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Seniors - Fourth Year Students

Here are learning activities that you must do as a Senior to positively position yourself for launching your career:su seniors

  • Polish your resume. Our hours of operation are listed here (Thursdays are usually open for walk-ins for resumes and cover letters and you do not need an appointment.  The walk-in day is ONLY on Thursday-all other days you must make an appointment) and to make an appointment, go to this website to view the options.  
  • Review the skills and abilities employers covet. Reflect those skills and abilities in your resume.
  • If you have not done so, secure an Internship. Read the Weekly Job and Internship Email that is sent to your school Email account and is pulled from our Career Connections database
  • Begin your Job Search. It takes the average college graduate about 4-6 months to find a job. Follow the career advice given to you to help with various job related questions you may have. Read the jobs from Career Connections that are sent to your school Email account.
  • Access the Internet to secure job leads.
  • Collect references for jobs or graduate school applications.
  • Enroll in the Personal Career Planning Class (GENL-110) for 2 credits.  This is a job/internship class for juniors and seniors.
  • Sign-up for on-campus job interviews via Career Connections.
  • Attend Job Fairs on-campus to hunt for jobs.
  • Complete your profile on Career Connections and upload your resume onto this SU employer database so employers can access your resume.
  • Attend a workshop on interviewing skills. Schedule an appointment with the Career Services Staff for a mock interview to gain experience in job interviewing. 
  • Network with SU Alumni who have volunteered to be a career resource for you by using the SU Mentor Network.
  • Planning on going to graduate school? Become involved in undergraduate student research to increase your chances of acceptance. Take the required graduate school entrance test. By December, select and apply to your chosen graduate schools.
  • Expand your involvement in clubs and activities on-campus. Rise to a leadership position.
  • Think about studying abroad in the month of January of your senior year.
  • Be careful what is in cyber space. Students often, inadvertently, hurt their future careers. Dangers lurk-Beware! Know them before it is too late.
  • Not sure what to do. Consider the Gap Year, a year after graduation where you do some of those things you meant to do-like travel, study abroad and an internship- but never got around to OR do a Gap year because your just not sure what you want to do yet.
  • The time to begin is NOW. Career Services stands ready to help you. Come into our office in GUC 133 anytime.

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