Step 3: Gain Experience
Experiences inside of the classroom, throughout campus, in the community, and beyond expose you to the practical application of your interests and skills in relation to industries and job functions. As you bring both self-awareness and occupational understanding to the table, you will be equipped to sharpen your career readiness skills and hone your academic skill sets in alignment with potential career path options.
In this step you will engage in resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing for jobs, internships, research opportunities, and community engagement. Visit the UCS Career Education Library for resources on these topics. Participation in our certificate programs, micro-internships and projects through Forage are great opportunities to develop relevant career readiness skills and build your professional portfolio.