your Internship and/or Summer Job Search
as needed. After you have turned in your
Career Planning Portfolio (CPP) to the Career
Center, continue tracking your career plans and
save updated components to add after it is
returned to you (by beginning of Senior year
sooner as time allows and more likely if you
turned it in by April/May). Continue
developing your Contingency Plan (an alternative
plan in case your initial career plan does not
work out) and include it in your Career Planning
Portfolio. Look ahead to the Senior year
Timeline and get started! Begin narrowing your
career focus! Will you take a Military Contract,
attend a Graduate/Professional School, and/or
seek Civilian Employment upon graduation? Look
for additional resources on these paths under the
Marketing Yourself section of the Information for
Students web page.
Include all relevant updated materials in your
CPP before after turning it into the Career
Center for review.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
39
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE August
1. 2.
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. Visit the Career Center located at
573 Huger St. to use our Resource Library (pages
10 11).
Update Your Account with The Gate, the online job
board, resume database, and Mentoring Network.
Refer to the Gate FAQ for Students to use the
system to advantage. Upload an employer-ready
resume when ready to actively search for seasonal
employment (and eventually internships and
full-time positions as you continue your Citadel
career).
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
40
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE September
Update the materials in your CPP throughout your
senior year as needed.
1. 2. 3. 4.
Pick up your Career Planning Portfolio (CPP) from
the Career Center if you have not already done
so. Continue tracking your career plans and add
any updates to your CPP. Use it in support of
your search during your Senior year (and beyond).
  • Further 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).

Narrow your career focus if you have not already
done so. Will you take a Military Contract,
attend a Graduate/Professional School, and/or
seek Civilian Employment upon graduation? Look
for additional resources on these paths under the
Marketing Yourself section of the Information for
Students web page.
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.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
41
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE September
For follow-up on these and other Training
Sessions, refer to www.citadel.edu/career_service
s/Cadets.htm
Senior Training Session Part I Topic TBD
September 23, 1100-1200, 1st Class by BTN
These dates are subject to change. Refer to
the Corps of Cadets Training Schedule
(Commandants Office/Leader Development) for most
current information, including location, and to
emails from the Career Center for detailed
instruction.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
42
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE October
Update the materials in your CPP throughout your
senior year as needed.
1. 2. 3.
Update your Resume from junior year. Apply the
Construction Tips, Samples, Information. Start
with the Resume Packet on the web to walk you
through the resources.
Attend The Citadel Fall 2008 Career Fair on Wed.,
October 15. (Details on web). 1st Class Cadets
are invited to attend to speak with recruiters
regarding their search for civilian or military
employment, graduate study, or internships.
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 attending the
fair will arrange them to interview candidates of
interest.
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 first job or graduate school admission, be
certain to consider all factors that will weigh
into your final decision.
www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm
Information for Students
My Career The Career Planning Preparation
Process for Cadets
43
CAREER PLANNING TIMELINE October - November
Update the materials in your CPP throughout your
senior year as needed.
1. 2.
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