Our Model: Envisioning Your Career Journey
Our career development framework provides a way to recognize where you are in your career development journey, identify what motivates you, and pursue your next steps with knowledge and confidence. You can start at any of the three interconnected phases and advance as you learn about yourself and what drives you in your career. Embark on a life of continuous learning and engage in meaningful, purposeful work – at Stanford and beyond.
We encourage you to intentionally reflect on what you are learning about yourself and potential career paths throughout this process and to integrate these learnings and experiences into your career development both during and after your time at Stanford.
Connect what you’ve discovered about yourself to meaningful opportunities in career fields of interest by articulating your knowledge, skills, and interests in written, verbal, and digital formats. Learn from others and seek and apply to opportunities that align with your identities and values.
Apply Learning Outcomes
In this phase, you will learn to:
- Identify and leverage relevant resources, people, and networks to find and access opportunities of interest
- Design plans to develop your skills, refine your interests, or clarify your values as they relate to career fields of interest
- Connect your skills and knowledge to opportunities of interest
- Create application documents and online portfolios that articulate your identity, skills, interests, and values
- Communicate your identity, skills, interests, and values through conversations and/or interviews with alumni and employers
Reflect intentionally as you advance through the three phases of career development in the experiences you will have at Stanford and beyond.
What can you do to achieve these learning outcomes and advance your career journey? Here are some ideas:
|Steps You Can Take