We, as a community, can systematically create an environment in which students will:
1) Ask fruitful questions based on their own natural curiosity and interests, that direct them to professional and personal development
2) Gain skills and experience (we often refer to these as “day one” competencies) through academic work in their major discipline, work-study and other employment, internships, hobbies, community service, service-learning, co-curricular involvement, athletics, and study abroad
3) Describe themselves accurately in terms of skills, motivations, personal characteristics, and knowledge base – in print, in person, through electronic and other media, and over the phone
4) Develop and maintain a network of professional contacts
5) Obtain meaningful employment or acceptance into programs of further study
6) Build professional relationships based on trust, honesty and mutual benefit, and
7) Understand their own educational process in terms of the above so that they can continually reflect upon and reassess their personal and professional goals.
Click on this link to find out about the "CLP 7 Rubric."
The CLP 7 Rubric
This rubric explains what career development steps students need to take by their first, sophomore, junior and senior years.