|Your Proactive Career Planning Timeline
(Grades 9 through 12)
|Freshman and Sophomore Years: Assess your interests, skills, values, educational preferences, and personality. Explore and
learn about occupations that match your personal characteristics.
Junior Year: Begin to narrow down your options. Talk to your
guidance counselors, get to know people in your fields of interest.
Find out what it takes to get from where you are now to where you
would like to be in a few years. Take classes that are relevant to
your plans. If you are college bound - begin to visit schools that
have the training you desire.
Senior Year: If you are college bound - get those applications
out early. For those of you who are not bound for college - prepare
that resume and get out on job interviews. Don't wait until the last
minute when everyone else is also looking.