Designing your career path takes time, reflection, focus, and imagination. Knowing where to begin your story starts here.
Stage 1: Exploration and Research
Stage 2: Get Experience and Build Your Skills
Once you’ve had time to reflect and begin your narrative, it’s time to brand and market yourself to organizations of interest and identify job and internship opportunities that will fortify your story with practical experience.
Now it’s time to start creating a list of potential internship sites based on desirable companies – you may be surprised to know that you may qualify for them sooner than you thought. Seek out job opportunities that align with your program, goals and branding. Volunteering on the leadership board of nonprofits or associations is another way of honing your essential skills, along with taking a leadership role in academic group assignments and projects. Outside of earning your degree, we encourage you to enroll in supplementary certificates and training as well.
Stage 3: Brand Development
Stage 4: Networking:
Networking matters! Find industry-specific events where you can connect with others in your target field. We also encourage you to join industry associations, many of which have student discounted memberships and private job boards for members. Team up with one of our Career Services Advisors to assist with personal branding on professional platforms. We are part of your career network. Reach out to explore the employer connections we have established and let us help you pave your path to success. Join Westcliff University’s private group on LinkedIn.
Stage 5: Applying
To search for TESOL jobs: TESOL Jobs and Resources
Contact us for a comprehensive internship/job search list for your industry and career level.