The IDEAL Pathway is a process for self-discovery that our staff will guide you through as you make decisions about your education, career and future.
On the first step of the Pathway you investigate career areas that relate to your interests, talents and aspirations. Our staff works one-on-one with you to help you learn about yourself and the fields that may be a good match for you.
On the second step of your journey, you discover a specific career field that maximizes your talents and matches your aspirations. Our staff helps you use the Internet and other resources to research your chosen field. During this leg of the journey, you may choose to meet with professionals in several fields to gain first-hand insights that confirm your decision.
On the third step of the Pathway you gain experience in your chosen field. Career Services will work with you to find internships or cooperative education opportunities with participating businesses and organizations. This leg confirms the your career decision and our staff helps you shape your experience so that it is useful for your future employment search.
On the fourth step of the Pathway you develop and activate a plan for finding employment after graduation. Our staff provides support by sharing insight into effective search strategies, critiquing resumes and cover letters, and teaching interview techniques and professional etiquette.
The fifth and final step of your journey down the IDEAL Pathway is linking with potential employers. The Career Services office hosts a number of employment fairs and on-campus interviews, and networks with a variety of employers to facilitate your search.