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​Before you begin your Career Action Plan, it’s important to understand why this is a critical document within your journey at Ashford. While you might know exactly what you want to do with your degree, there are still typically planning elements that are required. Imagine you are going on a road trip and you know that you want to go to a specific place, like New York City; would you just start driving without a GPS or some sort of navigational plan? More than likely, you would map out your route to save time and money. Your career is the exact same way; you can’t start mapping your route if you don’t know the destination and you can’t get to your destination if you don’t know the route.  To get a realistic handle on what it’s going to take to achieve your career aspirations, it helps to create a “roadmap” that outlines the steps you need to take to reach your goals. 

To help with your planning, we have created this Career Action Plan. We have aligned our recommendations with 30, 60, and 90 credits and hope that it helps keep you on track. It is important that you start preparing for your future career while in school to ensure you are ready to begin your new career upon graduation. Much like a real road trip, where you would pack luggage and plan your trip, there are required action items along the way. 

To download the entire plan, click here.

"You can't start mapping your route if you don't know the destination and you can't get to your destination if you don't know the route..."

Additionally, you can click on each button below to see the corresponding activities.