TIMELINE FOR CAREER SUCCESS A Year-by-Year Approach Junior Year What could I do? Get immersed in your major! How do I do this? Learn about more ways to satisfy your interests and use your CSM education. Plan out your courses to see if a double major, minor, or grad school would be good for you. Use the CSM Career Center! Be ready for all Career Center events including Workshops and Info Sessions. Attend Career Day! Keep your resume up-todate with new skills, jobs. Improve your applications, heighten your interview skills and increase your success. Find a great job for next summer – possibilities are in government, industry, or even doing exciting research at CSM, other universities! Learn to write a great cover letter so you really stand out for employers. Consider a Co-Op! Do a search in DiggerNet for a position called “Co-Op” – these mean a 6 month work interval, with increased responsibility. Build your life and your credentials! Where are resources to help me? You can still benefit from assessments Mines has online to help students become more clear about your future career – you know the what; now figure out the best how to use your major/degree. Another great career information resource to see how your major can translate to actual work in the real world is Sloan Cornerstone Center. Consider a minor such as BELS, Energy, Public Affairs by looking in the Registrar’s Bulletin. Think about the 5-year B.S./M.S. program. First semester of Junior year is the time to begin your application process with the Graduate Studies Office. Upload a new Resume on DiggerNet through your Trailhead > Student Resources > Student Services > DiggerNet LogIn > My Account > My Documents Be sure DiggerNet has your correct major and grad date – let us know if we need to change it. Check Info Sessions & Other Events for Workshops, Information Sessions, and other Career Events including Career Day; RSVP. Submit applications according to instructions via Interviews I Qualify For and through the Job Search feature for employers who are conducting interviews on our campus. Research companies in Who Wants My Major from the Career Day Guide and take many of your resumes to Career Day. Be sure you know the complete details and see if a Co-Op is right for you. You must have completed 3 semesters at Mines, carry a minimum of 2.0 GPA, and find a job with work assignment of sufficient quality and value to equate a 300-level course. For an explanation of the program, visit the Career Center. Talk with the Career Center to get all the details. Please note: the Co-Op usually involves a semester away from campus (Fall or Spring plus the adjacent Summer) and may affect your graduation date. You must complete a Co-Op and return to CSM with at least one semester remaining before you graduate. Network with family, faculty, friends! Get involved to provide yourself with work/life balance and to demonstrate your strong qualities of leadership and teamwork. Have fun! Why do this? Your major has many career opportunities – various industries, job locations and work settings, the chance to do research, or get into management, teaching…. Any of these can be in your future. Check it out for greatest job satisfaction! This might be the most important year for you to meet employers and apply for great internships. You will want to be ready to make a great first impression and move your career goals forward! Financially and emotionally, it can be great to do relevant work in the summer after Junior year. Co-Ops differ from internships in several ways: o longer time o contracts and pre-approval by the department o forms signed prior to start o academic credit earned when requirements completed. Employers value people who are involved in life.