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 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!