Your Career Gear

4-Year Plan

Freshman Year - Adjust to College

  • Explore extracurricular clubs and organizations
  • Attend the Fall and Spring Career Fair
  • Identify possible career choices
  • Take COE 1323-Career Planning
  • Expand options and explore potential academic concentrations
  • Visit the Career Center
  • Register with Connections to access part-time job listings and internships
  • Explore Cooperative Education
  • Create your resume
  • Conduct informational interviews
  • Focus on exploring interests, values, and skills

Sophomore Year - Explore Career Possibilities

  • Narrow educational/occupational options
  • Make an appointment with the Career Center
  • Join career-related organizations and extracurricular clubs
  • Start building a "network" of contacts
  • Decide on an academic concentration
  • Create/update your resume
  • Update your Connections profile and access internships and job listings
  • Attend the Fall and Spring Career Fair
  • Begin to co-op or obtain a summer internship

Junior Year - Experience Career Options

  • Set and test career goals
  • Attend the Fall and Spring Career Fair
  • Conduct informational interviews
  • Review graduate school catalogs
  • Join career-related organizations
  • Make an appointment with the Career Center
  • Get a Peer Counselor to review your resume
  • Narrow your career options
  • Keep your Connections account updated to access internships and job postings
  • Obtain a summer internship

Senior Year - Transition to Life after College

  • Develop strategies for finding a job or getting accepted to graduate or professional school
  • Attend the Fall and Spring Career Days
  • Attend the Graduate/Professional School Information Day
  • Make an appointment with the Career Center
  • Update your resume and register with Connections
  • Create your Career Plan A/Plan B
  • Sign up for Mock Interviews
  • Sign up for On-Campus Interviews via Connections
  • Review graduate/professional school programs
  • Establish references