The Center for Career Development can and should be an integral part of each student’s life, and they need not wait until their senior year to visit. Encourage your student to find their wings.
First Year Families, look for our Postcard in the mail!
Your career search begins the moment your student steps foot on campus. FIND YOUR WINGS.
YEAR ONE - DISCOVER
Think about what you like to do, what excited you and what you find meaningful. To get started, come in and meet with your personal career advisor who will support you along the way.
- Attend the First Year Career Awareness Program FYTCAP
- Take FOCUS 2, a comprehensive career planning program that provides guidance and information to help you make important career and educational decisions
- Create a Handshake account
- Make an Appointment and meet with your advisor to talk about courses and activities.
- Write a resume and have critiqued by the Career Center
YEAR TWO - EXPLORE
With a better sense of what interests you, reach out to your new network and explore career options.
- Attend workshops, info sessions; meet with employers & alumni. Get your groove
- Complete an Externship
- Attend SOAR (see programs)
YEAR THREE - FOCUS
Meet with an advisor to FOCUS on where you want to land; Target your plans.
- Talk with an advisor about your internship, job & graduate school dreams
- If you are considering graduate school, prepare now to make the process easier later. Your advisor will help with Critical Deadlines, Tests & More
- Practice, practice & Practice: Participate in networking events, mock interview programs, & recruiter events
YEAR FOUR - TAKE OFF
- Begin your job search using a targeted approach
- Meet with your advisor to get advice; Tailor your resume for specific job & graduate school opportunities.
- Continue to practice your skills, attend Career Fairs & events
- Tell everyone your plans; Networking works!
- Share good news with everyone