September Career To-dos

We are rapidly approaching the beginning of the academic year. Classes start September 3rd! We’ve put together a mini to-do list for career related items that should be completed by the end of the September (or earlier). Here’s a full breakdown of career related items you can be working on during each year of your college career.

Freshman:

  • Come find us! We’re located in Solon Campus Center 22 (aka: The Wedge). You can also find us online at any, and all, of these locations: website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. I’d list our blog, too, but if you’re reading this, you’ve already found our blog. Kudos to you!
  • Attend one of the workshops on Sept 2nd sponsored by Career Services as part of Bulldog Welcome Week.
    • Land that Campus Job (will be presented twice)
    • Help! What do I Want to do for the Rest of My Life? (will be presented twice)
    • Building Your College Resume (9:45am)
    • Are You LinkedIn? (11am)

Sophomores:

  • Research careers related to your major. Check out the Follow-up of Majors, from our Graduate Follow-up Report, to see where recent UMD grads have landed jobs right out of college.
  • If you haven’t decided on your major, you can take one of our career assessments (Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and StrengthsQuest).

Juniors:

  • Update and polish your resume
  • Prep for upcoming career fairs (E-Fest for Science & Engineering is Sept 19 and Head of the Lakes Job & Internship Fair is Oct 3)
  • Consider possible internship sites

Seniors:

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