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Career Planning Timeline

 

Below is a recommended career planning timeline. The Career Services' team in conjunction with current alumni, have created this plan to assist current and future cadets with their career preparation/ future job placement. Alumni and current cadets who have utilized this timeline, have successfully completed all prerequisties for graduation, and secured full time employment opportunities within five months of graduation.

 

Freshman

 

  • Become active in extracurricular clubs and/or sports programs.
  • Meet your Career Coordinator to start and develop a career plan.
  • Attend Career Fairs and industry/company presentations.
  • Develop a four year plan regarding your career intentions and options.
  • Write your resume and cover letter.

 

Sophomore

 

  • Refine your resume and cover letter, and write a reference sheet and obtain letters of recommendation.
  • Meet with your Career Coordinator to adjust career plan.
  • Attend Career Fairs / On-Campus recruitment program and INTERVIEW.
  • Consider your Internship options and timeframe for applying.
  • Network as much as possible.
  • Complete a summer internship / Co-Op.

 

Junior

 

  • Attend Career Fairs / On-Campus recruitment program and INTERVIEW.
  • Develop leadership and work-related skills through campus clubs and activities.
  • Practice mock interviews.
  • Update resume, cover letter and references and continue to get letters of recommendation
  • Join a professional organization.
  • Complete a summer internship / Co-Op.
  • Meet with your Career Coordinator to adjust career plan.
  • Acquire interview clothes.

 

Senior

 

  • Attend Career Fairs / On-Campus recruitment program and INTERVIEW.
  • Establish a timeline for job-searching, interviewing and to secure employment upon graduation.
  • Expand your connections by networking.
  • Research potential employers.
  • Meet with your Career Coordinator to adjust career plan.
  • Write long term and short term career goals.

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Contact Career Services

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

 

Contact Information:

Wendy Higgins 

Director of Career Service

(707) 654-1194

whiggins@csum.edu

 

Devon Kincanon

Career Coordinator- Sailing Programs

(707) 654-1072

dkincanon@csum.edu

 

Tom Leggio

Career Coordinator- Maritime Policy and Management

(707) 654- 1077

tleggio@csum.edu

 

Alexander Jones

Career Coordinator- Shoreside Engineering Programs

(707) 654- 1196

aajones@csum.edu

 

Tess Luna

Career Services- Division Assistant

(707) 654- 1071

tluna@csum.edu

 

 

Mailing Address:

Attention: Career Services

200 Maritime Academy Drive

Vallejo, CA 94590

 

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