Career Development Guide

WMU Career Development Guide

The Career Development Guide provides information, samples, and worksheets to help you with your own career adventure. Consider this a journey with no real ending, only many interesting stops along the way.

Career planning is a deliberate process of examining yourself, your goals, and the world around you. It is a continuous process of decision-making, which we engage in throughout our lives. You are in charge of your career plan and how it develops. A career is the culmination of one's life of work, including what we study, where and what we do for work, our passions, the circumstances of our lives, and even what we do for fun.

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You can also view the individual sections of the Career Development Guide:

Career resources

Assess yourself

Explore careers

Develop knowledge, skills, and ability


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Government, academia, and beyond

career management