Fourth Year Career Planning Checklist

Fourth Year Essentials:

  1. Develop a job search strategy/graduate school application plan with your counselor, including a list of prioritized industries and values.

  2. Participate in on-campus recruiting, information sessions, and career fairs to maximize potential opportunities.

  3. Conduct informational interviews with industry professionals to learn about specific career pathways.

  4. Update and customize your cover letter for each application.

  5. Secure a list of references and/or letters of recommendations.

Additional Engagement Opportunities:

  • Begin your active job search at least one semester prior to graduation.

  • Practice your interview skills with a friend, family member, or counselor.

  • Update your Handshake profile to make full use of the platform--upload a resume, cover letter, etc.

  • Keep your social media platforms and networking profiles professional and clean.

  • Take advantage of student rates to join local, national, and international professional associations/organizations