Congratulations! Graduating with your Undergraduate or Graduate degree is no small feat.
Just as this is a time of celebration of joy, many experience concern or worry if they are not yet sure about what they will do next. Obtaining a full-time professional job is a common goal for many of our graduates, as is graduate school or taking some time off to explore.
Whatever you choose to do next, know that there is no right or wrong. What matters is that you do what is best for you and helps you meet your needs and expectations.
Whether your next step is graduate school, part-time or full-time employment, or something else, know that we are here to support you in your transition.
Check out the resources below for more info and insights!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I utilize the Career and Professional Development Center after graduation?
- A: Yes, Services are available to alumni.
- Q: How can I find a job with my major?
A: All majors prepare you for a variety of careers. It is important to consider the kinds of work you want to be doing, the environment in which you would like to be, and what your expectations are of the work. Connect with us and/or use our What Can I Do With This Major resource or Focus 2 to identify job titles.
- Q: What can I add to my resume if I do not have related work experience?
A: Check out our Resume Resources and use our Walk-In Hours to connect with us. We can provide feedback or discuss options. You can add class presentations/projects, volunteer work, paid and unpaid experiences. You have a lot to offer. Let us help you put it on paper.
- Q: Do employers hire recent graduates for internships?
A: More often than not, internships will require that you are a continuing student. This means that employers often hire current students for internships, not necessarily recent graduates. This is not always the case, but once you graduate we recommend looking for a variety of opportunities, not just internships.
- Q: How can I prepare for virtual events or interviews?
A: You can meet with us 1-1 or join our educational workshops. We do also have a page with archived videos as well as our YouTube page.
- Q: How can I prepare for interviews in general?
A: Utilize Big Interview to prepare. There is an educational section that shares valuable information related to interviews and a Practice session that allows you to record yourself answering the most common interview questions in a variety of industries. Check it out today! Connect with us for the Organization Code.