Freshman Year

Encourage your student to visit Career Services.  We offer many tools and services to help your student discover and reach his/her career goals.

  • Career assessments (Focus 2, for those uncertain about what major to choose)
  • Career Counseling (one-on-one, by appointment)
  • Job Shadow Opportunities (for those who could use a firsthand glimpse at a career before choosing what to study)
  • Informational Interviews (similar to job shadowing, usually reserved for careers that don't allow for job shadows)

Encourage your student to explore What Can I Do with this Major?, a website connecting college majors to the various career paths to which they lead.

Encourage your student to begin building a resume.

Encourage your student to attend our annual Career Fair.

Encourage your student to explore Purple Briefcase, our online job board.

Encourage your student to meet with professors and academic advisors with your student.

Encourage your student to get involved in in campus organizations and activities.

Sophomore Year

Encourage your student to share his/her thoughts or concerns about career decision-making.

Encourage your student to see a counselor in Career Services if still undecided about a major or career path.

Encourage your student conduct informational interviews with friends and/or family who work in a field that interests him/her (We can provide your student with guidance beforehand.)  

Encourage your student to use the summer to gain career-related experience.

Encourage your student to complete a resume review with our office.

Encourage your student to attend our annual Career Fair.

Junior Year

Encourage your student to take classes and get involved in student organizations that will enhance academics and make her/him more marketable

Discuss career options with your student ? Remind your student about the Fall and Spring Career Fairs and other career fairs throughout the school year

Encourage your student to be begin building a professional network.

Networking events (offered by our office at various times throughout the year)

Experiential opportunities (such as volunteering, job shadows, information sessions, etc.)

Encourage your student to apply for several internships that relate to his/her major and are of interest to him/her.

At least one internship should be completed before graduating.

Encourage your student to complete a resume review with our office.

Encourage your student to attend our annual Career Fair.

Senior Year

Find out how you can help your student.  

Listen.

Provide information or professional contacts.

Answer questions or help find answers.

Support and encourage him/her during this stressful time.

Remind him/her that we are here and that we want to help.

Remind your student that it's important to have a resume ready to present to employers when the opportunity arises.

Encourage your student to begin early in his/her senior year. 

Job search

Graduate school decisions and applications

Encourage your student to attend our annual Career Fair.

Encourage your student to stay tuned to the many events and services we offer throughout the year.  (We're on Facebook, Twitter, and the web.) 

  • Networking events
  • Career-prep workshops
  • Information sessions with employers
  • On-site interviewing
  • Career Fair
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Counseling
  • Graduate School Planning