Career Planning: Juniors & Seniors

Gain experience.  

  • Develop professional skills and learn what it’s like to work in certain jobs/professions by consulting with mentors from Career Connections. LINK
  • Apply for internships or other part-time work that is related to your field. LINK

Prepare for the transition to the world of work.

  • Work on your communication and presentation skills; construct a strong resume and a convincing cover letter; practice your interviewing skills. LINK 
  • Consult resources on job search planning such as Job Choices on-line magazines (Business & Liberal Arts link; Science, Engineering, & Technology link; Diversity link) or Job Search Handbook for Educators (free copies available).
  • Schedule appointments for resume/cover letter critiques and mock interviews. LINK
  • Get to know the expectations of employers. LINK

Plan for graduate school

  • Select colleges & universities that are a good fit and match. LINK
  • Pay attention to the recommended graduate school planning timelineLINK
  • Take FREE on-line practice tests - GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, DAT - to better your exam scores. LINK
  • Prepare drafts of personal statements; seek advice and critiques of these essays. LINK

Find employment.

  • Utilize JOB CENTER to find opportunities, apply for internships & positions, and network with alumni. LINK
  • Attend career events such as On the Porch, CPEC Job & Internship Fair and on-campus discipline specific career days; visit with table recruiters, participate in on-campus interviews and employer information sessions. LINK
  • Investigate job opportunities through our subscriptions to (LINK) Bridge Worldwide Music Connection, Environmental Career Opportunites, Careers in Public Affairs, Internships-USA, as well as our Online Career/Job Information resources. LINK
  • Research employers; generate good questions for interviews. LINK
  • Choose professional references (be sure to secure permission to use them!) LINK

 

Additional Resources:

  • Climb to Your Career in Four Years - A plan for getting there.