4-Year Action Plan
- Meet with a Career Services staff member for one-on-one advising.
- Attend a Career Services resume workshop to build your resume.
- Utilize your career guide for building an effective cover letter.
- Get engaged with Student Life to find out about student organizations and volunteer opportunities to add to your resume.
- Explore the Cardinal Career Network for on- and off-campus employment.
- Attend a Career Services event on campus.
- Edit and review your resume; have it critiqued by Career Services.
- Explore the Cardinal Career Network for experiential learning opportunities like internships, co-ops, or job shadowing.
- If you haven’t joined an organization on campus, do it this year!
- Engage in volunteer activities through Student Life.
- Go to at least one career fair to immerse yourself in knowing what it is like to network with employers.
- Update your resume, have it critiqued, and upload a polished version to the Cardinal Career Network.
- Attend career fairs to research employers and look for internship opportunities.
- Take a leadership position in your organization on campus - a great experience and great resume builder!
- Schedule a mock interview.
- Check the Cardinal Career Network to sign up for an on-campus interview and apply for internships.
- Update your resume, have it critiqued, and upload a final version to the Cardinal Career Network.
- Get references together from employers, faculty members and advisors.
- Apply for jobs: it takes a student 4-6 months to secure a position so START EARLY.
- Attend as many Career Services events as possible! Job fairs, etiquette dinners, workshops, etc.
- Network and apply for jobs at career fairs.
- Meet with Alumni Relations to build a networking team for after graduation.
Before you apply...
- Personalize your profile on the Cardinal Career Network by uploading a critiqued cover letter and resume, and unofficial transcripts.
- Check police reports for any previous offenses.
- Google yourself!
- Reassess the privacy settings on your social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
- Have an appropriate voice message on your phone.
- Be aware that many employers require a drug test and a reference check.
- Complete a mock interview to ensure you are prepared for the real interview.