Career Planning & Resource Center Four-Year Plan

Career Planning & Resource Center Four-Year Plan

UWM’s Career Planning & Resource Center is asking students to take a closer look at their future by creating a four-year plan to prepare themselves for their careers after college.

The four-year plan includes the following steps:

Year 1: Explore

  • Complete self-assessments
  • Attend Exploring Majors Fair
  • Get an on-campus job or join a student organization
  • Summer – work or intern

Year 2: Prepare

  • Gain leadership experience
  • Research potential careers
  • Connect with employers for job shadowing
  • Summer – study abroad or intern

Year 3: Develop

  • Obtain an internship
  • Develop your professional network and brand
  • Research post-grad options
  • Summer – work or intern

Year 4: Connect

  • Finalize post-grad plans
  • Develop a job search strategy
  • Polish the presentation of your skills

Every Year

  • Visit CPARC
  • Refine resume
  • Attend job/career fairs
  • Utilize the career closet
  • Strengthen interviewing skills