Year Two: ENGAGE With Purpose


  • Knowledge: Identify employer-desired skills (see NACE report andAAC&U report) and professionalism expectations. Note: many employers require 1-3 years of cumulative work experience in a related field to be considered for entry level jobs.
  • Planning: (1) Research a growing organization (use directories such as Inc 5,000 and Hoovers…click “Build a List”) you might like to work for upon graduation, and identify a job in that company matching your interests. (2) Analyze the skills and experiences that position requires (i.e., examine job description or look up the job title in OOH). (3) Identify ways to gain those skills and experiences through internships, student leadership, and other preparation. Helpful resources include jobs & internships page, networking guide, Career Advisors, and Peer Internship Coordinators.
  • Action: Get experience through internships & jobs and student leadership that will be valued by your desired career field.Networking (aka, making new friends!) is key to accessing valuable opportunities. Log in Handshake to view your personalized list of opportunities, write tailored resumes and cover letters (see resume & letter guide), and apply to all opportunities that align with your goals.
Career Development
Last Updated:
March 21, 2017
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