Smart Women Start Planning For Their Career Early!
Identify your interests, skills and values - assessments at the professional development center can help.
Develop a professional online and social media presence.
Take a variety of courses to explore potential majors.
Make good grades – your past can come back to haunt you.
Complete an internship orientation during Jan-Term.
Get to know your professors, staff, upperclassmen - they may be able to help you with career plans – otherwise known as NETWORKING!
Join a campus organization and strive for a leadership position.
Research a variety of different careers online, with classes, volunteering, job shadowing Meet with your faculty advisor – a great ally in finding an internship!
Attend the Internship Exploration Fair Develop a resume and apply for Jan-terms and Internships Attend a Board of Visitors Career Panel Complete informational interviews to gain more insight into careers.
Take a leadership role in a club or organization – every experience counts!
Get a part-time job or volunteer in a career area you are interested in – experiential learning is invaluable.
Keep in touch with people you meet so that your NETWORK remains fresh!
Update your resume and social media accounts.
Update your resume and create a cover letter, have them both reviewed by Student Professional Development and or a faculty member.
Secure a Jan-term or internship in the area of your interest.
Get involved in a PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION that relates to your major.
Start narrowing down your fields of interest.
Attend workshops and events hosted by the Office of Student Professional Development.
Considering graduate school? Take entrance tests if need be.
Visit those potential graduate schools to look for a good fit.
Keep up with your growing NETWORK.
Update your Linkedin Account!
Pay close attention to career fairs, on-campus interviews, and other Career-related events.
Conduct a Mock Interview.
Attend conferences or professional meetings hosted by the organizations you belong to.
Update your resume – have a comprehensive resume with everything on it, but be prepared to cut and paste as you target certain employers.
Keep an updated list of contacts that you could use for potential references. You should have 3-5.
Map out job search strategies with the help of your career counselor.
Follow-up with previous employers.
You have now been NETWORKING for a while. By now you have a lot of people you can reach out to… SEE HOW EASY THAT WAS!!!!!!!