First Year Career Planning Checklist

First Year Essentials:

  1. Schedule an appointment with a Peer Career Advisor and your assigned career counselor.

  2. Join student organizations and clubs based on your interests, skills, and intended major.

  3. Log onto our "Handshake" Platform and complete your user profile.

  4. Review "What Can I Do With This Major?" page and "Vault" resources guide to explore major and career options.

  5. Take a career assessment, such as the Myers Briggs Personality Type Inventory, for better self-understanding.

Additional Engagement Opportunities:

  • Take courses you enjoy that will help you decide if your major is a good fit.

  • Gain familiarity with on-campus resources to support your academic and social life at college.

  • Develop your professional skills by attending Career Development workshops.

  • Reflect and begin documenting your interests, experiences, skills, and accomplishments.