Career Development Student Timeline

Your Four-Year Career Plan

First Year

Junior Year

  • Participate in a cooperative education or internship program and gain experience in your major.
  • Network - attend career fairs, both on and off campus and pursue a leadership role in a campus organization.
  • Don't forget to start working toward your PURPLE Career Readiness Certification and upload your updated resume inside your Handshake account.
  • Considering graduate school? Begin researching programs of interest, admission requirements and testing deadlines.

Junior Year

  • Participate in a cooperative education or internship program and gain experience in your major.
  • Network - attend career fairs, both on and off campus and pursue a leadership role in a campus organization.
  • Don't forget to start working toward your PURPLE Career Readiness Certification and upload your updated resume inside your Handshake account.
  • Considering graduate school? Begin researching programs of interest, admission requirements and testing deadlines.

Senior Year

  • Finalize your resume in Handshake and practice your interviewing skills with InterviewStream.
  • Begin applying for full-time jobs 8-10 months before graduation.
  • Participate in Career Development on-campus interview, as well as attend all career fairs and workshops.
  • Obtain your PURPLE Career Readiness Certification (Junior-Senior) to learn valuable transition skills.
  • Applying to graduate school? Get assistance with personal statements and resumes. Submit applications by required deadlines.

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