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CAREER FOUR YEAR PLAN


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CAREER FOUR YEAR PLAN F I R S T

Y E A R

FRESHMAN YEAR:

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3TART EARLY AND STAY FOCUSED 4HE FOLLOWING ARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STAYING ON TRACK AND AVOIDING SENIOR YEAR STRESS 1UESTIONS #ONTACT #HRISTIE !NDERSEN #AREER $EVELOPMENT 3PECIALIST at CEANDERSEN COLUMEDU

KNOW YOURSELF AND G AT H E R I N F O R M AT I O N

*UMP IN TO YOUR CLASSES THINKING OF ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS AS STEPS TOWARDS YOUR CAREER NOT JUST A GRADE 4ALK TO INSTRUCTORS AND YOUR COLLEGE ADVISOR ABOUT WHAT YOUR MAJOR PREPARES YOU FOR 6ISIT THE 0ORTFOLIO #ENTERS WEBSITE TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH THEIR SERVICES WWWCOLUM EDUPORTFOLIOCENTER AND LOOK AT RESOURCES RELATED TO YOUR CAREER INTERESTS "ROWSE PROlLES AND WORK SAMPLES IN YOUR MAJOR THROUGH Talent Pool 3AVE ANY EXAMPLES YOU LIKE THIS WILL BE YOU IN FOUR YEARS

#REATE YOUR OWN 4ALENT 0OOL PROlLE AND USE IT TO SEARCH FOR COLLABORATORS IN OTHER MAJORS Log on to #OLUMBIA7ORKS TO START EXPLORING JOB INTERNSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 3AVE ALL OF YOUR WORK IN A SECURE LOCATION PHYSICALLY AND ONLINE 'ET A PART TIME JOB 0AY THE BILLS AND BUILD UP YOUR RESUMÏ TO PREPARE FOR INTERNSHIPS DOWN THE ROAD 3TART A MASTER COPY OF YOUR RESUME SO YOU CAN TRACK YOUR JOBS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

NOTES AND NEXT STEPS:

#OLUMBIA #OLLEGE #HICAGO 0ORTFOLIO #ENTER s &OUR 9EAR 0LAN s &IRST 9EAR


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CAREER FOUR YEAR PLAN

SECOND YEAR

SOPHOMORE YEAR:

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3TART EARLY AND STAY FOCUSED 4HE FOLLOWING ARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STAYING ON TRACK AND AVOIDING SENIOR YEAR STRESS 1UESTIONS #ONTACT #HRISTIE !NDERSEN #AREER $EVELOPMENT 3PECIALIST at CEANDERSEN COLUMEDU

EXPLORE AND RESEARCH YOUR OPTIONS

,OOK BACK AT YOUR BODY OF WORK AND PROJECTS SO FAR #ONSIDER WHAT YOU ARE LEARNING ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR WORK 3TART LISTING POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS AVAILABLE TO SOMEONE WITH YOUR MAJOR #ONSIDER MEETING WITH THE #AREER $EVELOPMENT 3PECIALIST IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT YOUR PATH !SK YOUR COLLEGE ADVISOR HOW TO CHOOSE CLASSES THAT CORRESPOND TO YOUR CAREER GOALS ¬ +EEP UPDATING YOUR RESUME (OW WOULD YOU FEEL ABOUT SENDING IT OUT FOR YOUR DREAM JOB 4HINK ABOUT WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD ON IN YOUR REMAINING TIME AT #OLUMBIA

3TART LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO DISPLAY OR PUBLISH YOUR WORK 0LAN AHEAD TO COMPLETE AT LEAST ONE INTERNSHIP IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS $ECIDE WHICH SEMESTER IT WILL lT WITH YOUR COMMITMENTS AND LEAVE ENOUGH TIME AVAILABLE TO WORK   OR MORE HOURS A WEEK ¬ #ONTINUE CHECKING #OLUMBIA7ORKS NOW FOCUSING ON INTERNSHIP OPTIONS FOR HTE NEXT TWO YEARS !TTEND A JOB FAIR TO LOOK FOR PART TIME JOBS ANDOR INTERNSHIPS

NOTES AND NEXT STEPS:

#OLUMBIA #OLLEGE #HICAGO 0ORTFOLIO #ENTER s &OUR 9EAR 0LAN s 3ECOND 9EAR


CAREER FOUR YEAR PLAN THIRD YEAR

JUNIOR YEAR:

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3TART EARLY AND STAY FOCUSED 4HE FOLLOWING ARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STAYING ON TRACK AND AVOIDING SENIOR YEAR STRESS 1UESTIONS #ONTACT #HRISTIE !NDERSEN #AREER $EVELOPMENT 3PECIALIST at CEANDERSEN COLUMEDU

G E T I N V O LV E D A N D G A I N EXPERIENCE

7ATCH FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO GET CONNECTED WITH THE INDUSTRY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN 6OLUNTEERING AT EVENTS AND JOINING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS CAN HELP BUILD YOUR NETWORK #HECK #OLUMBIA7ORKS FOR INTERNSHIPS AND START READING THE FULL TIME JOB POSTINGS TO SEE THE EXPERIENCE THEY REQUIRE 4HERE IS STILL TIME TO BEEF UP YOUR RESUMÏ AND PORTFOLIO 3TART APPLYING FOR INTERNSHIPS IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO #ONTACT YOUR DEPARTMENT )NTERNSHIP #OORDINATOR AND PLAN WELL IN ADVANCE AT LEAST A SEMESTER BEFOREHAND ¬ #ONDUCT AT LEAST ONE INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW PER SEMESTER TO EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS AND TO BUILD YOUR NETWORK ¬

3TART DEVELOPING YOUR PORTFOLIO BY MEETING WITH AN )NDUSTRY ,IASON THROUGH THE 0ORTFOLIO #ENTER 4HIS MEETING ALLOWS YOU TO GET YOUR PORTFOLIO IN PROGRESS REVIEWED BY SOMEONE IN YOUR INDUSTRY AND ALSO ALLOWS YOU TO GATHER INFORMATION ON THE lELD Stay connected to a faculty mentor to learn about CAREER FOCUSED EVENTS WITHIN YOUR DEPARTMENT 2EAD TRADE PUBLICATIONS MAGAZINES AND WEBSITES TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INDUSTRY (AVE YOUR RESUMÏ REVIEWED BY SUPERVISORS

PROFESSORS ANDOR THE #AREER $EVELOPMENT 3PEClALIST THE MORE VIEWS THE BETTER

NOTES AND NEXT STEPS:

#OLUMBIA #OLLEGE #HICAGO 0ORTFOLIO #ENTER s &OUR 9EAR 0LAN s 4HIRD 9EAR


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CAREER FOUR YEAR PLAN FOURTH YEAR

SENIOR YEAR:

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3TART EARLY AND STAY FOCUSED 4HE FOLLOWING ARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STAYING ON TRACK AND AVOIDING SENIOR YEAR STRESS 1UESTIONS #ONTACT #HRISTIE !NDERSEN #AREER $EVELOPMENT 3PECIALIST at CEANDERSEN COLUMEDU

BUILD JOB SEARCH SKILLS AND PURSUE EMPLOYMENT

2EVISIT YOUR BODY OF WORK ONCE AGAIN 9OU SHOULD BE DEVELOPING A CLEAR VISION OF YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST WRITER PERFORMER ETC -EET EARLY WITH THE #AREER $EVELOPMENT 3PECIALIST OR A MENTOR TO CREATE A JOB SEARCH PLAN¬ 0OLISH YOUR WEB PORTFOLIO BY FOCUSING ON YOUR BEST WORK ¬ $O AT LEAST ONE MOCK INTERVIEW TO GET FEEDBACK ON HOW YOU PRESENT YOURSELF AND YOUR WORK ¬ +EEP UPDATING YOUR RESUMÏ AND BE SURE THAT IT IS READY TO GO OUT TO EMPLOYERS (AVE YOUR RESUME REVIEWED BY AT LEAST THREE PROFESSIONALS

#REATE YOUR  SECOND hELEVATOR SPEECHv FOR NETWORKING ¬ 4AKE ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS AT #OLUMBIA 0LAN TO ATTEND )NDUSTRY %VENTS WHICH ALLOW YOU TO NETWORK WITH PROFESSIONALS IN YOUR lELD OF INTEREST #OMPILE AND POLISH YOUR PORTFOLIO REEL ETC 5TILIZE PRODUCTION SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE 0ORTFOLIO #ENTER 3TART SEARCHING FOR JOBS THREE TO SIX MONTHS BEFORE YOU GRADUATE !PPLY IMMEDIATELY TO ANYTHING THAT INTERESTS YOU

NOTES AND NEXT STEPS:

#OLUMBIA #OLLEGE #HICAGO 0ORTFOLIO #ENTER s &OUR 9EAR 0LAN s &OURTH 9EAR

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