Undergraduate Career Pathways Checklist

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Office of

Career

Development

The Bruder Center, 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA 19345

Undergraduate Career Pathways Checklist

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

___ Meet with OCD staff to discuss your interests, values, and abilities (Steps 1 & 2 of

iSucceed Career Development

Process Model

)

___ Meet with your advisor (Fall & Spring)

___ Join clubs/organizations/student activities/student government (e.g.

Cue & Curtain Players

Theatre,

Immaculatan

Newspaper) (Fall & Spring)

Attend Involvement Fair after Convocation (Fall)

Explore Work Study positions (Fall) o

Attend Work Study Job Fair (August)

Explore Emerging Leaders Program (Fall, see Greg Striano for details)

___ Meet your professors. Develop a relationship with them in and out of the classroom.

___ If

Undecided

, sign up for vocational testing at Office of Career Development (Fall)

Participate in

Major Decisions: The First Step in Your Career Plan

workshop

Utilize career resource library to research majors and careers

Meet with Career Services to learn more about the online FOCUS system

Enroll in Psych 100 (Spring)

___ Explore learning style profile (as discussed in FYE class) with OCD staff.

___ Explore Temperament profile (as discussed in FYE class) with OCD staff.

___ Attend Major/Minor Fair (Fall)

___ Participate in the Externship Program (Job Shadowing) (Spring)

___ Begin resume/cover letter preparation

___ Look for summer jobs or volunteer experiences relevant to your major.

___ Participate in career workshops & events

___ Participate in MacEd series

___ Declare a Major (Spring, Declaration of Major Week)

Phone: 610-647-4400, Ext.

3501

Fax: 610-640-1468 www.immaculata.edu

Office of

Career

Development

The Bruder Center, 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA 19345

Undergraduate Career Pathways Checklist

SOPHOMORE YEAR STUDENTS

___ Meet with OCD staff to discuss your career goals (Step 3 of

iSucceed Career Development Process Model

).

___ Explore a double Major or minor if you are interested (Fall & Spring)

___ Get involved in your major. Meet with your advisor on a regular basis to discuss opportunities within the department.

Participate in independent study opportunities or creative projects.

Join professional organizations relevant to your major. Student memberships are often offered at a reduced rate

(e.g. National Education Association).

Participate in Informational Interviews (e.g.

Utilize online FOCUS system.

TechTrek

for IT majors).

Utilize career library to gain more information about careers available within your major.

___ Explore leadership opportunities on campus (Fall & Spring) (Talk with Office of Career Development and Office of

Student Development & Leadership)

___ Learn Interviewing Skills via Career Workshops and mock interviews

___ Join clubs/organizations/student activities/student government (e.g. Fashion Club, Psychology Club)

(Fall & Spring)

___ Consider registering for electives that will increase your employability, making you more marketable and versatile.

(Fall & Spring)

___ Resume/Cover Letter Preparation

___ Attend career workshops & events

___ Research opportunities to study abroad

___ Participate in the Externship Program

___ Find a summer job/internship related to your major (Explore the College Central Network for jobs & internships- www.collegecentral.com/immaculata )

___ Volunteer

___ Participate in MacEd series

___ Participate in Sophomore Year Experience events (e.g.

Sophomore Escape

retreat and luncheon)

(Fall & Spring)

Phone: 610-647-4400, Ext.

3501

Fax: 610-640-1468 www.immaculata.edu

Office of

Career

Development

The Bruder Center, 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA 19345

Undergraduate Career Pathways Checklist

JUNIOR YEAR STUDENTS

___ Meet with OCD staff to discuss your career action plan and timeline (Step 4 of

iSucceed Career

Development Process Model

)

___ Connect with your academic department regarding internship requirements (OCD may serve as an additional resource)

___ Visit the Bruder Center to explore the employer binders and job/internship binders

___ Attend career fairs

___ Keep your resume updated!

___ Participate in a video taped Mock Interview

___ Participate in the Externship Program

___ Find a part-time/summer job related to your Major

___ Select business attire for interviews. See Office of Career Development for wardrobe tips.

___ Utilize the Career Resource Library to research occupations and graduate schools

Explore options for graduate or professional school. Consider 2-3 years of employment first to enhance learning.

Take graduate school practice tests and attend strategy sessions

Meet with your advisor to discuss graduate testing and application procedures.

Identify faculty who will serve as references for you for graduate school or employment.

___ Participate in career workshops

___ Participate in MacEd series

Phone: 610-647-4400, Ext.

3501

Fax: 610-640-1468 www.immaculata.edu

Office of

Career

Development

The Bruder Center, 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA 19345

Undergraduate Career Pathways Checklist

SENIOR YEAR STUDENTS

___ Obtain additional career counseling assistance (What to do after graduation?)

___ If planning to attend graduate school, complete all application materials and write a statement of purpose.

___ Network with friends, family, faculty, alumni, and others. Most jobs are found through networking.

___ Connect with your academic department regarding internship requirements (OCD may serve as an additional resource)

___ Tailor your resume for each position you plan to apply, and write cover letters for each application. Bring to

Office of Career Development for critique.

___ Read professional journals relevant to your field in order to stay on top of current trends. This may help you during interviews!

___ Visit the Bruder Center to explore the employer binders and job/internship binders

___ Attend on-campus and off-campus career fairs

Look for those specific to your field of interest (e.g. DVEC Teacher Job Fair)

___ Attend career workshops & events

Senior Career Social

(Spring)

___ Participate in the Externship Program

___ Analyze job offers based on Step 4 of the

iSucceed Career Development Model

. Career Services may assist you in making your decision.

___ Participate in career workshops

___ Participate in MacEd series

Phone: 610-647-4400, Ext.

3501

Fax: 610-640-1468 www.immaculata.edu

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