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Develop Your Career Plan

Create a personalized, actionable plan


The job search process can be overwhelming.

Should I do my resume first or go to the career fair?

Am I too late to apply?

How did all my friends get interviews already?


Just like all daunting tasks, you need to take it one step at a time.

Our CICS Careers team believes there is no perfect career plan that everyone should follow. Instead, our approach is to guide you to resources that can help you decide what to focus on next. This website is intended to serve as your career plan template, helping you figure out what to do next.

Sample Career Plan 

Explore Options

  • Document your work preferences /search priorities

  • Use Handshake and LinkedIn to see what jobs and internships your classmates have had

  • Work on a project that will help you apply your favorite skills

  • Explore companies who registered for our next career fair

Ready Your Resume

  • Use a resume template to create a CS resume

  • Use the resume checklist to update your resume

  • Learn how to use the S.T.A.R. method to communicate your value

  • Create a LinkedIn account using your resume content

Search for Opportunities

  • Create 3 different potential career paths using your work preferences

  • Research 9 employers that closely match your top work preferences

  • Discover potential contacts at your top 9 employers

  • Add fall career events to your calendar

Build Your Network

Ace the Interview

  • Learn about basic interviewing tips in the Career Handbook

  • Practice technical interviewing

  • Practice behavioral interviewing using the S.T.A.R. method

Consider Grad School

  • Explore potential fields of study

  • Learn about top programs including the Bay State Program

  • Decide if grad school is right for you

Let's chat so we can help you create or refine your personalized career plan