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Fourth-Year Career Checklist

Preparation

UConn Waterbury Office of Career Development: Rm. 228E

Hours: M 1-5, T,W, Th 8:30-5:00   203-236-9913 susan.hyde-wick@uconn.edu

Waterbury Career Web site: 

 

Academic

Meet with your advisor to ensure you have met graduation requirements

 

Discuss graduate school options with faculty. Peruse www.gradschools.com

 

Check timeline to apply to graduate school. Take entrance exams. Use gre.org for a practice test.

 

Join a professional organization (national/international) OUTSIDE of the University that is related to your course of study

 

Ask your professors and employers to serve as references or to write recommendations for you. Assist by providing a resume and possibly a job description. Please give your professors enough lead time!

 

Become a tutor in the Writing and Math Center to help others to improve their skills.

 

Activities/Leadership

 Assume leadership roles in professional associations outside of the university. Many have student memberships!

 

Assume leadership roles in the community,

 

Continue Leadership involvement: Apply to be an Admissions Assistant; help with summer registration

Participate in a multicultural event or program or volunteer in a community service program such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters or the Boys and Girls Club

 

Career Preparation

If you haven’t already, participate in an internship experience to get hands-on experience before you graduate! Online internship search: internships.uconn.edu

 

Register with HuskyCareerLink: for jobs and internships

 

Have your resume and cover letter reviewed at the Office of Career Develoment

 

Participate in Mock Interviews, available as scheduled

Attend Career Fairs! Join LinkedIn, Twitter, use Facebook to post a note or tag friends re: job search

 

Research Employers; develop an employer prospect list: onetonline.org

 

Plan a professional wardrobe that corresponds with the climate of your organization:

Do’s and Don’ts of Interview Attire: