Once you’ve gained insight into your interests, strengths, personality, and values through self-assessments, explore career options for which you may be best suited.
Use the CareerMatch section in MyPlan to find career options based on your assessment outcomes, and visit the Career Library, which houses hundreds of resources to connect you to your major and field of interest.
Conduct an informational interview or shadow a professional at their place of work. For tips on each, check out our Informational Interviewing & Job Shadowing Guide in Handshake or on the Career Services page in myGCC.
Pursue opportunities to gain relevant work experience such as internships, summer jobs, and volunteer positions.
Consider if graduate school is right for you upon graduation. Review the graduate school timeline available in Handshake and on the Career Services page in myGCC to see what steps you need to take as an undergraduate to apply.
If you are interested in pursuing post-graduate fellowships and scholarships such as the Fulbright, Marshalls, Rhodes, Rotary Ambassadorial, and Mitchell Scholarships, begin your exploration of those programs now.
Attend the Freshman & Sophomore Career Program which covers a variety of topics such as career and major exploration, resume and cover letter writing, networking tips, internship search strategies, and interviewing advice.
Plan to attend the fall Career Fair as well as internship programs to continue exploring career opportunities and to network with recruiters. Search Handshake for upcoming events.
Check out additional career resources such as Vault, What Can I Do With This Major, O*NET, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and others available in Handshake and on the Career Services page in myGCC. Review the Sophomore Status Sheet for additional action steps.