Year 3 – Junior Year: Gaining Career Experiences
- Schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
- See your advisor to discuss mid-term grades. Plan for registration, final grades, and adjustment to your schedule.
- Start considering options for after graduation: career and/or graduate/professional school; get information on graduate school entry exams.
- Participate in an international experience or study abroad.
- Continue building practical experience through employment, volunteer work, internships and co-ops.
- Participate in interviewing, cover-letter writing and other job-search workshops.
- Practice your skills at mock interviews.
- Review your progress in learning four (or more) skill employers look for in new hires.
- Attend on-campus career and job fairs and employer information session that relate to your interests.
- Take leadership positions in clubs and organizations.
- Ask former employers and professors to serve as references or to write recommendations to future employers.
- Complete at least five information interviews in careers you want to explore. Shadow several professionals in your field.
- Research potential employers in the career library and talk to recent graduates in your major about the job market and potential employers.
- Begin networking- make contacts and keep a journal of employment possibilities and contacts.
- Continue keeping up with current events.
- Build your professional wardrobe.
- Prepare for graduate school exams and seek assistantships.
- Apply for graduation.
Summer Vacation After Junior Year
- Get a summer job in your chosen riled; continue to earn expenses and enhance your marketability for jobs after graduation.
- Develop job-related and computer skills.
- Develop maturity and knowledge of the workplace.
- Compile inventory of interests and qualifications as they relate to your career objective.