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4-Year Action Plan

The four-year action plans map out students' professional development during freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years at SVSU. These downloadable guides will provide valuable insight on how to take steps to further students' professional careers each year at SVSU. The steps include scheduling an appointment with a Peer Career Advisor and attending our on-campus employment fairs. Following these guides will ensure that students will be ready to SOAR come graduation day. 

A few tips from these action plans are: 


  1. Meet with a Career Services staff member
  2. Work with a Peer Career Adviser on a resume
  3. Build a cover letter
  4. Get involved on campus
  5. Explore the Cardinal Career Network


  1. Edit and update resume
  2. Apply to the SVSU Cooperative Education and Internship Program
  3. Go to an Employment Fair


  1. Apply for a co-op or internship
  2. Take a leadership position in an on-campus organization
  3. Schedule a mock interview


  1. Update professional documents
  2. Gather references
  3. Apply for jobs
Freshman (PDF)
Sophomore (PDF)
Junior (PDF)
Senior (PDF)


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