Resources for Graduating Seniors
Unclear about a career path? Confused? Want an overview?
- Look at our 3 Steps to Finding the Right Job or Career page.
Want to know about how to get a job? (This assumes you know what you're looking for.)
An internship during the semester is a wise idea, if you have not yet had an internship.
- See our Finding An Internship page.
Want to know more about a particular career field?
- Ten strategies, explained in detail.
- Tons of links to job sites.
Professional Work Fellowships for Graduating Students
Challenging, paid work experiences in the arts, communications, public policy and more.
Top Entry Level Employers
Helpful information on how to market yourself as well as a virtual career fair.
- How to figure out the career fields that will challenge and satisfy you (it'll make your job search a whole lot easier).
- 3 Steps - and you can work with a career advisor on it.
- Most of these provide either community living or room, board and a monthly stipend.
"Don't Compete. Create." Alternatives to the 9-to-5 Includes some excellent post-graduation opportunities in the arts, the outdoors, leadership, entrepreneurism and international.
The Successful Job Search - A New Graduate's Perspective
CampusCareerCenter.com - "Forget location, location, location. The new catchphrase should be "network, network, network." From classifieds to career centers, internships to informational interviews, I found my job search completely inconclusive. Then, I took the one action that would change my attitude and my approach...I picked up the phone."
Why Wait for a Job Offer? Create Your Own
"Something I have found that works well is creating your own job. Instead of waiting for someone to offer you a job, make one for yourself...."
The top five characteristics that employers seek in candidates, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employersâs Job Outlook report:
- Communication skills (oral, written)
- Teamwork skills (works well with others)
- Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
- Strong work ethic
Be sure to visit our Interview Skills pages. Polish your interview presence, or prepare for your first job.
All the resources and services of the Career Center are available to you for five years after you graduate:
Some excellent, non-traditional resources are available to you:
Looking for a job? Be sure to use these resources: