Writing

Career Statement & Career Goals

What’s Your Goal?

You can’t get where you want to go if you don’t know where that is!

Let’s use Week 1 to figure that out. Some of you already know with great clarity and focus. 

Sophie’s Choice

This could be the hardest part of the class. Letting go of things you like to focus on what you want to accomplish in the next phase of your career. If you try to do “everything” it’s hard for people to connect to you. And it’s also hard for you to move forward with clarity.

Picking a clear focus lets you connect to people who can advance your career and it also gives you a clear mission. No more “deer in the headlights”! Define your mission and move forward with confidence!

Whether it is to Exhibit in a Gallery, Get Hired by an Animation Studio, Advertising Agency, Design Shop, connect to Private Collectors, attract Clients for your design, photography, illustration, or other work, or whatever your goals are, try to spell them out very clearly this week!

Commitment

It’s OK to be unsure. But make your best statement of what you’d like to accomplish in your career & life as you transition beyond the LBSU School of Art.

Changing Your Mind

You can change your mind tomorrow morning, next month, or next decade. The map you choose to follow is always up to you. You’re welcome to change your goals anytime during this semester.

As long as a specific career remains your goal, try to give it complete focus and commitment.

Etherpad

Use YOUR Etherpad page to post your goals. The Etherpad links for everyone in the class are on our syllabus page. 

Email me if you have any questions: glenn.zucman@csulb.edu

Each week’s Activity is due on Etherpad by 11:59 pm on Sunday night.

Good Luck!

Image: Artnet News / The artist Hyon Gyon in her studio at Residency Unlimited. Image courtesy of RU.

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