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 e3professional development certificate. After 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
~BreAnna Gallegos, class of 2019, Psychology Major
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 some 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 and I was intimidated by all of the events and expectations of a college student. While the main goal of the program is building those skills, the incentives weren't half bad either!