e3 Career Action Plan

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e3: Career and professional development made easy!

Designed for Arcadia undergraduates, the  e3 Career Action Plan provides an easy to follow, clear, and step-by-step career exploration and professional development program.  You will also receive incentives (free swag!) after completing each of the plan’s three levels (explore, engage and embark). Along with newly enhanced career readiness, once you successfully finish all three levels, you will also obtain an e3 professional development certificateAfter completing any level, pick-up your free swag in Knight Hall, Suite 100 during Express Advising hours.

Through Handshake, e3 career actions are sequenced making e3 easy for you to follow. However, don't worry about completing the e3  actions in the exact order. If you have completed an e3 action previously, go ahead and check it off your plan in Handshake

Benefits of e3

  • Reduce confusion on how to figure out your career direction
  • Develop skills to stand out in a global job market
  • Explore career interests and learn about career paths 
  • Practice interviewing skills, build a powerful resume, and connect with employers
  • Earn swag incentives to move you along after each level
  • Receive a professional development certificate upon completion to showcase on your resume 

Learn how e3 has helped your Peers!

“The process of developing your career profile and beginning the job hunt can be complex and overwhelming at times. The e3 Career Action Plan clarifies the key steps and puts you in contact with the staff around Arcadia who are more than willing to help in any way possible. Going through the plan helps set up a strong base to a promising start with finding internships and after graduation success.”

-Trevor Einwechter '20

"Through e3 I was able to get my amazing job at the National Constitution Center. I was well prepared for the interview process because I had my resume revived numerous times and did mock interviews through the OCE. Every time I go to have my resume looked at, the staff there are always so sweet and found new ways to improve my resume. As a senior, I just finished the third step in e3 which included getting a LinkedIn profile. I never thought to get a LinkedIn profile before working on completing e3 because I didn't think there was any value to it, but networking is the epitome of chasing after your dream job." 

-Christine Carlough '20

"As a student, there were a lot of times where I thought I didn't know where to start when it came to preparing for jobs and grad school. I also tended to think "I don't need to worry about this yet - I'm only a first-year student, sophomore" etc. When it came time to start getting ready for the real world, I didn't know where to begin and what skills I really needed. E3 is great because it gave me the groundwork to know where I was headed and how to get there. I like that it is broken down by suggested school year without being so rigid to feel like I am pressured with another due date or deadline, and I could kind of jump around.  This structure was also nice because I was able to see things farther down on the list that I had already completed while being at college, so I didn't feel like I was completely starting from scratch and I felt more prepared and a lot less overwhelmed. I wish this program would have been around when I was a First-Year when I was intimidated by all of the events and expectations of a college student. While the main goal of the e3 Program is building those skills, the incentives weren't half bad either!"

-BreAnna Gallegos '19, Psychology Major

"You can learn new things, and earn free things! Through the OCE's resources, participating in networking nights, and completing several practice interviews, I learned how to succeed in a professional interview and to ask thought-provoking questions.  I liked that there were clear, detailed steps directly tied to actions that improved our careers. The sum of my experiences has led me to land my dream job as an HR Analyst at Citigroup in New York City, starting in the summer of 2019!"

Sierra Elmore '19, Sociology Major