Four-Year Career Plan

Welcome to our Four-Year Plan, a designed career-planning program tailored to offer you comprehensive guidance throughout your college journey. Each year you should consider doing the following: 

  • Set career goals and steps to accomplish those goals
  • Keep track of your accomplishments to use on your resume
  • Attend Career Development Center events, workshops, etiquette dinners, and fairs to meet job recruiters
  • Get in the habit of seeking out opportunities early. Many internships, summer career immersion programs, and job postings have application dates that are well in advance of their start dates
  • Cultivate a career network. Keep in touch with former supervisors, faculty, and individuals you meet through family, friends, clubs, and classes.

Review the list to see what you should accomplish each year before graduating from Flagler College.

4-Year Plan Broken Down By Year

  • Meet with the Career Development Center to explore career possibilities and majors, and to learn about the resources offered
  • Begin to develop relationships with faculty, advisors, and key administrators
  • Complete career assessments to assist in identifying your strengths, weaknesses, skills, values, and interests
  • Join a student club or organization
  • Talk to upperclassmen who majored in what you plan to major in
  • Find summer employment related to your career interests
  • Take an elective in a major you are considering

  • Research and apply for internships, summer jobs, and volunteer positions related to your career field
  • Explore companies and shadow professionals in your field of interest
  • Begin working on a resume with the Career Development Center
  • Meet with faculty members and advisors to brainstorm career paths
  • Consider whether additional education will be needed for your chosen career path
  • Research specific careers and required qualifications
  • Solidify your major and begin signing up for electives that will assist you in your career path and personal development
  • Begin building a professional wardrobe

  • Complete an internship
  • Practice interview skills by scheduling a mock interview with the Career Development Center
  • Join student chapters affiliated with the professional associations in your field
  • Begin building a portfolio for your career path
  • Bring your resume to the Career Development Center for review
  • Determine if there are other “resume builders” for your field, aside from internships
  • Improve your desired skills- public speaking, organization, problem-solving, writing
  • Explore graduate school programs
  • Schedule informational interviews with prospective career contacts
  • Apply for leadership positions on and off campus
  • Register and prepare for graduate school admissions tests such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT

  • Plan to apply and interview for jobs and graduate schools 4-6 months before you graduate
  • Complete a second internship in order to make your resume stand out
  • Plan a strategic job search/finalize your resume and cover letter with Career Development Center
  • Network! Let all of your contacts know that you are looking for entry-level employment
  • Compile a list of references; obtain their permission and collect contact information
  • For graduate school, complete your personal statement and mail your applications
  • Formulate a “Plan B” in case you need to make last-minute career adjustments
  • Begin branding and marketing yourself as a professional

Contact Us 

If you would like to schedule an appointment to go over your 4-Year Plan, please email us at