Third Year

Discover Job Opportunities

During your third year, connect with The Career Center and potential employer partners or graduate school representatives.  Here are some specific things you can do to become a fulfilled, educated professional in the field of your choice:

Complete your profile in Handshake and connect with our employer partners.

Conduct focused informational interviews for job-related information and networking. Access the Occupational Outlook Handbook for information about careers, educational requirements, salaries, working conditions, and more.

Update your resume and have it reviewed by a Career Center staff member.  We have drop-in hours and also conduct resume feedback sessions by email.  Use social media platforms like LinkedIn to continue to develop your personal brand. Personal branding is when you market yourself and your experience as a "brand" -- it's how you stand out from a crowd by identifying and expressing your unique values, skills an abilities in a consistent way, across all media platforms (print, virtual, etc.).

Meet with a Career Center career coach or attend our informational sessions and programs to learn about topics ranging from resume and cover letter writing to internship searching and interviewing skills. 

Get involved! Participate in on and off-campus student organizations to develop your leadership and interpersonal skills, including student chapters of professional associations.

Practice articulating what you are studying and why, and the skills you've developed through your academic and experiential learning activities.  Look for opportunities to complete volunteer and service activities.

Register for an academic internship to engage in a professional experience at an organization.  Develop new skills and learn about a field or industry that complements your classroom learning. 

Attend the fall and spring job and internship fairs. Get the most out of the opportunities they provide to connect with employers and practice your interviewing and networking skills. 

Begin your graduate or professional school selection and admission process, research and prepare for graduate exams, begin drafting a personal statement.  Attend graduate school fairs to collect information and speak with admission representatives from a variety of different graduate programs and schools.