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Set Goals

In order to achieve career success and fulfillment, it’s not enough to have a long-term career goal, although that is also important. Short-term goals are the more manageable, immediate steps you can take that will help you achieve that long-term goal.

Simply put, goal setting is an organized personal planning process. SMART goals are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic/relevant and time-based. Throughout your Career Journey, you will need to revisit and refine your goals.

For example, during the “Discover Yourself” phase, you may learn that you have a strong interest in leadership development.  Think about how you can achieve the goal of enhancing your leadership skills as a student at Rutgers, in the short term (6 to 12 months) and the longer term (1 to 5 years).

  • Read an article on Goal Setting
  • What are SMART Goals?
  • Develop Your SMART Goals