Assess Yourself

  • Identify and reflect on the pros and cons of your experiences-jobs, internships, volunteer, leadership, classroom, etc. and look for trends.
  • Create a list of possible post-graduation career paths. Get input from trusted advisors like the CDO, faculty, or alumni.

Explore Interests

  • Attend career related workshops and presentations through academic departments and the 7C Career Centers.
  • Research alumni career paths to learn career options. Use resources like Candid Career and LinkedIn for your research.
  • Talk with faculty about graduate school and fellowship options and recommendations.
  • Volunteer and take on leadership roles in your areas of interest.

Develop Skills

  • Do a practice interview in preparation for internship, fellowship, or graduate school interviews.
  • Continue to hone your networking skills through informational interviewing and attending career-related events.

Implement Your Plan

  • Complete a career-related internship or research position either through PCIP, SURP​ or on your own. For some industries, the summer following Junior year is the springboard for an opportunity in that field post-graduation.
  • Identify job listing sites in your field.
  • Determine your top post-graduation interest: graduate school, full-time position, fellowship, gap year, etc.
  • If considering graduate school, research programs and prepare for entrance exams.