Developing Yourself as a Future Professional
Imagine yourself as a future professional, and move toward it today.
Find a mentor, secure an internship, build your resume, develop your career readiness competencies, and so much more. Education is often the first step to getting the career you want, but not the only one.
Learn how you can prepare for a successful career.
Meet one-on-one for a career counseling session to help you start preparing for your career today. Design your plan as a future professional to ensure career success. Look at the questions below, and choose the one that resonates the most for you. Learn about what you can do and how ECC can help.
It can be daunting, overwhelming, and confusing thinking about the future. Most people are not even sure what they should be thinking about, let alone ready to act. If that describes you, you are not alone!
That’s why your Career Development Specialist is here to help you. Schedule a career counseling session to check-in and see where you are in your career development. We will help you discover what you need to design the future you desire.
Did you know that 80 percent of people find jobs through networking? If you start building relationships with people today, you can have a network of people who can help you in the future.
Meet with Career Development Services to help you brainstorm ways to connect with people, in your way, on your terms. Do a job shadow or informational interview with someone who already works in your future career field to learn more. Connect with people on professional social media networks like LinkedIn. Reach out to someone you respect in your future career field and ask them to be your mentor. We can help show you how.
One of the most important things you can do as you earn your degree is to build your work experience at the same time. Employers look for recent grads who have the right education and work experience.
- Secure an internship to begin using your new skills in the workplace. Employers expect to see internship experience on candidates’ resumes. Will you have one on yours?
- Get a part-time job that will get you closer to your career of interest and help you develop your skills.
Your Career Development Specialist will help you prepare your resume to meet with ECC’s experiential learning department to help you get an internship that works for you. Learn more about internships.
Let’s take a look at just some of the things you can do now that will help you succeed in the future:
- Develop your professional “brand.”
- Build your resume and career portfolio
- Build a professional network
- Create a LinkedIn profile
- Join a club to generate leadership opportunities
- Volunteer to develop your transferable skills
- Cultivate the strengths that your future employer expects you to have
Career Development Services can support you as you decide what you want to do to prepare for your future. Schedule a session to talk.
Whether you’ve never been to college or already have your degree, you may be ready for a new career. Many people change their careers, and while it is not always easy, it starts by evaluating your strengths, credentials, qualifications, and transferable skills.
Let Career Development Services help you with that. Meet one-on-one to explore what you want to do next and how to get there.
If you are ready to take the next step to build your career, let ECC’s Career Development Services help you. Discover what you need to do to demonstrate your skills and talents, show off your credentials, and use best-practice professional development strategies to get a promotion, take on new responsibilities, and advance in your career.