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Career Success Plan

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Graduating and finding the perfect job in your field is every college student’s end goal. While you’re preparing academically, you also need to build skills to find, apply for, interview and land the right job to launch your career.

Customized to Your Career Goal

Beginning Autumn Semester 2016, every Columbus State student will receive a personalized Career Success Plan. Your Career Success Plan takes you through a four-tiered process with progressive steps that provide a combination of exploration, career preparation and work-based activities.

Career Success Plan FAQ

Your Career Plan is customized based on factors such as:

  • How many credit hours you have completed
  • Your academic record or grade point average
  • If you are an undecided student (no Program of Study declared)
    What Program of Study you have chosen
1 0-15 Defining and confirming career path, discovering occupational demand, identifying required skills
2 16-30 Documenting accomplishments, researching professions, identifying hiring companies, building professional network
3 31-45 Creating resume and cover letters, completing internship, developing mentors, researching transfer options, building experience through volunteer opportunities
4 46-60 Posting resume, mock interviewing, securing references, submitting applications

Accessing Your Plan

At the start of each semester, you will receive an email with a link to your personalized plan. This will arrive in your Columbus State email account, so be sure to watch for it! You also can access your plan any time through the link provided in your email.

You can also access your plan via Blackboard. Just click on the “Starfish” link and your plan will appear on your Starfish home page.

Your Dedicated Career Counselor

The Career Services staff is available to assist you in making the most of your Career Success Plan. You will have an assigned Career Counselor, who you can contact when you have questions or need help completing any steps in your plan.

Whenever you need assistance, contact Career Services

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