Attending college as a student is a huge cost, time commitment and burden. The rewards of attending college can lead to a career in your desired field as well as possibly a large paycheck. Students attend college in hopes of understanding their major by the time they graduate. What is the point of attending school if you do not have a plan to get that job by the time you are ready to leave and enter the work force?
So I am disclosing the four plan every student should live by in hopes of gaining a career after graduation!!
Start to ask questions, explore your options, spend time understanding your major.
- Acquaint yourself with your STAC’s Career Development’s webpage. This is a great place to find Job posting services like Spartan Jobs. There are great resources that are offered to students and alumni alike to help get you started.
- Make an appointment in the Career Development Office. The more they know your face the more they can help you in the future.
- Take serious note of the events, services, tests, and online that are offered in the Career Development office.
- Attend Career Fairs that are offered each semester at STAC.
- Become a leader on campus. This is a great way to build up your resume, gain many hard and soft skills, and make connections with the faculty, your peers and alumni
- Attend a Resume Writing Workshop, and write your first resume.
Spend time researching the steps and options you need to take:
- Schedule an appointment with the Career Development director or a Career Ambassador to bring your-self update about what need’s improvement in your career path.
- Update your resume. Once that is done you can bring it to the Career Development office to have it critiqued and revised.
- Attempt to look for Internships that relate directly with your career goals.
- Attend Career Fairs, research the attending employers and see if they meet your goals
- Look up new skills that employers look for in an intern and future employee.
Make concrete decisions, make definite steps!!
- Create a build a professional wardrobe, so you are ready to go on interviews and look professional for interviews
- Research potential employers and your job market.
- Schedule an appointment with a career services counselor to have your updated resume critiqued.
- Narrow your career interests. Know a direct path and career to follow.
- Ask for future references from former employers and professors.
- Consider the option of Graduate school, get information about their entrance exams.
Search! Go on Interviews!!! GET A JOB
- Make sure your resume is up to date!!! Have it reviewed by the Career Development Office to make sure there are ABSOLUTLEY no mistakes
- Brush up on your interview skills with and interview workshop OR Mock Interviews that are hosted during the fall semester.
- Under the realities of your expected job, from salaries, hours, big players in the field, the information of potential employers.
- Write a rough draft of a cover letter that can be revised for a variety of employers.
- Read up on the local news in your field, make sure you are aware of what is new in your field.
- Follow up on applications to meet with potential employers.
- If you are planning to go to graduate school, take graduate school entrance exams and complete applications.
- BE CONFIDENT! BE YOURSELF!! BE GREAT!!!