Theme: Assess and Refine Your
As you enter the second year you continue to develop as a
individual. Understanding how the college environment has
impacted your values, interests, personality and skills will help
you make more informed choices about your career direction.
- A once a semester check up with a career counselor will help
you monitor the connection between your changing interests, choice
of major and selection of career.
- Take an elective in a major you are considering
- Stay involved in student organizations
Once you have a list of many career titles that are potentially
good options for you, explore them in more detail.
- Continue to review career literature in the University library,
the University Career Services Library and on the internet
- Update your resume and have it reviewed by a career
- Talk with professors and advisors about required course work
and future career possibilities in majors of interest
- Contact a COACH and set up informational interviews
- Begin attending workshops on interview skills, cover letters,
the world of work and networking
- Attend all applicable Career Expos and Fairs employer panels
Once you have compared several potential occupations to what you
know about yourself and what you need in a career, you are in an
excellent position to narrow your list and focus on a clear goal.
- Secure an internship, get part time work, or volunteer in
an area of interest
- Obtain part time or summer employment in a field related to
your career interests
- Participate in the Shadowing Program
- Participate in InSIDE St. John’s (Internal Student Internship