What is the Career Cycle
Learn how to manage your own career.
The award-winning UBalt Career Cycle is a tool you can use repeatedly throughout your lifetime. No matter where you are in your career—just starting out or switching gears—this cycle can help you get where you want to go.
The Career and Internship Center serves both undergraduate and graduate students. We understand the needs of advanced degree seekers and/or experienced professionals are different from entry-level, traditional students. For advanced degree seekers and/ or experienced professionals, we recommend using the graduate career cycle workbook.
How the UBalt Career Cycle works:Each phase of the cycle has a set of outcomes related to your career success. After learning about each phase, you'll be prepared to take an action step.
|Discover your direction||Define your professional goal|
|Explore the world of work||Create your professional pitch|
|Communicate your brand||Design your action plan|
|Create your opportunities||Develop a career management plan|
You may travel around the UBalt Career Cycle multiple times as you gain knowledge, experience and insight.
No matter which phase of the UBalt Career Cycle you are in, gaining experience is crucial. Find out several ways to get experience with our Checklist.
Ready to get started? Find resources related to each step above or download the UBalt Career Cycle Workbook. You can also utilize our Career Action Plans—checklists to help you make the most of your time at UBalt:
A Model Cycle
The UBalt Career Cycle has been named a Model of Excellence by University Business magazine. "... University of Baltimore developed a program to provide students with the tools for professional success after graduation and beyond," wrote the magazine in spring 2015.
Become an Expert Career Manager
Career planning is a continuous process. Rather than simply prepping you for a job, the Career and Internship Center can prepare you to become an expert career manager. You'll learn how to use the UBalt Career Cycle as a framework for growing professionally, and you'll also learn how to stay:
- excited about the future
- engaged in actively pursuing career goals
- connected through a professional network and brand you build.