School of Business Career Services
Virginia Commonwealth University
Snead Hall, Suite B1102
301 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000
Phone: (804) 827-1801
If you search the web for “life cycle”, you’ll find thousands of entries, ranging from animal life cycles to software development cycles. Much like the cycle of the Monarch butterfly, your career path journey will be a “progression through a series of differing stages of development.” To prepare and assist you in your journey, VCU Business Career Services is pleased to present the Career Preparation Life Cycle.
Whether you are an undergraduate acquiring knowledge and skills for your first job, or an alum changing careers, this resource will explain the stages of development and help you understand where your efforts should be focused. Recommended activities are outlined for each phase, along with the various tools and resources available to support your career preparation efforts.
Use the menu at the left to learn more about the three phases.