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Argyros School Student Roadmap to Success

» Student Roadmap to Success

Undergraduate Accounting, Business and Economics Majors

roadmap imageArgyros School Advising and Argyros School Career Services are dedicated to your success and satisfaction as a student during and after your collegiate experience. Together we provide resources to support your quest for personal and professional growth. While the principal responsibility for academic and career success lies with the individual student, we are here to help you take the initiative to create opportunities for your future success.

This document lists goals for our students to achieve each year while attending Chapman University.  Students, this is a call for action on your part!  Learn, develop, activate and launch your academic, personal and professional development for the future.  We are here to help!

 

+ - Freshman Year - Explore Your Interests and Your Resources

Academic, Personal and Leadership (Argyros School Advising)

  • Interact with Argyros School Advising and articulate key academic policies
  • Distinguish personal strengths, abilities and interests
  • Document freshman and sophomore academic plan of coursework (2-year plan)
  • Demonstrate success in college coursework at Chapman
  • Attend at least two Argyros School professional organization meetings or events

Career, Network and Experience (Argyros School Career Services)

  • Visit Argyros School Career Services during Drop-in Hours (M-F: 10a-12p) to learn how we can help you
  • Start researching different career paths
  • Fill out your profile on Argyros Connect
  • Create a resume and LinkedIn profile
  • View the events calendar and attend career-related events to start exploring
  • Apply for on/off campus job to build experience

Freshman to Sophomore Summer

  • Gain experience through job, internship, volunteer opportunity, or leadership role

+ - Sophomore Year- Examine Your Possibilities For The Future

Academic, Personal and Leadership (Argyros School Advising)

  • Build 4-year tailored academic plan of coursework
  • Articulate strengths and interests and their relationship to professional goals
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Argyros School major courses
  • Participate as an active member of a professional student organization

Career, Network and Experience (Argyros School Career Services)

  • Visit Argyros School Career Services in the fall to reconnect with us and map out your year
  • Take the StrengthsQuest assessment to learn about your strengths, and schedule a follow-up with an Argyros School Career Services advisor to learn how to communicate them
  • Learn why networking is important and how to do it effectively
  • Use Firsthand (career resource) and LinkedIn, and reach out to professionals to learn more about career paths, companies and industries
  • Create or update your resume along with your Argyros Connect and LinkedIn profiles
  • Create a cover letter
  • Use Argyros Connect to start applying for off-campus jobs/internships
  • View the events calendar and attend career-related events to continue exploring

Sophomore to Junior Summer

  • Expand your skill set and experience through internship, volunteer opportunity or leadership role

+ - Junior Year - Enhance Your Skill Set And Your Options

Academic, Personal and Leadership (Argyros School Advising)

  • Review degree requirements and establish record of academic success
  • Align professional goals with strengths, abilities and interests
  • Complete graduate school application requirements (if applicable)
  • Hold leadership role in an organization aligned with career objective

Career, Network and Experience (Argyros School Career Services)

  • Visit Argyros School Career Services early in the fall to create your personalized internship search plan
  • Continue career exploration via Firsthand, LinkedIn, and other career resources
  • Create or update your resume along with your Argyros Connect and LinkedIn profiles
  • Schedule a Mock Interview session with an Argyros School Career Services advisor and/or sign up to meet with an industry professional during Mock Interview Week
  • Create a target list of organizations with internship deadline dates
  • View the events calendar and attend specific career-related events to narrow your career exploration
  • Use Argyros Connect to apply for on-campus interviews and internship postings
  • Attend the MORE Career Expo on-campus to learn about opportunities and network with recruiters and hiring managers
  • Apply to many other internship opportunities before deadlines expire

Junior to Senior Summer

  • Hone your skills and experience through relevant internship, ideally at one of your target companies

+ - Senior Year - Engage In Your Future

Academic, Personal and Leadership (Argyros School Advising)

  • Review graduation requirements and enhance record of academic quality
  • Personalize and re-align professional goals with strengths, abilities and interests
  • Mentor new leaders for a professional or other student organization

Career, Network and Experience (Argyros School Career Services)

  • Visit Argyros School Career Services early in the fall to create your personalized job search plan
  • Continue networking via Firsthand, LinkedIn, and other career resources
  • Update your target list of organizations, and corresponding full-time position deadline dates
  • Update your resume along with your Argyros Connect and LinkedIn profiles
  • Schedule a Mock Interview session with an Argyros School Career Services advisor and/or sign up to meet with an industry professional during Mock Interview Week
  • View the events calendar and attend specific career-related events to maximize networking
  • Attend the MORE Career Expo on-campus to learn about opportunities and network with recruiters and hiring managers

Senior Summer following Graduation

  • Congratulations on graduating! Please update your plans by completing our First Destination Survey. If you are still considering options, please visit Argyros School Career Services. We're open all summer!

+ - Downloadable Documents

2 Year Academic Plan Template Download PDF

4 Year Academic Plan Template Download PDF     

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