4 Year Career Planning

A Guide for UMF Students

First Year:

  • Assess strengths and interests, join clubs, explore experiential learning and careers related to major.
  • Connect with career services to set up and explore job shadowing opportunities.
  • Attend career events & workshops.

Sophomore Year:

  • Create a resume and learn about the job search process.
  • Attend career events & workshops.
  • Consider domestic or international exchange.
  • Build skills with jobs & activities.

Junior Year:

  • Attend career events to build connections.
  • Plan an internship for senior year.
  • Start planning for graduate school (research schools, testing, fairs).

Senior Year:

  • Experiential learning/internship/student teaching.
  • Finalize resume and cover letter.
  • Do a mock interview with a counselor.
  • Finalize grad school plans.
  • Participate in career events.
  • Join the UMF Career Network on Facebook!