Although graduation may seem far away, Class Day will be here before you know it. Whether you are planning on graduate study, exploring fellowship or gap-year options, or looking to land your first job, Career Services can support you all along the way. Remember, too, that you can work with a counselor even after graduation. Here are some things to keep in mind for this year:
Applying to Grad School
- Attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair in November, and on-campus presentations offered by graduate and professional school representatives. [calendar]
- Discuss your application strategy and have your essays and personal statements reviewed by a counselor.
- Check deadlines, prepare applications, and have letters of recommendation sent to your Credentials File in Career Services.
Looking for a Job or Fellowship Option
- Check TigerTracks for job and fellowship postings as well as organizations coming on campus. Depending on the industry, your search may be focused on the fall or spring semester.
- Attend on-campus fairs to learn about employers and their opportunities: General Career Fair (October), Science and Technology Career Fair (October), and Non-Profit Fair (February). Off-campus fairs include the Engineering Consortium Fair (October) and the All-Ivy Environmental Fair (February/March).
- Review our website’s section on workplace fellowships. Many deadlines are in the fall.
- Attend the “Applying to Fellowships” presentation offered in the fall.
- Attend career panels and special programs throughout the year to hear alumni offer advice about what it is like to work in a wide range of career fields. Take advantage of alumni networking events.
- Use the Alumni Careers Network (ACN) to connect with alumni, talk about jobs of interest to you, and begin networking for the purposes of securing employment or exploring your options.
- Schedule an appointment with a counselor to clarify your interests and develop a plan of action.
- Consider using one of the assessment tools (MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory) offered through Career Services to help you understand how you work best. Talk with a counselor to make sense of interests, skills, and values as they relate to your career.
If you haven’t already…
- Update your Profile on TigerTracks to receive email targeted to your career preferences.
- Sharpen your job search and career-building tools. Have your resume and cover letters reviewed; practice interviewing skills; and discuss networking strategies with a counselor.
- Set up a Credentials File to store letters of recommendation for graduate school down the road.