Four-Year Plan

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Four-Year Plan2020-05-28T11:54:58-07:00

Four-Year Plan

Suggested four-year plan below. This can help you to maximize your undergraduate experience.

Freshman

Explore

  • Informational interviews
  • Job shadows
  • Self assessments
  • Career exploration courses
  • Meet with a career counselor to discuss career options and goals
  • Attend job/career fairs, business career conference and employer information sessions

Prepare

  • Create a resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Login to Handshake to complete your profile and search for part-time jobs

Engage

  • Join student clubs and organizations
  • Gain job experience

Sophomore

Explore

  • Discuss your career goals with mentors, family, friends, professors and your career counselor
  • Investigate major-related careers through informational interviews and employer information sessions
  • Attend job/career fairs and business career conference

Prepare

  • Update your resume, LinkedIn profile, and Handshake profile
  • Develop career skills like cover letters, interviewing, introductions and networking

Engage

  • Do an internship
  • Stay involved in student groups
  • Network!

Junior

Explore

  • Continue research to narrow down career options and goals
  • Research graduate school possibilities

Prepare

  • Improve resumes, cover letters and interviewing through career counselors and workshops
  • Update your LinkedIn and Handshake profile
  • Learn career skills such as salary negotiation

Engage

  • Do an internship; gain relevant experience
  • Develop leadership skills through student groups
  • Attend the fall and spring career fair
  • Attend employer information sessions
  • Participate in a case competition
  • Attend a business career conference

Senior

Explore

  • Research hiring process for companies and industries of interest

Prepare

  • Tailor your resume and cover letter for each application
  • Update your LinkedIn and Handshake profile
  • Polish your interview skills with a career counselor

Engage

  • Network with everyone!
  • Attend the fall and spring career fairs
  • Attend employer information sessions
  • Attend business career conference
  • Check job listings in Handshake, CareerShift, and GoinGlobal
  • Apply for graduate school
  • Report your career plans