To make a career plan, match your skills and interests to an occupation to create a career goal, then develop steps you need to take to reach that goal.

Career Goal: To become a civil engineer.

To design, plan, and supervise the construction of buildings, highways, and rapid transit systems. (Visit to find descriptions of careers you may want to pursue.)


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Creativity
  • Analytical mind
  • Knowledge of science and math

Current Skills, Interests and Experience:

  • High school math courses
  • High school science courses
  • Experience working as a team in clubs or sports
  • Meet academic requirements for college admission

Plan To Reach Your Career Goal:

  • Attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree
  • Gain job experience
  • Seek internships through university career placement office
  • Join campus organizations for engineering students

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