Apply for Jobs
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Make an appointment with an advisor in Career Services for job search assistance.
Talk with a career adviser about your marketing plan or contact alumni in your field who could give you a leg up in their organizations.
Review the Career Guide: A Resource for Students & Alumni to learn about job hunting and get your job search tools together . resume, cover letter, references.
Practice your interviewing skills by setting up a mock interview or using software such as Interview Stream.
Purchase a business suit to wear to interviews and a portfolio to carry resumes.
Identify and contact employment references . three to five professional people (professors, work supervisors, coaches, etc, - who can support you in your job search.
Learn to use Internet job services effectively.
Research employers in your field and prepare a target list; submit your resume online.
Attend on and off campus career events to network with employers.
Participate in off and on campus interviews and attend career fairs.
Consider enrolling in Employment Practicum (CRDV100N--1 credit) to accomplish the steps above in a course environment.
Apply to Graduate Schools
Talk with your academic advisor or another faculty member in your field.
Make an appointment with the Graduate School & Fellowship Advisor at the Career Services.
Use Internet and other resources to become familiar with graduate school programs.
Talk with a career advisor about a back-up job search plan in case you are not accepted to graduate school.
Prepare an appropriate resume to include with your application.
Line up academic references by establishing a Reference File at Career Services.
Obtain and fill out graduate school, assistantship/fellowship and financial aid applications.
Visit campuses and talk with faculty and students; sit in on classes.
Send in deposit to school of your choice after acceptance decisions are made.
If you are not accepted to the program of your choice, consider taking courses on a non-matriculated basis; then re-apply the following semester/year.
Consider enrolling in Get Ready to Apply to Graduate School (CRDV106N - 1 credit - offered in spring semester only) to accomplish all of the steps above in a course environment.
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