Senior Year

Senior Year

Senior Year: Succeed in the Workplace or Graduate School

During your senior year, connect with Experiential Learning and Career Management (ELCM) and make decisions about your post-graduate plans for employment or graduate school.  Here are some specific things you can do to become a fulfilled, educated professional in the field of your choice:

Early in the year meet with your advisor or one of our career counselors to plan your next step - full-time employment or graduate school.

Update your profile in MU Career Connection and access the employment database to explore hundreds of employers and job opportunities. 

Research employers in your field with online tools and resources and consider conducting informational interviews for networking.

Polish all your social media profiles and create a  LinkedIn, if you haven't already, to promote your Personal Brand.  Follow targeted employers and professional associations on social media.

Update your Resume and Cover Letter and have them critiqued.

Attend Career Week or Four Year Career Plan events to sharpen your job search skills.

Complete an internship and use the opportunity to build relevant experience and network with professionals in your field.

Participate in a Mock-Interview to prepare for Job Fairs and on-campus interviews.

Attend on campus and off-campus Job Fairs. Connect with employers and practice your interviewing and networking skills.

Attend Graduate School Fairs and information sessions to speak with graduate program coordinators and admisson counselors.  

Research graduate school programs, take graduate school admission tests early, and have your personal statement critiqued.

Join a professional association, like Lancaster Young Professionals, and Network, Network, Network! Get in touch with contacts you already have and share your post-graduation goals with as many people as possible. The more people that know what you're looking for, the better your chances for more opportunities to present themselves.