With 2010 slipping away from me, I’m starting to think about what 2011 will be like. This post is an attempt to figure out what I expect out of myself in 2011, and to set my professional goals/New Year’s resolutions for the 2011 year. First a recap…
In 2010, I finished off my Sophomore year in college with above a 3.0 grade point average, was elected Black Student Union Vice-President on my campus, and I got an internship for the summer, and started in May. The internship went so well that the company opted to keep me for the Fall semester as well! Currently, I am still working with the company, internships.com, and I am loving it! Although this year was great, and full of amazing opportunities and accomplishments, I am pushing for 2011 to be even better! Here are my New Year’s professional resolutions for the year 2011…
Strengthen relationship with my mentor: I value the knowledge and advice that my mentor offers me,and I think that next year his advice and wisdom is going to be extremely critical for me to consider. He’s been through what I am going to be going through,and I trust him to not steer me in the wrong direction.
4.0 Spring 2011 semester: This is self explanatory! I don’t plan on slacking off at all next year. The word procrastination is officially erased out of my vocabulary.
Acquire a branding or sports related internship: Having had internships focused in the primary aspects of marketing and branding, I want my next marketing internship to be centered in a field that I am passionate about- sports, particularly basketball, being this desired field.
Build relationships with a few target companies: I consider my Junior year to be my premiere networking year. Already I have built relationships with people in high places all over the country, and I don’t plan on slowing down in 2011. I want to kick my networking gear into overdrive, and build the relationships with professionals that I am going to have for the rest of my life.
4.0 Fall 2011 Semester: Again, procrastination no longer exists for me. The Fall 2011 semester will be the first semester of my Senior year, and because I want to go to Graduate school, having a great grade point average is extremely important.
Begin the job search: I have never been one to be behind the curve. My job search will begin my senior year. Upon my graduation, I plan on having the job that is going to kick off my career for at least a few months, so the job search has got to begin early.
I am so excited for 2011, and I cannot wait to get started on accomplishing all of my professional goals. Happy New Year everyone!
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