ICAN Career Development Model
OSU Career Services uses a career development model that focuses on readiness for lifelong career transition. Career transition readiness is marked by an individual developing Identity, Confidence, Adaptability, and a Network, or ICAN, in order to thrive in their career.
This model identifies high calibur active engagement experiences as key to developing these outcomes, coupled with awareness of what individuals bring to the engagement experience.
The ICAN model describes a cyclical process that ideally spirals in a positive, growth-producing direction.
Throughout each ICAN cycle there are three components:
- what individuals bring;
- what individuals engage in; and
- what individuals take away.
For more information on the ICAN Career Model view this brief article: