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Career Planning Timeline

Freshman

  • Become active in extracurricular clubs and/or sports programs.
  • Meet your Career Counselor to start and develop a career plan.
  • Attend Career Fairs and industry/company presentations.
  • Develop a four year plan regarding your career intentions and options.
  • Write your resume and cover letter.

Sophomore

  • Refine your resume and cover letter, and write a reference sheet and obtain letters of recommendation.
  • Meet with your Career Counselor to adjust career plan.
  • Attend Career Fairs / On-Campus recruitment program and INTERVIEW.
  • Consider your Internship options and timeframe for applying.
  • Network as much as possible.
  • Complete a summer internship / Co-Op.

Junior

  • Attend Career Fairs / On-Campus recruitment program and INTERVIEW.
  • Develop leadership and work-related skills through campus clubs and activities.
  • Practice mock interviews.
  • Update resume, cover letter and references and continue to get letters of recommendation
  • Join a professional organization.
  • Complete a summer internship / Co-Op.
  • Meet with your Career Counselor to adjust career plan.
  • Acquire interview clothes.

Senior

  • Attend Career Fairs / On-Campus recruitment program and INTERVIEW.
  • Establish a timeline for job-searching, interviewing and to secure employment upon graduation.
  • Expand your connections by networking.
  • Research potential employers.
  • Meet with your Career Counselor to adjust career plan.
  • Write long term and short term career goals.