If you haven’t done an internship, or study abroad yet; this is the year to start planning. This year is also the time to really think seriously about the skills and abilities that will make you a competitive applicant to employers or graduate schools.
Checklist to make your Junior Year a career success:
- Explore internships, co-ops, practicum or job shadows.
- Keep up with your academics.
- Identify at least 5 career options you want to explore this year.
- Jump into leadership roles on campus.
- Plan Study Abroad.
- Identify mentors.
- Refine your resume. Get a resume critique from the HBCU career center.
- Google yourself and clean up digital footprint on social media.
- Get a LinkedIn account and join LinkedIn groups like The HBCU Career Center.
- Attend campus and alumni networking events.
- Start exploring entrepreneurship or small business ownership
- Schedule career center events such as career fairs or workshop.
- Sign up for student membership in professional associations.
- Focus on improving interview skills, do mock interviews, on-campus interviews and set up informational interviews.
- Explore study abroad or Alternative Spring Break experiences for spring break or summer.
- If grad school is on your mind, start your research. Go to grad school fair.
- Start thinking about interview attire and business meal etiquette.
Junior Year Career Resources
- Jobs and Internships
- Connect with The HBCU Career Center on Facebook
- Connect with The HBCU Career Center on Twitter
- Interviewing Tips and Articles
- Resume Writing Tips and Articles
- What Employers Want from New Grads – Get Prepared!
- Job Search Strategy Tips
- Study Abroad Information and Articles
- Why Internships?