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:

Meet with your advisor to plan your next step - full-time employment or graduate school.

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

Research employers in your field with online tools and resources.

Polish all your social media profiles, like LinkedIn, 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.

Attend on campus and off-campus Job Fairs. Get the most out of the opportunities they provide to connect with employers and practice your interviewing and networking skills. 

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

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

Take graduate school admission tests early, have your personal statement critiqued.