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Third-Year Career Checklist


UConn Waterbury Office of Career Development: Rm. 228E

Hours: M 1-5, T,W, Th 8:30-5:00   203-236-9913

Waterbury Career Web site:



Discuss internship and study abroad possibilities with your professors


Discuss graduate school options with faculty.


Take the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc. Utilize 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!



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:


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