The cycle of 4-D’s is a way to help you think about and plan your future. Once you learn the system, you will be able to apply it throughout your time at Vanderbilt and beyond—even into retirement. You are always in one of the 4-D stages. Here are some basic questions to help you figure out where you are and where to start:
Are you just beginning your career search? Need to figure out your strengths and skills? Want to start writing a resume? Then you are in “Discover.” Visit the Discover section below to learn more.
Do you have a handle on your strengths and skills, but not sure where you can apply them? Are you interested in a career field but need to learn more? Just want to know “what’s out there”? Then you are in “Develop.” Visit the Develop section to learn more.
Already know who you are and where you want to go? Need to create or find the path to get there? It’s time for a targeted resume, social media plan, etc. Visit on the “Design” section to learn more.
Have you accepted an internship or job offer? Are you ready to demonstrate your skills and talents to an employer or in grad school? Visit the “Deliver” section to learn more.