Will You Be Ready?
Will you be ready to start working or continue with further study once you graduate from Princeton? We have suggestions for what you can do each year-- freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior – but also a quick checklist of 6 essential things you need to know about as you prepare for life after Princeton.
- RESUME: You aren’t going anywhere without one. Learn how to write one and have it critiqued about once a year during an appointment, walk-ins, or Resume Days.
- COVER LETTERS: The jelly to the peanut butter that is your resume. Learn how to craft them and get them critiqued along with your resume.
- INTERVIEWING: Do you know what they’ll ask and what you’ll say? Learn about interviewing, then practice practice practice. You can also schedule a mock interview with a counselor anytime.
- DEVELOPING CONTACTS: Aka networking: a must-have skill that reaps rewards as soon as you start using it. Make sure you know how to contact alumni and how to communicate effectively with anyone you meet. Talk to us about using the Alumni Careers Network (ACN) and TigerNet Directory.
- INTERNSHIP SEARCH & JOB SEARCH: “Don’t I just log into TigerTracks?” There’s so much more to the internship/job search. Learn strategies and tips by attending a workshop or meeting with a counselor.
- GRAD SCHOOL PREP: Thinking of grad school, law school, or some other professional school in the future? Attend presentations in the fall or spring, and talk with a counselor about what you can do now to prepare. Open up a credentials file to store letters of recommendation, and stop by the Grad School Fair in the fall.