Career Development Plan
Start early and sharpen your skills before graduation and boost your employability!
Consider your Choice of Major
- Take the Strong Interest Inventory to identify your interests and the relevant majors, especially if you are unsure about your choice or unhappy with your current major
Secure Academic Advancement
- Keep your GPA as high as possible to increase your chances in earning scholarships and getting into a strong graduate program
- Attend Time Management and Study Skills workshops
- Visit the Office of International Services to learn about exchange and study abroad programs
Explore Career Possibilities
- Enroll in diverse courses to explore different areas that interest you
- Consider internship and part-time job opportunities
- Attend panel discussions, recruitment presentations, career events, etc.
Engage in Self-Development
- Join clubs and take part in the fun and engaging extra-curricular activities on campus
- Volunteer in civic, and leadership activities to strengthen your CV, sharpen your skills, and stand out in the job market
- Attend soft skills and professional development workshops (i.e. CV writing, job search strategies, interview preparation, LinkedIn, etc.)
Get ready for the job market
- Draft your first professional CV and keep it updated with the help of the Career Development Services staff
- Join LinkedIn and other professional social media platforms
- Build a professional network with your professors, advisors, peers, and staff
Connect with your Career
- Take part in the Alumni Mentoring Program to get tips from industry experts
- Check the LAU International Career Portal to view and apply to available internship and job opportunities
- Attend career fairs
- Secure at least one internship before you graduate. Interns are often hired by the same company if they prove themselves
Before you graduate
- Refine your professional resume and develop an “elevator pitch”
- Write cover letters that you can use when applying for internships and jobs.
- Identify your most-desired employers and research employment opportunities.
- Attend the International Education Week to explore graduate-study opportunities.
- Connect with the Alumni Relations Office and join the alumni chapters.