Your Professional Development Plan
By the time you depart MU, you need to possess a solid repertoire of transferable skills (a.k.a "soft" skills) that are in high demand by employers.
Time management will be the key: You are busy with family, research, classes, work, and community obligations. Unless you plan, you can run out of time for acquiring new skills and honing others. Here's a suggested course of action:
Step 1: Analyze employment ads to identify the transferable skills you will need for the type of position you will seek.
Step 2: Assess the scope of your transferable skills and leadership strengths.
Step 3: Talk with your mentor(s) about professional development.
Step 4: Set professional development goals in an Individual Professional Development Plan
Step 5: Evaluate your progress toward professional development goals and update your IPDP.
Learn more about these 5 steps to individual professional development planning.