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Third-Year Career Checklist

Exploration

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

Discuss internship and study abroad possibilities with your professors

 

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

 

Take the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc. Utilize gre.org to take a practice test and see grad school options

 

Ask your professors and employers to serve as references or to write recommendations for you. Assist them by providing a resume.

 

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

 

Visit the Writing and Math center (library) to improve your academic success skills. If you are doing well in these areas, inquire about being a tutor yourself!

 

Activities/Leadership

If you have not yet joined a club/organization or community service activity on-campus, do it now! Agencies and organizations hiring entry-level employees prefer a high level of involvement

 

Assume leadership roles in the clubs or organizations to which you belong

 

Participate in a multicultural event or program: attend the Community Organization Fair

 

Continue Leadership involvement: Apply to be an Orientation Leader at Student Services

 

Career Exploration

Have your updated resume reviewed at the Office of Career Development.

 

Attend an Internship Information Session to complete your first internship by the summer following your junior year. Online internship search: internships.uconn.edu

 

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

 

Plan a professional wardrobe consistent with the organizational culture of where you are applying.

Do’s and Don’ts of Interview Attire:

Participate in Mock Interviews-must schedule appointment at the Office of Career Development

 

Obtain a “Job Search Guidebook” available on the rack outside the Office of Career Development

 

Register with HuskyCareerLink: Create a search