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Students benefit from career coaching throughout their entire college career.  Developing your career is a process.

Click the tabs above to see the career services timeline that is recommended for you.

Freshman Year: Know Thyself

Explore Your Options:
  -  Meet with your career and academic advisors to discuss majors, minors, and career options.



Identify Your Passion:
  -  Assess your personality, interests, values, and skills using FOCUS as a free resource.  Visit: go.iupui.edu/focus

 

Begin Building Your Resume:
  -  It’s likely the one you start with will not be the same you graduate with. Get a head start on creating your perfect resume!



Get Involved:
  -  Be an active participant of an interesting club or organization on campus, in the community or both!



Connect Classroom Experience with Real World Experience
  -  Search for summer jobs and internship opportunities related to your career interests. Short or Long term, it all counts!



Sophomore Year:  Explore What’s Out There

Meet with Your Career Advisor:
  -  Learn how to link your majors and minors to various career options.



Update Your Resume:
  -  Highlight your first year experiences and accomplishments.



Network with Employers and Alumni:
  -  Connect with employers at campus events and find mentors.



Stay Involved
  -  Consider taking a leadership role in a club or organization.



Begin Exploring Internships
  -  Use career.iupui.edu to identify and apply for internships that seem interesting to you.
  -  Start to build practical work experience!



Junior Year:  Get Experience

Stay Focused on Your Goals:
  -  Employers and graduate schools pay attention to your GPA and participation in leadership/volunteer activities.



Plan for Life After College:
  -  Meet with your Academic and Career Advisors as you plan for your last year of college and beyond.



Continue Pursuing Internships:
  -  A resume with diverse experiences will catch the attention of employers and graduate schools.



Broaden your perspective
  -  Consider studying abroad or adding an additional minor.



Get Ready, Set, GO!
  -  Polish your resume, cover letter, and develop a 30 second infomercial about yourself to make the most of the career fairs.
  -  Gather information about employers, industries, and programs of interest to make well-informed career decisions.



Senior Year:  Search and Transition

Utilize Career Services:
  -  Meet with your Career Advisor to review successful search strategies as you apply for jobs/graduate programs.



Enhance Your Visibility with Employers and Graduate Schools:
  -  Consider participating in on-campus recruiting, career and graduate school fairs and other campus events.



Refine Your Resume and Cover Letter:
  -  Your resume and cover letter are essential components of your job search – be sure they are targeted and error free before you apply.



Practice Your Interviewing Skills:
  -  Schedule a mock interview with a Career Advisor, an employer or your mentor.



Create Your Professional Image:
  -  Transition from student to polished professional – dress for success and market yourself with confidence.



Nurture Your Professional Network:
  -  Use your professional network for support, leads, and encouragement as you explore post-graduation opportunities.