Junior Career Planning Checklist
Read and complete the checklist for Sophomores
- Activate an account with Griz eRecruiting at www.umt.edu/career/recruiting/ermain.htm and submit your resume, cover letter, and transcripts on-line. Continue to update this information as you complete coursework or have additional work experience.
- Continue to update your portfolio with current activities, references, letters of recommendation, and committee memberships (See Freshman and Sophomores checklists for more information.)
- Attend an information session or meet with someone from Internship Services to discuss opportunities to apply for an internship.
- Participate in the Ask-an-Alum Career Mentoring Program. Complete an informational interview with at least one Alumnus per semester (two informational interviews total). An informational interview is the best way to find out answers to the specific questions about particular careers or job titles.
- Read at least one book on internships or research a specific employer by using the Internet or resources available in the Career Resource Library.
- Take a position of leadership within campus clubs or organizations or in the community through service or volunteer organizations. Contact the Center for Leadership Development to ask about leadership programs.
- Attend the Big Sky Career Fair to inquire about internships or summer opportunities for the summer. Speak with different organizations and present your resume. This will help you gain skills in presenting yourself as a professional. Contact the Office of Career Services or visit their web site at www.umt.edu/career for additional information.
- Obtain a copy of the workshops held each semester available in the Office of Career Services or on their web site www.umt.edu/career. These workshops will help you with resume, cover letter writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies.
- Practice your interviewing skills with a videotaped Mock Interview. This will help you see how you appear to company recruiters and give you the opportunity to make changes before it is too late.
- If you are considering a graduate program, begin contacting graduate schools for additional information. Register to take the appropriate graduate exam at UM Testing Services. Prepare a graduate school essay, take a practice test in the Office of Career Services and meet with a counselor to discuss and review your application materials for graduate school.
- Over the summer, continue to update your resume on Griz eRecruiting and be aware of upcoming on-campus interview opportunities. Purchase and “wear in” your interview attire to make sure it fits properly and will be comfortable during interviews.
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