An individual career development plan is an important individual development plan to have. Before you can create a personal career development plan you really have to know what it is that you want to do, and where you see yourself in the future.
For example, if your goal is to become a teacher, you might want to seek work as a camp counselor in the summers, or work in an elementary school or high school as an intern.
This experience will give you enough knowledge and work experience to be able to be placed in a teaching position upon graduation.
You may also do volunteer work pertaining to children's educational issues. Maybe you can be a part of literacy initiatives in your city.
This also provides additional opportunities and creates a more well-rounded background for you and makes it easier to develop a career in teaching.
You will also have to develop a five year career development plan on paper. These goals could include obtaining a graduate degree in a specialty area such as reading, curriculum instruction, or educational leadership.
If your personal career development plan includes becoming a principal, then you would obtain a degree in educational leadership and possibly continue your education to even the Doctorate level.