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1 CAREER ACTION PLANNING TOOL This tool will help you brainstorm an action plan for working toward your career goals, such as making progress toward a particular career job or occupation. Follow the steps to identify the steps you may wish to take to work toward your goal. Then, implement your plan. Note that your plan may involve several steps over a longer period of time. You can start by identifying steps that may take place in shorter term (i.e. during and a few years after college) but can be a start to a longer-term plan. MY GOAL IS… Ex. To become an accountant in a large company WHAT DO YOU KNOW? Write down what information you do know that is important and relevant to your goal. This could include facts you know, feedback you’ve been given by professionals, professors, or others. It could also include gaps you may be aware of that need filling to be prepared for reaching your goal. I need an Accounting degree to start out as an accountant. There are different kinds of accounting, such as public accounting and corporate accounting. I know some different things I can do with accounting, like tax and audit. My advisor and professors have told me it is good to complete an accounting internship while in college. I want to work for a big company because there may be room for promotion, transferring across departments. Accounting is a very social, relational field, where relationships are important. I don’t know many accountants. WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE? What information do you know or find missing? Or, do you have concerns about which you wish to seek advice? Write down what it is you want to know and a list of questions that may help you to obtain that information. What is the difference between public and corporate accounting? Are there specific positions within large companies for individuals interested in becoming accountants? Are they specialized or general roles? How do I get an accounting internship? When should I start that process? What kinds of large companies have positions for accounting majors? How can I meet more accountants to learn more and develop relationships? Do I need a master’s degree to work in an accounting job in a big corporation? For more assistance in crafting a career action plan, contact the Ulmer Career Center at [email protected] .
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