Four-Year Roadmap

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Freshman Year

  • Meet with a Career Counselor to create your college resume and learn about on-campus jobs.
  • Login to Handshake to complete your profile, select career interest areas, view on campus and off campus employment opportunities and upcoming events (you can login by using your CBU ID# and InsideCBU password).
  • Attend a LinkedIn Seminar and create a LinkedIn profile to keep track of your college accomplishments and begin researching CBU alumni career paths by major.
  • Visit What Can I Do With This Major? to understand how your choice of major will affect your job search.
  • Gain clarity about your personality, career interests, and strengths by taking a career assessment, at FOCUS 2. 
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor via Handshake to discuss your career interests and explore internship opportunities.
  • Follow @cbucareercenter on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on events, resources, and opportunities.
  • Consider how you will spend your Look for summer job and internship opportunities that could develop you, your network, and help you determine what industries you might be interested in.

 

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Sophomore Year

  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor via Handshake to incorporate your summer activities into your current resume, Handshake and LinkedIn profiles.
  • Login to Handshake to update your profile, re-select career interest areas, view on and off-campus employment opportunities and upcoming events.
  • Attend Career Fairs, employer presentations, and recruiting sessions to explore job and internship opportunities from companies that recruit at CBU.
  • Research and apply for internships or jobs to gain experience and give you more insight regarding your desired
  • Continue networking with CBU alumni and employers that you have connected with on LinkedIn, Handshake and at Career Fairs.

 

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Junior Year

  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor via Handshake to incorporate your summer job and volunteer experience into your current resume, Handshake, and LinkedIn profiles.
  • Continue networking with CBU alumni and employers that you have connected with on LinkedIn, Handshake, and at Career Fairs.
  • Attend Career Fairs, employer presentations, and recruiting sessions to explore job and internship opportunities from companies that recruit at CBU.
  • Attend the Graduate School Fair and informational sessions to gain insight about admission requirements, summer programs, and fellowship opportunities.
  • Apply for internships that can provide academic and professional experience related to your career goals.
  • Enroll in an internship/practicum course to receive academic credit for your experience.
  • Practice and sharpen your interview skills by scheduling a Mock Interview at the Career Center.
  • Begin cultivating an online brand for yourself. Follow organizations, companies, and leaders that spark your interest on social media.

 

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Senior Year

  • Meet regularly with a Career Counselor to conduct mock interviews and develop your networking strategy, seeking feedback on your professional communication and presence.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor via Handshake to make finishing touches on your current resume, Handshake and LinkedIn profiles.
  • Attend Career Fairs, employer presentations, and recruiting sessions to explore job and opportunities from companies that recruit at CBU.
  • Attend the Graduate School Fair and Informational sessions to gain insight about admission requirements, summer programs and fellowship opportunities.
  • Create a measurable job search strategy and being the process. Log onto Handshake and LinkedIn daily to see and apply to new job postings or set an alert to receive notifications as they post.
  • Share your success story with the Career Center and get featured as a "Hired" student on our social media platforms and around campus!
  • Stay in contact with CBU to know of upcoming alumni events and attend a Career Fair as an employer.

 

All of our services are offered to you as an alumnus, we would love to help you continue to develop professionally after graduation.