Continue to Develop Career Tools
- Identify 3 to 4 individuals who are willing and able to serve as professional references for you or write letters of recommendation
- Discuss post-graduation goals with faculty and career counselors
- Visit the career center to enhance your career tools (resume, cover letter, portfolio, networking skills, interviewing skills, job search strategies)
- Start writing down stories from you past experiences that you can use in interviews to highlight your abilities, skills, traits, and achievements
If your post-graduation plans include....
- Begin your job search early in your senior year (a job search can easily take 6 months from start to finish)
- Attend some of the weekly career panels on "What Can I do with a Major in...? or "Careers in..." to network with alums and gain information about various career fields.
- Starting in the early fall, regularly check E-link job postings for upcoming on-campus interviews - More Info...
- Gather information on realistic salary expectations
- Participate in employer information sessions, Roundtables, and Networking events
- Develop an employer prospect list with contact names and addresses of organizations you are interested in pursuing
- Attend workshops and panels to learn more about the graduate school admission process
- Keep careful track of application materials and deadlines
- If possible, visit the graduate schools to which you have applied for admission
- Attend the fall Graduate School Fair held at the University of Minnesota
...Volunteering Full Time
- Begin your search for a volunteer position early in your senior year (a job search can easily take 6 months from start to finish)
- Participate in Career Services' Workshops and events to enhance your skills and learn about opportunities
- Attend the Volunteer (After Graduation) Fair