Assess Yourself

  • Clarify your interests and values – discuss with the CDO how they connect to your post-graduation plans.
  • Examine the pros and cons of past experiences (internships, volunteer, research, co-curricular).

Explore Interests

  • Network with alumni and conduct informational interviews to learn about career paths and options.
  • Explore gap year opportunities or research your target industry and employers.
  • Update your Handshake profile. Identify key job search resources in your field.

Develop Skills

  • Have your résumé, cover letters, and personal statements reviewed by the CDO.
  • Refine your interviewing skills by signing up for a practice interview.

Implement Your Plan

  • Talk with trusted advisors and people in your field. Connect with professional associations.
  • Determine criteria for post-graduation plans and design search around those priorities.
  • Attend career fairs, info sessions, alumni panels and workshops.
  • Identify target organizations, grad schools and fellowships; focus your search efforts there.