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Career Development Process

Career Development Process

The career exploration process begins with you. You may be wondering, where exactly am I in the process? If I don’t know where I am, how do I proceed? Or, I know where I want to go but how do I get there?

Below are areas you need to consider during your career exploration process. Read through the information, then complete this exercise: Exercise 1 [pdf]  [pdf] . We recommend you set up an appointment with a CDO staff member to discuss your findings.

Career Advising

Career Advising

You may experience myriad emotions as you consider what you want to do with life beyond your role as student, from what to do with your summer plans to transitioning out of school altogether. Depending on the time of the year or even time of day, you may feel excitement, anxiety, fear, doubts, numbness, confusion, focus, questions, motivation, and exhaustion.

Individual appointments with counselors are available to talk through any of these emotions in addition to strategies that can help you to move forward.

Interest and Personality Assessments

Interest & Personality Assessments

Assessments can help start the conversation about some of the factors that influence, shape, and inform your career thoughts. These assessments are not meant to be an end-all answer in dictating what you should do with your life. Rest assured that your counselor will not view it as such and tell you to go on your own way with the results, nor should you come in with that expectation. Rather, think of it as a tool that will help you and your counselor to have a common language to start the discussion of what is important and desirable to you as you consider your career path.

Class Year Checklists

Class Year Checklists

There are many "To Do" items to consider as you explore post-Pomona options throughout your four years in college. The checklists below are intended as a guide to assist you on your path of discovery. Review them throughout the year and visit the CDO to chat with a career counselor and make sure you're on track.

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