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Welcome to SU! As a new student everything seems so fast, but in no time at all you will be looking at college graduation. You will need to do many career-related activities to ensure your career success. The time to begin is NOW. Career Services stands ready to help you. Come into our office in GUC 133 anytime.

Here are some learning activities that you must do as a Freshmen to begin to develop you upcoming career:

  • Top 10 Career Strategies for Freshmen and Sophomores
  • Orientation is very important during your initial year in college. Career Services and Academic Advising have worked together to create an interesting orientation for you.
  • Read about the 10 Actions you can take to decide on a Major.
  • Taking a self assessment and interest test will help narrow the field. Talk to your faculty advisor about choosing a major and make an appointment with the Career Services Staff.
  • Know what majors and minors are available at SU and what you can do with a major/degree in...
  • Take a "Exploratory Living/Learning Class" for incoming freshmen who are still deciding on their major.
  • Join clubs and activities on-campus. This is especially helpful if a club relates to a specific occupation you may want to pursue.
  • Continue your Volunteer work. It is a great way to gain Career-related experience.
  • Work on-campus to earn extra money.
  • Think about studying abroad in the next few semesters.
  • Learn what skills and abilities you must possess when you graduate from college to be successful. All employers want certain skills from college graduates. Find out what skills you need, no matter what the major.
  • Students often, inadvertently, hurt their future careers. Dangers lurk-Beware! Know them before it is too late. Keep yourself cyber-clean.
  • Click to get a list of activities you will need to do to ensure your career success as a Second Year Student, Junior, and Senior.

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Freshmen & Sophomore Career Planning Guide e-magazine, sponsored by jobpostings Magazine.

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