Academic and Career Development offers you an array of resources. If you need a little nudge to get going, consider enrolling in a career exploration class. You can begin with occupational information to learn more about careers you might enjoy, attend events that let you connect with professionals to talk about your options, shadow people in careers of interest, and confirm your career plans by gaining experience.
For Employment and Other Experience
Confirm your career plans with experience. If it’s not your thing, don’t you want to find out now? Job shadowing is a great way to begin, and your professional contacts can offer ideas.
Part-time, relevant work experience allows you to research possible careers, grow skills and experience, build networking connections, and even earn a paycheck. The Office of Student Employment provides a variety of resources to help you locate the right position.
Outside a typical work setting, career exposure can come in many forms. You may gain experience through community service, a volunteer position, or leadership with a student group. Build additional skills with faculty-led research projects or free IT classes. Take advantage of the variety of experiences IUPUI offers to confirm your career plans and to grow your resume.
As you enter your degree-granting school, continue to pursue relevant work and internship opportunities to solidify your career plans and to gain marketable skills for future employment!