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The career development process is a lifelong journey. The earlier you begin to focus on your career development, the better prepared you will be to make decisions and pursue the opportunities available to you. Good news: There are a variety of things you can do now to prepare for your future! Every class and experience will build your competencies, focus your interests and inform your goals. From individual career advising to career education tools and programs, FLC Career Services offers extensive resources to help you explore options and develop strategies for pursuing those goals. Here are the basic elements of your career development journey:

Explore

Get to know yourself: What do you enjoy? What are your strengths? Begin to identify your competencies, transferable skills, interests, values and personality preferences. Gaining awareness of these core elements of self will help you link to potential career fields. Start researching possibilities and think about the connections between experiences and careers. Visit career communities for resources and tools related to particular career interest areas. Learn More About … 

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Build

Strengthen your resume and cover letter writing skills. Refine your career goals and strategy. Test career paths through career conversations, shadowing, involvement in clubs, volunteering, internships, and part-time and summer jobs, and determine potential career direction(s). Learn More About … 

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Launch

Make informed and meaningful career decisions. Remember that the choices you make today will not define your entire career path. Instead, focus on the experiences you would like to gain over the next couple of years. Learn More About … 

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Fort Lewis College Career Services provides a full range of services to support students and alumni at all points along the employment path, from first-year year to post-graduation

Career and Internship Advising, Events, Career Fairs, and More

Programs such as career planning workshops, job shadowing opportunities, resume writing, mock interviews, and internship and job search strategies are offered. Career Services is a liaison between students and employers representing education, business, industry, government, and public service that seek to fulfill their hiring needs. Special events such as career fairs and industry receptions  provide the opportunity to interact with employers and network with professionals. Handshake, Fort Lewis College’s online job posting system, provides access to part-time and full-time employment opportunities.

Student Organizations

Download the Fort Lewis College app to find the current list of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs).

Student Employment

Student employment gives students a chance to gain experience, learn new skills, and develop valuable contacts.  Student employment opportunities can be found on Handshake maintained by Career Services.  Jobs can be posted by supervisors at Handshake for Employers.   Approximately half of all student jobs are funded by work-study awards and half are funded by a college department’s budget (Institutional Employment).  Student employment at Fort Lewis College is managed by Human Resources in partnership with Career ServicesSkyhawk Station, the Financial Aid Office, and Payroll. Detailed information answering all student employment questions can be found in the FLC Student Employment Handbook.

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