Freshman Year: Self-Assessment & Career Planning

It is important to begin career planning early in your college career. Knowing how your interests relate to a potential career will assist you as you chose decide on your academic focus while at Albion College.

  • Meet with a Career Development staff member to learn how to develop and implement a personalized 4-year career plan.
  • Assess personal interests, characteristics, strengths and values through career Self-Assessment Tests.
  • Visit the Career Resource Center in the Career and Internship Center to research various career fields and experiential opportunities such as internships.
  • Actively participate in the First-Year Experience seminar.
  • Check out the resources on choosing a major to learn about a variety of career opportunities.
  • Get involved!  Join a student organization, volunteer, and/or get an on-campus job.
  • Register for core requirements and elective classes to investigate academic majors of interest.  Visit with your faculty advisor for assistance in choosing classes.
  • Get a summer job that will provide you with an opportunity to learn about a career field that interests you.

Get to know the staff in the Career and Internship Center and use all our resources to your advantage!

NEXT: Sophomore Year: Career Exploration & Leadership Development