Choosing a Career
Where do you get started with the career exploration process? There are three major steps in the process, although you may find that you may circle through this process many times throughout your professional life. The Student Professional Development Center is here to help you every step of the way. Log on to EJN to schedule an appointment.
Learn About Yourself
Begin your process of self-discovery by reflecting on your career related interests, skills, values and personality. What are your interests and what do you enjoy learning about? What do you like to do and what skills would you like to develop? It is important to understand your interests, skills, values and personality type. The SPDC offers several assessments to help in your personal exploration process.
Identify and explore potential career and job options that fit with your career-related interests, skills, values and personality type.
Once you have a better understanding of yourself and your career interests start testing out different possibilities. Elon University offers many opportunities for students to try out their interests and gain hands-on experience.