Career Services  
Four-Year Action Plan

The career planning process takes time and doesn’t happen overnight.  Take action now with small steps to prepare you for success!

Freshman Year

  • Visit the office of Career Services to schedule an appointment for assistance with your choice of major and future career plan
  • Take a vocational assessment: Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator
  • Register with the Career Services on-line job and internship job posting system
  • Meet with a faculty member to review academic concerns such as curriculum requirements and specific course selections
  • Participate in campus activities and clubs to develop leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Begin to develop your resume

 Sophomore Year

  • Investigate internship opportunities or part-time job listings to explore career prospects and gain valuable experience
  • Update your resume
  • Attend Career Services workshop and events
  • Schedule an individual appointment with Career Services to discuss your Action Plan
  • Research specific careers and required qualifications

 Junior Year

  • Update your resume and cover letter
  • Schedule a "Mock Interview" to get prepared
  • Attend the Career Fair
  • Join career related student professional associations
  • Become familiar with the graduate school admissions process and meet with a Career Services to discuss your future academic and professional goals
  • Contact an Alumni Mentor or professional in your field of study to participate in job shadowing or conduct an informational interview
  • Secure an internship or part-time employment in your field of interest

  Senior Year

  • Discuss your career plans with your academic advisor and career services
  • Update your resume and cover letter
  • Submit applications for graduate school and develop a back-up plan
  • Develop your job search strategy and start applying 8 – 10 months before graduation
  • Utilize the office of career services to search for full time employment through our extensive job posting network
  • Attend on-campus employer information sessions and career fairs
  • Participate in essential workshops on topics including interviewing, job search strategies, interviewing techniques

 

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