If you want to get anywhere, you must take action. So, based on your research to date, choose an academic and career emphasis and begin developing a plan to help you reach your goals. Some questions you might ask yourself include:
- Do I know what programs would be most relevant to my career goals?
- Do I know the skills that are necessary in the fields I have chosen?
- How do I gain the necessary skills to be marketable to employers, or the prerequisites to qualify for a specific graduate degree program?
Embarking on this journey will help you to see and learn more about yourself and what the world has to offer. While implementing your action plan you’ll eventually discover whether or not the decision you made is a good fit. But give yourself some time before abandoning ship.
Attempting something new is always challenging. Few people succeed on the first try. Learning to be flexible, to adapt to changing environments, and to overcome obstacles, are attributes that are extremely valuable to employers.
For further assistance and encouragement, call the Career Development Center at 360-867-6193 to schedule an appointment with one of our Career Advisors.