At each stage of your journey, there are milestones, activities, and achievements that you can look to for a sense of progress and to take stock of all that you’ve accomplished and the wonderful things you still have ahead!
EXPLORE your unique design, talents and calling to build your self-awareness, intrinsic motivation, life management skills and intentionality. As you discover academic, career and co-curricular opportunities that match your strengths and passions, the activities listed below will only serve to give you confidence and direction.
EXPAND your knowledge and skills through developing a balanced student profile through co-curricular, community and professional readiness programming. Take active roles in campus organizations, investigate internship opportunities and part-time jobs, and choose a major aligned with your strengths/purpose. Develop a personal network! Throughout your second-year, these activities will build on the foundation you’ve already set:
ENHANCE your skills, experience and preparation by investigating perspective communities, careers, and job options. You can do this through a wide range of opportunities, from career fairs, career prep and resume development workshops, professional image/communication events and networking activities to mock interviews, employment tours, and professional readiness experiences/internships. You can even serve in campus and community leadership/team roles to gain valuable experience. During your third year, these activities will take your progress and make it shine:
EXTEND your personal and professional development into the real world. Whether you are networking with alumni in perspective communities, applying to graduate school programs, or just developing independent living and healthy work/life balance skills through our Common Sense Series and Workplace Readiness seminars, these steps are vital to your transition from college into the rest of your life. All of this will culminate in your success applying to, interviewing for, and securing employment in your chosen field. As you begin your fourth-year at GWU, consider the following activities: