21 Make a Parallel Plan
Keep your options open, even before you submit your application. If your application is unsuccessful, use it as an opportunity to explore new options for career development.
- If you haven’t already done so, Identify Your Skills and Strengths, and think about how they relate to the program to which you applied.
- Relate those skills and strengths to three other opportunities for employment or education.
- Go back to your Career Plan to outline next steps.
- Book an appointment with a Career Educator at Career Exploration & Education to define your opportunities in and out of grad school.
Visit Career Exploration & Education and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.