Examine the possibilities for the future
Congratulations on successfully completing Freshman year! An important milestone in the university experience has been crossed. Now it is time to begin another important aspect of your career management program. It is time to examine more closely industries, professions, skills, and workplace cultures that are a fit as your grow professionally.
Next: Go to Academic Roadmap for Sophomores | Career Roadmap for Juniors
Develop a career plan and set it in motion
Refine personal brand to ensure it aligns with career plan
Upload updated resume into Argyros Connect
An approved resume is a document that outlines the student’s skills, education and experiences. Approved means that the resume is ready to be seen by employers and is posted on the Argyros connect system at the Argyros School.
Take-Away: Students will complete a one page chronological resume outlining basic skills, education and work experience. In addition students should complete a one page cover letter detailing job interests and qualifications directed towards a specific employer and/or job.
How: Generally resume development requires several iterations. The Undergraduate Business Career Center has appointments available on Argyros Connect as well as drop-in hours. When a student’s resume is ready for an official review they will upload it to Argyros connect for approval before the resume will post. In addition the following resources are available:
Create a LinkedIn profile and begin to build professional network
Sophomore to Junior Summer: Add to experience through job, internship, volunteer opportunity, or leadership role
A successful internship experience adds to student’s ability to enter and progress professionally in the future. It provides important perspective to the student’s understanding of how a specific industry or job type fits for them. Employers identify previous work experience as essential in their hiring decisions.
Take-Away: Students will obtain valuable experience and resume building material. Students will be prepared to take on progressively more responsible job duties which will build on their previous experiences.
How: Students should complete the Internship Template outlining summer work experience, lessons learned, and next steps in communicating with employer.
Students should also complete an Internship Evaluation Form. A summer-end evaluation completed by the student intern to describe and evaluate internship experience from a number of viewpoints.