Career development experiences enable students to explore, engage, and develop through experiential activities that enable them to reach lifelong professional and personal success. It involves building and enhancing proficiencies and knowledge that will advance students’ careers – time and conflict management, team planning and development, marketable skills, experience in diverse environments, and more.
Examples of career development in academic courses may include having students:
- Build their resume, actively participate in a career expo, or take part in mock interviews
- Do an internship, participate in field experiences and clinicals
- Do public speaking engagements within their field of study and/or present at meetings and conferences related to their future goals
- Develop a professional network through professional organizations within their college and beyond