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Career & Professional Development

Freshman Year

  • Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to explore academic majors/minors and related career fields
  • Log on to HPU’s Purple Briefcase and set up your profile
  • Discuss with your career advisor taking career and/or personality self-assessments (Focus 2, Campbell Interest & Skill Survey, Myers-Briggs) to clarify your areas of interest
  • Participate in campus and community activities to enhance your leadership skills and further define your interests
  • Focus on academics and building a strong GPA
  • Create a resume using our online Resume Guide
  • Pay close attention to what you post on social media sites and realize that what you post NOW can cause you problems LATER
  • During the summer, look for opportunities to volunteer, job shadow, or intern in addition to working at a typical summer job

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