Freshman and Sophomore Year

  • Attend workshops and career fairs to develop skills, learn about internships, and get contacts for employment.

  • Build your resume through targeted work experience and assess skills.

  • Student will become engaged in assessing personal values, interests, skills and abilities through career self-assessment tools such as the FOCUS II or the Self-Directed Search.

  • Clarify short- and long-term career goals and update your career plan by meeting with a career counselor.

  • Students will be charged to get involved on and off campus. Join a student organization, volunteer, and/or get an on-campus job/first year internship through the student employment program.

  • Develop skills and build your resume through volunteer work and part-time employment.

  • Meet with your academic advisor to declare your major.

  • Research careers and make notes on academic preparation and skill requirements for specific careers.

  • Students will actively research and identify two career fields of interest and conduct informational interviews with professionals in those fields.

  • Schedule a meeting with career counselor or advisor to discuss interests and related majors, clarify goals, assess skills, and develop a career plan.

  • Schedule a meeting with a cooperative education coordinator to prepare for internships.

  • Students will create an online professional profile on Handshake and LinkedIn.

  • Students will connect with a professional mentor utilizing Graduway.

Junior Year

  • Apply for a cooperative education or internship experience to build your resume, gain skills, learn new concepts, and find mentors.

  • Assess your skills related to career interests and technology and write three related goals and activities.

  • Attend employer workshops and Career Fairs.

  • Develop a list of contacts for references, internships and job opportunities.

  • Develop a resume for cooperative education or internships.

  • Get involved in clubs, volunteer work, and community service to develop leadership skills.

  • Meet with career center staff to update your resume, to review career plan, to prepare for graduate school admission and to assess skills.

  • Research Companies, Explore Choices, Network, and Prepare for professional Opportunities and Graduate School.

  • Advanced Study and Tests

  • Request information on graduate schools, certification programs, and training programs for continued learning.

  • Use the Career Center resources to research companies that interest you and review hiring areas, practices, and requirements.

  • Use online career development programs.

Senior Year

  • Advanced Study and Tests

  • Apply for graduate school and send support documents, e.g., transcripts, essay, test scores, and recommendations. R

  • Apply for graduate school and send support documents, e.g., transcripts, essay, test scores, and recommendations. Research financial aid and graduate school assistantships.

  • Complete a second cooperative education or internship experience.

  • Contact employers, administrators, and faculty for recommendations.

  • Continue to develop your resume through co-op experiences, volunteer work, Internships, practicum, part-time employment, and community service.

  • Create a portfolio of recommendations, leadership experiences, awards, and work.

  • Fill out forms for graduation clearance

  • Meet with employers, faculty, and staff to request recommendations for jobs and graduate school admission.

  • Research organizations and industries for potential employment and preparation for interviews

  • Review and complete application requirements for graduate school.

  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to develop a job search plan, to review short term and long-term career goals, to do interview preparation, and to revise your resume.

  • Schedule mock interviews online and with a career counselor.

  • Update your career plan and resume.

  • Use Handshake Internet Listing, and Career Center Postings to assist with your job search.