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McIntyre/Nettleford Vice-Chancellors' Scholarship 2018

Deadline for submission of applications is July 20, 2018

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Career Action Plan


Use your time at UWI to shape the future YOU desire

Level 1 Students

Level 2 Students

Final Year Students





  • Consult with your academic adviser
  • Visit Career Advice Programme (CAP) workshops to identify career path, which is best suited to your interests, abilities and values
  • Read the University of the West Indies Faculty Booklet
  • Meet with your Faculty adviser to explore major and appropriate career paths. If unsure about major or unclear about course requirements
  • Visit CAP workshops about major/career choices
  • Begin to build career network
  • Finalize declaration of major
  • Focus on career network. Set up informational interviews with DSSD
  • Visit CAP workshops to discuss transition from school to work
  • Identify and research potential employers
  • Learn to market yourself effectively. Attend seminars sponsored by DSSD
  • Consider options for graduate or professional school

Supplement Academic Studies

  • Attend recruitment fairs related to major/career interests
  • Visit library; browse published articles
  • Visit DSSD (Division of Students Services & Development) for information on campus activities
  • Participate in campus leadership activities. Contact DSSD for information
  • Assume an active role in clubs or organizations to develop or enhance leadership and other transferable skills
  • Attend conferences, meetings or career related events
  • Get involved in career related professional organizations

Develop Portfolio

  • Collect outstanding course work, projects, writing samples, accomplishments, letters of recommendation, photographs of activities, evaluation, etc.
  • Continue collection of portfolio materials. Include work in progress to show ability to edit, revise and improve
  • Organize for presentation to employers. Solicit feedback on contents from adviser, department chair, and professionals in chosen field

Build Work Experience and


  • Explore on-campus, off-campus, part-time and summer jobs at DSSD recruitment fair
  • Consider the student exchange programme at the International Office
  • Check out volunteer opportunities at our various NGOs
  • Increase marketability; build transferable skills through part time and summer jobs on-campus or off-campus at DSSD recruitment fair
  • Determine and test work values in part-time and summer jobs
  • Attend Executive Transition Programme (ETP) workshops hosted by DSSD. ETP is designed to help students successfully transition into internship, and the workplace
  • Participate in the World of Work Seminars via DSSD: resume writing, interview preparation, mock interviews, VIP cocktail reception, and recruitment fair
  • Seek and apply for an internship to increase marketability

Create Resume

  • Attend resume writing workshop and begin building your resume
  • Add new volunteer, work experiences, and indicate newly developed skills
  • Continue to update resume
  • Use the employment services at DSSD
  • Continue to update resume
  • Prepare a list of references