How do you find the right job or internship? Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time opportunities, on-campus or off-campus, you can count on the Career Design Center for advice and connections throughout your search.
Navigating job/internship opportunities can be a challenge but it’s all about the plan! Do you have a search plan?
What is a search plan?
Starting early, develop a plan of action, including goals, outcomes, methods, and a timeline. Create a method for tracking who you apply to, what stage of the application process you are in and how you followed up with each employer. Use the framework below to help you get started on your three steps.
What do you hope will happen due to your job or internship search? Answer the following questions below to help you figure out your plan.
What is your ultimate career goal (big picture for your career vision)? Answer the following questions below to help you figure out your goals.
What documents will you need for your job internship search? Answer the following questions below to help you figure out what you'll need before you start applying.
1. What documents do you already have?
2. Has anyone reviewed them? Hint: You can use VMock to review your resume or LinkedIn profile 24/7.
3. What documents do you still need to get?
4. How will you get them, and by when?
5. Are all your documents stored on a flash drive or in an electronic format?
What is your plan of action? What will you do to achieve your goals?
Write down the activity, date, time, and location of each action you'll take to achieve your vision.
This activity can be as simple as getting your resume or LinkedIn profile reviewed using VMock, attending events like STEAM Job + Internship Fair, or talking to an alum using LinkedIn.
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