Four Year Plan
Utilize the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and can guide, motivate, organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks in various environments.
Value, respect, learn, and understand individual differences among various identities along with the challenges they may experience.
Build collaborative relationships with others to work within a team structure, resolve conflicts, and identify strengths to overcome the team’s weaknesses.
Articulate thoughts and ideas that are organized in written/ oral forms effectively in a variety of ways.
Obtain and interpret information in order to think critically, assess problems, understand the cause, make decisions, and create solutions.
Identify and utilize different platforms to increase work efficiency and bring creative solutions that address industry related challenges.
Knowledge of Self
Understand one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, goals, and experiences relevant to one’s career path and professional growth.
Establish a positive impression or image that speaks to your work ethic, abilities, and core values.
Effectively identify long/short term goals and establish steps that are needed to accomplish those goals.
- Take on leadership roles during group projects in class
- Get involved with Student Organizations on campus by attending Blast-Off and other Welcome Week events to increase opportunities for leadership roles in the future
Check out offices and clubs like the Simmons Center, Multicultural Student Council, Allies, ASL Club and more to increase awareness of other cultures.
- Collaborate closely with other students on class projects to start identifying personal strengths and weaknesses when working with a team
- Get to know your professors and campus resources to begin building your FSC Team
Speak publicly in or outside of the classroom through presentations, FSC Senate Meetings, Toastmasters (Student Organization), and other events on campus or in the community.
- Find a mentor(s) on campus who will help you succeed and overcome challenges
- Utilize campus resources like your Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Academic Center for Excellence Advisor, Professors, and more to help solve problems or overcome obstacles
Activate your Handshake account to become familiar with scheduling appointments and finding employment opportunities
Knowledge of Self
Take Career assessments (MyCareerShines, StrengthsQuest, Ennegram, etc.) to help plan your career path
- Update high school resume or create a new one from scratch to get your college resume started
- Create a LinkedIn account/online portfolio as a way to compile your work, projects, accomplishments, experiences, etc.
- Create a bucket list of things you want to accomplish during your first year and throughout your time at FSC, like going on a Discover Florida Trip, kayaking on Lake Hollingsworth, getting a job on campus, attending a conference, etc.
- Meet one of our employer partners by attending a career related event like “Moc” Tail Networking Hour
- Explore leadership opportunities like running for specific positions through Student Organizations you are involved in or joining a committee you are interested in
- Take on additional roles such as being a Resident Advisor (RA), working at the Roux Library, being Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant for your favorite professor, writing for the Southern (FSC Student News Paper) etc.
- Attend cultural events on campus like Dr. Martin Luther King Day, Dias De Los Muertos, Open Mic Nights, Drag Fashion Show, and more
- Explore cultural events in the Lakeland community like the Hispanic Festival, PRIDE week, Black Heritage & Cultural Festival, specific art shows, and more
- Identify additional opportunities to work with a team in or outside of the classroom
- Generate a list of roles/responsibilities you have had in a group settings to help determine what you enjoyed and what you do not enjoy
- Talk with professors to learn about shadowing / internship opportunities with Geico, Lakeland Regional Hospital, MADE, Publix, and more
- Visit the writing center in the Rogers building to identify common mistakes you may be making and improve your writing ability
Utilize resources like the Roux Library, Academic Fuel, Internship Coordinators, and the Chaplin’s office for assistance with whatever problems you may be facing.
- Review internships and career opportunities to identify computer skills that can enhance your application
- Utilize your advisor to look for courses you can take in the future to enhance your computer skills (Examples - Introduction to Computer Science, Programming and Data Structure, Introduction to Web Development, etc.)
Knowledge of Self
- Choose a career path
- Develop a plan to achieve your career path with your professors, Career Services staff, and/or friends to prepare you for that career
- Add any new accomplishments, experiences or skills to your resume you have gained over the last year
- Update / sharpen your online presence on LinkedIn, Handshake, E-Portfolio, and social media accounts
Discover opportunities (research, internships, and volunteering) that you can apply for in the future by attending a networking event like the FSC Job & Internship Expo
- Pursue leadership roles within clubs and organizations like SoCo Productions, Delta Sig, ACE, and more along with academic departments
- Serve on FSC committees / boards
- Go on a Junior Journey Trip
- Attend a diversity Training like Safe Zone through the office of Accountability, Education, and Compliance
- Create a response to how you would answer an interview question about working with a team using your previous experiences collaborating with others in or outside of the classroom
- Test your abilities to articulate your strengths and experiences by attending “Moc” Interview Day or conducting mock interviews with professors, mentors, friends, and Career Center staff
- Apply different forms of communication in an internship setting (speaking in front of a group, emailing, written report, etc.)
Create a list of potential problems you may face after graduation and action items to address them if they occur.
- Research advanced functions on common software’s (Microsoft, Google, Macintosh, Adobe, etc.) and identify ways to utilize those advanced functions
- Enroll in the course you considered to enhance a computer skill (Introduction to Computer Science, Programming and Data Structure, Web Design, etc.)
Knowledge of Self
- Assess goals, determine which you have accomplished, which you have yet to accomplish, and if you are on track to accomplish those goals that relate to your career path
- Discuss career plan with professors, Career Services staff, and/or friends to ensure you are on track
- Seek feedback on your strengths and areas of growth from those within your FSC team or internship
- Attend Career Services events to see what companies match with your professional brand
- Attend our Graduate School Bootcamp or Law School Caravan if you are considering graduate or professional school
- Choose an occupation within your career path to pursue after graduation
- Outline your response to an interview question that allows you to describe your leadership style
- Support others transitioning in leadership roles within you involvement circles
- Become a trainer for diversity programs like Safe Zone and Just Ask to help inform your peers
- Learn about the impact of a diverse workplace by attending one of Career Services' Diversity in the Workplace Series events
Utilize your FSC team to help navigate life after college.
- Connect with alumni that work within you career path from academic, professional, and social circles
- Present your work at Fiat Lux to fellow students, professors, and staff from across campus
Utilize the Career Services or other members of your FSC team to avoid common problems associated with the job search.
- Utilize Handshake, LinkedIn, and other online resources to assist with your job search
- Update and sharpen online presence on social media accounts, E-portfolio, LinkedIn, and Handshake
Knowledge of Self
- Identify your personal values and what is going to matter for you the most after college
- Attend Career Services events to fine tune your professional skills
Finalize professional documents for career opportunities and grad/prof school applications.
- Notify your references and writers of recommendation letters of deadlines and what you are asking of them
- Remember all of the Career Services resources are available to you as alumni