Career Planning

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Making a career plan is a matter of matching your skills and interests to an occupation to create a career goal, and then deciding the steps you need to take to reach that goal. Here’s a sample:

My Career Plan:

Career Goal

To become a civil engineer. To design, plan and supervise the construction of buildings, highways and rapid transit systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Creativity
  • Analytical mind
  • Capacity for detail
  • Presentation skills
  • Writing skills
  • Knowledge of physical sciences and mathematics
  • Accreditation by Licensing Board

Current Skills and Interests

  • Summer worker for Smith Construction Co.
  • High school mathematics courses
  • High school science courses
  • High school writing courses
  • Experience working as a team
  • Gave presentations in high school courses

Plan to Reach Career Goal

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Attend the University of Texas School of Engineering
  • Job experience
  • Continue working for Smith Construction Co.
  • Seek internships through university career placement office
  • Networking
  • Join campus organizations for engineering students



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About Nathan and Joanna Cornett

We are a from San Diego California, currently on a mission trip in Guatemala. Nathan has worked as a youth pastor, teen center director, college advisor, and now missionary. Joanna has worked at LaBahn's Landscape for 7 years in the field, sales, and as the Vice President, she started the Hispanic ministry at Foothills Church, and has worked in youth ministry, she is now working as a missionary. We are both passionate about youth, worship, and missions.

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