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FOUR-YEAR PLAN FOR STUDENT SUCCESS BY CDC, DIU
« on: December 14, 2020, 11:00:10 AM »
FOUR-YEAR PLAN FOR STUDENT SUCCESS BY CDC, DIU

The Career Development Center works with students beginning their first year at DIU. From narrowing down
interests and abilities to finding their first jobs, the CDC helps students create individual plans for success

First-Year: Adjust to DIU Life
 Learn about the university and the DIU community.
 Make connections with faculty, staff, and students and get involved on campus including different clubs.
 Take a variety of classes and keep an open mind about choosing a major.
 Meet with the CDC Coordinator to learn about resources and services. Begin to develop a personal plan
for success.

Second Year: Select a Major
 Use CDC self-assessment tools to learn about interests, abilities, and values.
 Prepare a resume to begin the search for a part-time job, internship, study abroad program, research
project or community engagement experience.

Third Year: Translate Experiences into Career Goals
 Choose three to five interests and relate them to career goals.
 Make connections with professionals in fields of interest.
 Continue to gain experience through part-time jobs, internship, research projects and community
engagement experiences.
 Utilize CDC resources on resume and interviewing.

Fourth Year: Implement Goals
 Organize a self-directed job search plan.
 Refine resume and complete a mock interview in the CDC with certification.
 Complete different applications.

Post Graduation: Continuing Career Development

 Remain connected with the CDC for lifetime career assistance. Be sure to join the DIU Career Network
through lifetime career for professional networking.
 Partner with the CDC to assist current students in their professional development.