Friday, April 15, 2011

Making Those BIG Decisions

Hundreds of Marquette University students will be graduating this May; maybe you’re one of them. Whether you’re pursing professional school, graduate school, entering the professional arena, or taking on a new opportunity, this article is for you!

Making a decision between two or more life changing opportunities can be difficult. Good thing MU Career Services Center (Holthusen Hall, 1st) has a few tips to consider when in the decision-making process.

  • First and foremost, it’s important to keep your personal values, interest, and skills in the front of your mind; writing them down can be helpful as well.

  • That list can now be used to develop your key criteria list – the top things you need in your career or graduate school experience for it to be satisfying. Examples can range from organization size to advancement opportunities, and beyond.

  • Now that you have your key criteria list, begin – if you haven’t already – collecting facts and information in regards to the organization(s) of your interest. Compare the organizations information against your list of key criteria. The organization(s) which most closely match your criteria may be your best bet.

If the decision still seems to be unclear, remember, family, friends, and of course MU CSC Counselors are great people for you to discuss your choices with.

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