Loyola University Maryland

The Career Center

Four Year Action Plan

Start mapping out your career goals early! Get to know The Career Center during your first year to take advantage of all the services it has to offer.

First Year

The first year at college is a time of DISCOVERY. It is a time for new experiences, friends and learning opportunities. Acquire a better understanding of yourself by beginning to think about your own interests, values, and skills and how that aligns with what Loyola University Maryland has to offer. 

Sophomore Year

Sophomore year is a time of EXPLORATION. Start investigating different career fields. Take advantage of experiential learning opportunities by connecting with professionals to gain insight into opportunities and pathways in your field of interest. 

Junior Year

Junior year is a time to focus on EXPERIENCE. Gain exposure in your field of interest to continue developing your skill set. Begin to zero in on career goals. Make some decisions about post-graduation plans. Is graduate school in your future? Are you prepared for the job interview process? 

Senior Year

Senior year is a time of TRANSITION. Integrate all the experiences and activities of the last three years. Dedicate time to a strategic and thorough job search. Begin making career decisions and prepare to make your transition into the real world of work or graduate study. 


View the Four Year Career Action Plan with specific steps on how to keep on track!

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