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Four Year Career Guide

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University of the incarnate word 4-year Career Development Initiative

 

Career Services & Professional Development has partnered with various offices across campus to create an initiative to help students create and enhance their 4-Year Career Development Plan. Our office offers programs and services for students in each classification to foster self-awareness, encourage major and career exploration, and provide the proper resources to increase student employability and Cardinal Career readiness!

  • FRESHMAN
    • Sign up for Cardinal Careers to stay informed on career development workshops and networking opportunities as well as having access to countless jobs and internships

    • Visit Career Services to check out available career resources, assistance with work-study positions, and help identifying potential majors

    • Get involved in student organizationscommunity servicecampus activities, and community events that you find interesting and that are related to your career goals

    • Start your resume! Keep track of your jobs, awards, class projects, and campus involvement

    • Seek internship or part-time job opportunities related to your potential major/career goals

    • Visit Cardinal Careers to browse through current job and internship openings

  • SOPHOMORE
    • If you still haven't chosen a major, visit  Career Services to take one of our career assessments
    • Continue your involvement in extracurricular activities and volunteer opportunities, especially those related to your major/career
    • Keep updating your resume and start tailoring your document to apply for internships
  • JUNIOR
    • Narrow your career choices and meet with a Career  Advisor to discuss your decisions early in the year
    • Develop your resume and cover letter and have it reviewed by Career Services on  Cardinal Careers 
    • Secure an internship position in your field by visiting Cardinal Careers
      • If receiving class credit for internship be sure to come by the Career Services office in AD 112 to pick up an INTERNSHIP PACKET!
    • Attend the annual Career Fair (Many employers are seeking interns and part-time employees)
    • If you are considering graduate school, start your research and collecting information related to testing requirements and due dates (Your Career Advisor can give you tools on how to begin this search)
  • SENIOR
    • Visit a Career Advisor the semester before you graduate to formulate a job search plan
    • Refine your resume and schedule appointment for mock interviews with your Career Advisor for job search/graduate school preparation
    • Do a mock interview with Career Services to polish your interview skills
    • If continuing on to graduate school, take any admission tests and get your applications in EARLY!
    • Let Career Services know where you're going after graduation by completing a brief survey and returning it to AD 112
  •  GRADUATE STUDENTS
     
    • Update resume with recent employment information and education
    • Start developing your LinkedIn page to further define your career experiences and current educational goals
    • Networking: This will be KEY when looking to move up in your current field or change career fields completely, attend Career Development Workshops to meet with employers/recruiters and stay up-to-date on your career plan.
    • Schedule regular appointments at least once a semester with a Career Advisor to tailor your career goals
    • Conduct Informational Interviews with professionals in your chosen field

 

To schedule an appointment just call 210-829-3931 OR come by our office in the Student Engagement Center, Suite 3030