Senior Year: Make Decisions

Senior year is the time to make decisions about your career after graduation. We recommend you start looking for a position as soon as you start your senior year, because many employers primarily recruit during the fall quarter. ICC staff are available to assist you throughout the job search and application process, so be sure to connect with an ICC advisor early during your senior year.

Strategies for making decisions and finding positions are outlined below:



  • Research and apply to graduate or professional schools.
  • Conduct a research project. Consider presenting at the Undergraduate Research Conference in spring.
  • Confirm your remaining degree requirements with your major/academic advisor.


  • Take a leadership role in a class, project, or club.
  • Explore lifelong learning interests.
  • Prepare for the transition from undergraduate experience to graduate school or the professional world.