Career Planning for Juniors

Identifying Career Options  

  • Make an individual appointment with one of the career counselors  
  • Use Career Center online and print resources to research career options  
  • Develop a list a career options to explore 
  • Use FOCUS 2, located on VikingWeb, to explore job/career fields
  • Research potential employers in your area of interest 
  • Explore the Alumni Career Network, located on VikingWeb, Plan4Experience, for career  and employer information  
  • Conduct informational interviews with alumni, family and friends 
  • Network with professionals in your chosen field of study 
  • Conduct an internship search; talk with the Career Center about resources, process and paperwork; work with academic internship advisor to complete paperwork 
  • Attend academic departmental Career Conversation programs to learn about particular careers 
  • Participate in a Kaplan practice test drive to prepare for graduate school testing 
  • Utilize “What Can I Do with a Major In….?" to connect your major to your career.

Getting Experience  

  • Develop your resume and have it reviewed by a Career Center counselor 
  • Apply for appropriate undergraduate and graduate Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Attend relevant Career Center workshops on job search topics 
  • Continue on-campus & off-campus work that is related to your major 
  • Participate in an internship or research project related to your major 
  • Begin to build your professional wardrobe 
  • Participate in a student professional organization, attend a conference 
  • Sign up for a Mock Interview and attend the Etiquette Dinner 
  • Attend on- and off-campus career fairs to network with employers and learn about the types of jobs they offer 
  • Use the Berry Career Central to research potential jobs 

Exploring Graduate/Professional School Possibilities 

  • Participate in a Kaplan Test drive  
  • Attend a Graduate/Professional school workshop 
  • Talk with faculty members about graduate programs within your academic field 
  • Research/visit graduate school programs 
  • Begin to build your professional wardrobe