Career Success Center

Career Changers Guide – Main Page

With the way the economy is these days, it is completely understandable if you decide to change careers after doing the same thing for several years. The latest research shows that each person will change careers at least three times in their lives before they retire. With an increasing number of different career choices to choose from, about 1/3 of the total workforce will now change jobs every 12 months. By the age of 35 you’ve probably already had at least ten jobs. Whether you are attending school for the first time in many years or you are a graduate student; once you realize that you want to make a change, we can help you learn how to bridge the gap and make the transition. However, before you begin your journey, we encourage you to take a look at several assessments and research tools which will lead to your decision and help jump start your transition.

To begin, think about where you would want to be in five years and work backwards. Assess the type of work experience, and education you currently have and what you need in order to make a career change. Use the Career Success Center’s Career Changers Timeline Checklist as a guide to help keep you on track and understand that this process is all about exploring choices and refining needs.

Whether you are a current undergraduate student, or alum, looking to make a career transition, DISCOVER, EXPERIENCE, CREATE and ACTIVATE are the cornerstones of our Career Success process and this process is a never-ending cycle.

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How to Shift Careers in a Changing Economy

Are you looking for work after a stint on unemployment or being furloughed during the pandemic? If you're considering a career change, there's no better time.