Earlier this week, Dr. Eva Lefkowitz, professor and department head in Human Development & Family Studies, wrote a blog post about the value of engaging in career counseling as an undergraduate student. In her blog, she outlines many reasons students should visit the Center for Career Development (or the equivalent on their campus) not just their senior year, but as soon as they start thinking about their career plans.
“Of course, if you are you a senior and planning to graduate in December, May, or August, you should get yourself there ASAP. But if you are a sophomore or junior (maybe even freshman) who is not yet sure what to do when you graduate, now is the time to start reading about careers and talking to career counselors. You don’t have to figure out your career early during college – exploring majors and careers is great. But as with many things, the sooner you figure out what you want to do after you graduate, the better you can tailor your college experiences to have the strongest record possible to obtain that job or get into that graduate program. It’s never too soon to start thinking about your future career.”
Check out the full post on Dr. Lefkowitz’s blog.
If you’re interested in learning more about what the Center for Career Development can do for you or your students, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.