Your journey for landing that "dream job" after college begins in your Freshman year. You have to go in committed and with a plan of action that you will put in place. When you don't know the answers, you seek out an academic adviser or someone that can point you in the right direction. Additionally, you must have internships during the summer sessions. When you take advantage of internships, they often turn into full time job offers upon graduation.
Mareo recommends the following next steps:
- Identify what career path you would like to pursue and what degree plan will help you get there.
- Each college semester, set an academic goal of no less than a 3.0 GPA
- Find student organizations and clubs to join on campus that are centered around your major/profession. This will help you build relationships with upperclassmen and allow you to network with others that can assist you in your professional development and career readiness.
- Secure an internship by at least the summer after your sophomore year.