May 18, 2017

Summer 2017 Career Strategy Plan

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Image result for got internshipSummer plans for every graduate student should include time set aside to focus on your career path. If you landed an internship – congratulations! However, there is still work to do, including networking with your new colleagues. If you are still on the internship hunt, make an appointment in CMO and we can assist you with your internship strategy. CMO has organized a list to streamline your career strategy plan for the summer months.

June 2017
·  Attend a networking event facilitated by the community:

 Join a group that aligns with your career focus and get involved:

July 2017
·         Create, or revisit, your target company list:

  •  Find contacts (alumni if possible) currently working at the company and request a 30 minute informational meeting or phone call
  • Only reach out to one person at each company to start
  • In preparation for meetings, research trends in the industry and recent news items
  • For more research tips go to the Document Library within CareerLink and review:
  • Company Research Resources
  • Kelvin Smith Library – Business Source Complete Search Strategy (2016)
  • Volunteer with a professional group in the community (see list above in June)
  • Update your resume with internship or volunteer experience from the summer

August 2017
  •  Check CareerLink weekly for new opportunities
  • Create job alerts on Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Indeed, etc., but remember, quality over quantity is best when applying
  • Attend a networking event (see list above in June)
  • Reach out to classmates (current and graduates) to see how their career path is going and trade tips

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