University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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The investigation period provides the student with the opportunity to actively learn about and participate in his/her education/career goals. This process takes place during a student's sophomore/junior years. The advisor will help the student to:

  • review tasks completed and skills and experience developed during exploration.
  • utilize campus and other career resources.
  • attend career workshops and interview professionals to develop a network.
  • utilize career resources to find a mentor.
  • shadow professionals inĀ  areas of career interest.
  • identify and complete summer internships.
  • utilize resources for professional development (resume, interview, job search, dress for success, etc.).
  • attend leadership development programs and increase leadership activites on campus.
  • attend off campus career fairs, if possible.
  • explore graduate school information and requirements.
  • establish faculty and work references.
  • explore professional associations in careers of interest.
  • utilize volunteer opportunities, service learning, internships and/or summer employment to gain career skills and experience.
  • maintain a learning portfolio.
Last Reviewed: July 27, 2005