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Career Development Process

The career development process begins as soon as you enroll at ELAC! It begins with exploring your interests and doing research on majors and industries. Every experience you have at ELAC will help define where you want to go next. Start here by reviewing the process. Meet with your Career Counselors to help you decide a career pathway that meets your goals!


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Self-Discovery

  • Meet with a Career Counselor to take a free career assessment to discover your:
    • Interests
    • Skills
    • Personality
    • Values
    • Strengths
  • Enroll in Counseling 4 “Career Planning” Course

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Conduct Career & Major Exploration

Read about jobs (conduct internet searches on careers):

Conduct Informational Interviews

Job Shadow

Get Classes:
Select general education courses in subjects you enjoy learning about (in consultation with a counselor)

Attend Events:
Career workshops, majors fair, and panel speakers


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Gain Experience

Intern or volunteer:
Obtain on and off-campus work experience


Associated Student Union:
Join a Student Club to develop leadership and teamwork skills

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Declare your Major by 15 Units