Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are designed to help students identify their interests and strengths; expose them to a diverse range of opportunities to build experience and clarity about their goals; and empower them to pursue internships, jobs and leadership experiences they find personally meaningful.

Learning Outcomes diagram explained in text below.

Career Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate

Students will learn to:

  • Clarify their values, interests, strengths and skills
  • Articulate their transferable, liberal arts, graduate school and work-related skills
  • Identify and research a wide variety of career fields and opportunities

Career Learning Outcome 2: Engage

Students will learn to:

  • Cultivate a professional network and engage in informational interviews
  • Gain experience and insights through site visits, job shadowing and internships
  • Evaluate the environmental fit of a variety of work settings and roles

Career Learning Outcome 3: Implement

Students will learn to:

  • Market themselves effectively to prospective employers (through written documents, online presence, and skillful interviews)
  • Identify and use relevant tools in the job search, including activating professional networks 
  • Understand and plan for future educational pursuits (graduate school, professional credentials, professional development, etc.)

Princetonians will cycle through each of the following three phases multiple times while at the University and after graduation. Throughout each of these phases, students are encouraged to pause and reflect on their experiences in order to discover valuable insights about themselves and how their goals are evolving during this process.