Gain Experience in Your Field
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Join a campus club or organization related to your first choice and alternate career areas. If you are already in a club or organization then try out a leadership position.
Consider joining a professional association as a student member.
Attend career events on campus such as the Majors Fair, fall and spring Career Conferences and workshops and presentations.
Find a related part-time or summer job that is related to the career options you are considering.
Think about adding to your skills and knowledge by volunteering your time in an organization that offers the types of career options you are considering.
Discuss with a professor the possibility of using a course paper topic or project to explore your career options. Another option is to do an independent study on an issue of relevance to your first choice career option.
Become more familiar with internships on the Career Services web site.
Continue career research on your first choice and alternate career areas in greater depth.
Use the Marist Alumni Career Network to begin networking and gathering information from alumni who had the majors you are considering or are currently working in the career options you are exploring.
Start to learn about how hiring is done in your field.
Consider enrolling in Employment Practicum (CRDV100N--1 credit) to accomplish the steps above in a course environment.
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