Junior Year

 Continue to Explore Possible Careers

  • Once you have narrowed your career interests, conduct more informational interviews and network, network, network! - More Info...
  • Talk to recent graduates about the job market and potential employers

 Gain Experience

  • Starting in early fall, regularly check E-link for internship postings and on-campus interviews for internships - More Info...
  • Plan to complete at least one internship by the beginning of your senior year
  • Take a leadership role in a campus club or organization
  • Attend the Minnesota Private College Internship Fair

 Begin to Plan for After Graduation

  • Research potential employers - More info...
  • Participate in employer information sessions, Roundtables, and Networking events
  • Attend the Minnesota Private College Job Fair to learn more about potential employers
  • Check out other Fairs occurring throughout the academic year (Government Job & Internship Fair, Tri-College Fair, Sports Internship Fair, Volunteer Fair, Education Career Fair, etc.)
  • Consider graduate school - meet with faculty to discuss graduate school programs and requirements - More Info...
  • Attend the fall Graduate School Fair, held at the University of Minnesota
  • If possible, visit graduate schools in which you are interested
  • Take the appropriate entrance exams for graduate school - More Info...
  • If you are considering a full time volunteer position after graduation, begin researching potential volunteer organizations - More Info...

Continue to Develop Career Tools

  • Update your resume and have it critiqued by a Career Counselor - More Info...
  • Participate in practice interviews
  • Create your career portfolio and learn how to use it effectively in interviews
  • Develop a professional wardrobe

Senior Year