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