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Begin your college career by establishing your personal career plan. Review the checklist to determine what items you will complete during each year of your college experience. This is your plan of action - each opportunity you choose will allow you to build your experience and strengthen your resume for the job search.

Download a copy of the Four Year Career Plan

Year One - Explore

Year Two - Discover

Year Three - Connect

  • Seek a leadership position(s) with a student organization.
  • Gather information on summer learning opportunities like study abroad and community projects.
  • Start narrowing your career choices by speaking with faculty, family, friends, and peers.
  • Select elective courses and minors that will enhance your goals and help you develop new skills.
  • Secure an internship and keep track of your accomplishments. Talk to the Internship Coordinator to determine if the experience can be used for credit.
  • If attending graduate/professional school, start researching admission requirements and preparing for standardized tests (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, etc.)
  • Build practical experience through academic research and class projects.
  • Begin asking faculty and professional contacts for permission to use them as a professional reference.

Year Four - Achieve

  • Polish your resume and have it reviewed by a professional in the Career Development Center.
  • Gather information and contacts by attending Job Fairs and Workshops and by building your network through LinkedIn.
  • Join appropriate professional organizations to meet other professionals in your field.
  • Check CareerLink and other job boards regularly for professional job postings.
  • Use contact names (found through networking) as liaisons to the company to search beyond the specific advertised job.
  • Make an appointment for a mock interview with the Career Development Center or practice interviewing with a visiting employer, friends, or family.
  • Research salary and cost of living using Glassdoor and other online resources.

Career Development Center Events

Coffee at the Clock Tower

Coffee at the Clock Tower

October 26th, 2021

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Alcohol Screening Day

Alcohol Screening Day

October 26th, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Spectrum Fall 2021 Meetings

Spectrum Fall 2021 Meetings

October 26th, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Men’s Basketball vs. Simmons College of Kentucky

Men’s Basketball vs. Simmons College of Kentucky

October 26th, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Haunted IUS Walking Tour

Haunted IUS Walking Tour

October 26th, 2021

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Alcohol Screening Day

Alcohol Screening Day

October 27th, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Command G Club First Meeting FA2021

Command G Club First Meeting FA2021

October 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Musician John Rush

Musician John Rush

October 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Access to Success Fall Social

Access to Success Fall Social

October 27th, 2021

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

IUS SPECTRUM Health

IUS SPECTRUM Health

October 27th, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Pre-Connect Study

Pre-Connect Study

October 28th, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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New Albany, IN 47150
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