Year 3 – Junior Year: Gaining Career Experiences
- Schedule an appointment with a career counselor in the Student Academic Services Center.
- See your advisor to discuss mid-term grades. Plan for registration, final grads, and adjustment to your schedule.
- Narrow your career interest areas.
- Review your participation in a CO-OP program or explore internship opportunities.
- 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.
- Consider graduate school and get information on graduate entrance examinations.
- 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.
- 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.