Four Year Timeline

You

First Year
Self Assessment

Get involved in extracurricular activities and gain valuable experience.

Get oriented and complete your Profile in CareerConnect, CCPA's job, internship, and event system.

Get to know the CCPA by following them on Facebook and reading the monthly CCPA newsletter.

Attend CCPA events to learn about career possibilities.

Meet with a Career Counselor.

Attend the "NFP in Philadelphia" career fair to learn about the not-for-profit/public service sectors.

Do at least one informational interview with alumni who work in a field that might interest you.

Sophomore Year
Exploring Options

Explore career fields by talking with family, friends, alumni and the counselors at CCPA.

Learn about possible career paths by visiting the "What Can I Do With My Major" and "Career Resources by Field" pages.

Read and subscribe to "The Year After" sophomore blog.

Participate in the Extern Program.

Attend the Career Information Days.

Choose a major after talking with faculty, your advisor and students in that major.

Think about junior year abroad and possible sophomore summer research and internship opportunities.

Do at least one informational interview with alumni who work in a field that might interest you.

Get involved on campus through leadership roles in clubs and committees.

Prepare a resume and have it reviewed by a career advisor.

Junior Year
Gaining Experience

Prepare a resume - Have it reviewed by a career advisor.

Gain firsthand career experience through an internship.

Build job search skills by attending CCPA Workshops.

Connect with alumni at panels and events on campus and the Career Connectors group on LinkedIn.

Do a mock interview.

Continue to build transferable skills and gain leadership experience through clubs and committees

Do at least two informational interviews with alumni who work in a field that might interest you.

Participate in the Extern Program.

Senior Year
The Job / Graduate School Search

Applying to graduate or professional schools? Take appropriate tests, meet with faculty and advisors and prepare applications, meeting all deadlines. Attend the relevant programs.

Participate in an Orientation to the Recruiting Program.

Update your resume so it is targeted to desired career fields. Have your resume reviewed by CCPA.

Open a credentials file and make sure that your letters of recommendation are included.

Apply to and Interview for positions in chosen field(s) with organizations on and off campus. Utilize CareerConnect, additional , the formal Recruiting Program, Selective Liberal Arts Consortium Recruiting Days, Career Fairs, and network with alumni for the most effective job search.

Meet with a career advisor early to talk about what you might want to do next year and to develop a plan to make it happen.

Connect with alumni at panels and events on campus and the Career Connections group on LinkedIn.

Do a mock interview.

Participate in our virtual fairs: Fall Virtual Fair, Fall Graduate School Fair and spring Virtual Recruiting Days.