It takes both introspection and vision to plan a professional path that taps into your strengths, stimulates your curiosity and delivers satisfying
It takes both introspection and vision to plan a professional path that taps into your strengths, stimulates your curiosity and delivers satisfying challenges over a lifetime. Through this Career Quest series, you will discover what motivates you and begin charting a smart course to your energizing and rewarding career.
In this third and final episode you’ll identify the specialized equipment that will help get you there. A climber doesn’t begin her ascent to the summit without belaying ropes, carabiners and climbing shoes—and you can’t scale your career ladder without internships, the right roles, and an advanced degree. Learn about the right tools for the job and where to get outfitted.
Taking a look through these pre-work exercises will prepare you for the webinar on May 9:
- Brainstorm: What do you want to do? (15 minutes)—Take a few moments to brainstorm by following this exercise from Designing Your Life
- What do you think you want to do?
- That option is now not available. What do you do?
- Money is not a question. What do you do?
- Role Model Exercise (AKA Career Crush) (1 hour)—Use this exercise to target a career path and determine the possible steps to get there.
- Job Description Exercise (45 minutes)
- Head to LinkedIn, your college job site or the Forté job board
- Find an interesting internship or a job for right out of college
- Highlight at least 5 desired skills in the job description
- If you have those skills, make sure they are on your resume and LinkedIn profile
- If not, how can you get them? We will discuss this more in the final session.
The webinar is presented by:
Emily Taylor recognized how college students and those early in their careers were not getting the proper guidance to determine the right career path or the tactical skills to get there. So she started NextStep, which provides career coaching and grad school admission consulting to top performers.
For over 6 years, Emily served as the Director of MBA Career Education at UCLA Anderson. She taught a 6-month career management course to over 2,000 first-year MBA students in addition to designing in-person workshops, running virtual trainings and coaching students 1-on-1. During her time at Anderson, the career center became the highest rated of the top 20 business schools. Previously, Emily was the Vice President of Talent at Revolution Prep, the largest classroom based SAT test prep provider in the country. As Vice President, she oversaw Human Resources, Recruiting, Training & Development, Internal Communications and Company Culture. Previously, as the National Director of Training & Instruction, she was the product manager for the core product and ran the Entrepreneurial Management Program.
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