Senior Career Planning Checklist
Read and complete the checklist for Juniors
- Submit your updated resume on-line with Griz eRecruiting. Through this service you are able to participate in the on-campus interviews, electronic resume referral system and access to the on-line job vacancy bulletin for full-time and internship opportunities.
- Continue to participate in the Ask-an-Alum Career Mentoring Program. Complete an informational interview with at least one Alumnus per semester (two Alumni total). You can search the Alums by job title or area. Talking to someone who is already in the profession is the best way to find out what working in that field will be like.
- Discuss career opportunities with faculty, friends and Alumni. Network, Network, Network!
- Read at least one book on the job search process and familiarize yourself with the information available in the Career Resource Library.
- Become an active member or leader in a professional organization related to your major.
- Attend the Big Sky Career Fair or Multi-State Educators’ Career Fair. Re-acquaint yourself with the organizations you met with last year and give them an updated resume. Also meet new companies to broaden your job search. 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. Attend these workshops to improve your resume, cover letter writing, interviewing skills and job search skills.
- Take advantage of a mock interview to help prepare for an upcoming interview. This helps to prepare answers to potential interview questions and give you experience interviewing to help ease your nerves. You will be ready for the real thing!
- Learn how to research a company by using the Career Resource Library and the Internet. Do your research before sending a resume and cover letter to the company.
- Remember, a counselor is available to assist you if you are having trouble or getting frustrated with your job search process. Make an appointment to review your career search strategy.
- Establish a credential file, a packet of information to send out to perspective employers from the Office of Career Services, especially if you are an education major. This is a professional, convenient, dependable system to aid you in the job application process.
- Schedule interviews with employers who are recruiting on campus. Use your Griz eRecruiting account to check the recruiters’ schedules and sign up for information sessions and interviews.
- Let the Office of Career Services know that you have successfully found a job. Celebrate that your years of hard work and career preparation have finally paid off. Congratulations!