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:
- Tailor your cover letter and resume for the specific industry and positions you are interested in.
- Begin conducting your job search: online, by telephone, and in person.
- Use Handshake to search for open positions.
- Research and develop a target list of potential employers.
- Meet employers on campus.
- Consider participating in on-campus interviews with the Career Recruiting Program; interview schedules start in September.
- Attend internship and career fairs.
- Develop an active network by joining professional organizations.
- Attend workshops and meet with staff at the ICC to develop your job search strategy.
- Be aware of your online presence and how this may affect your job search.
- 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.