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Career Planning

Use your time at Central Michigan University to create a career plan through SELF-exploration, exploring academic and career OPTIONS, and taking ACTION to launch your career goals. Engage in activities (like the ones listed below) throughout your time at CMU to become more well-rounded and to find a career path that is meaningful to you.

Learn about your skills, interests, and values and how they influence your career choices.

  • Take a career assessment to identify your interests, skills and personality.
  • Meet with a career coach to talk about your thoughts and learn about additional resources.

Explore academic and career paths.

Take the first steps toward launching your career.

  • Create or update a professional resume and cover letter.
  • Schedule a mock interview to practice your interviewing skills.
  • Create a LinkedIn profile and connect with professionals.
  • Prepare for and take any required tests for graduate or professional school (i.e., GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, etc.).
  • Seek leadership roles in student organizations, part-time jobs, etc.
  • Develop a search strategy and timeline.
  • Attend career fairs and networking events to find jobs and internships.
  • Apply for jobs and internships on Handshake or apply to graduate school.