Making a Sample Career Plan

Making a career plan is a matter of matching your skills and interests to an occupation to create a career goal, and then deciding the steps you need to take to reach that goal. Here’s a sample:

My Career Plan

Career Goal

To become a civil engineer. To design, plan, and supervise the construction of buildings, highways, and rapid transit systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Creativity.
  • Analytical mind.
  • Capacity for detail.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Writing skills.
  • Knowledge of physical sciences and mathematics.
  • Accreditation by Licensing Board.

Current Skills and Interests

  • Summer worker for Smith Construction Co.
  • High School mathematics courses
  • High School science courses
  • Experience working as a team
  • Attended high school writing courses
  • Gave presentations in high school courses

Plan To Reach Career Goal

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  •  Attend the University of Texas School of Engineering 
  • Job Experience
  • Continue working for Smith Construction Co.
  • Seek internships through University career placement office
  • Networking
  • Join campus organizations for engineering students

[Courtesy of Mapping Your Future ]