Career Services Your Career Profile
Your career profile begins with some basic skills and the pursuit of self-knowledge. Your goal: "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."
If you truly enjoy your work, your life will be much more fulfilling. Your work will seem less like a job and more like fun. So choosing a career is one of the most important things you do in life. Despite this importance, most people do not give their career choice the thought and planning it deserves.
When you purchase a car, you research the vehicle carefully, test drive it, and compare it to other cars. Without question, you should be doing the same, on a larger scale, for your career. Your car will last you a few years; your career path will affect you for a lifetime.
UNDERSTAND THE FOUR YEAR PLAN for a view of the whole of career development.
- Freshman focus on exploring and experimenting with possibilities
- Sophomores learn to make big choices to develop some specific possibilities
- Juniors dig in and build serious experience in an area
- Seniors complete their search and launch out of Wabash
Develop Fundamental Skills, to be in-the-know and take control of your career while in college.
- Draft resumes and cover letters
- Network with alumni and others
- Find the opportunities and events that matter to you
Search With Intensity. An intensive search helps you answer the hard question: What am I going to do? If you don't know where to begin, don't know what you will do with your major, we are ready to help.
- Take strengths, values, and interests inventories
- Find resources and programs to help you explore interests