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The “4 year plan” for student success

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President Burrage at graduation ceremony.

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Here at the Career Center, we have what we call “The 4 Year Plan.” It breaks down the steps you need to take during your academic career here at Southeastern. If you follow them correctly, you will be immensely successful in your hunt for the career that you want.

Your freshman year is all about self-assessment. This is the foundation of your career path. This includes getting involved in the university to figure out what it is you enjoy doing. Another big one is cleaning up your social media, this is a hard one for a lot of people because social media can extend into so many different things.Visit the Career Management Center and meet the staff

  • Learn about your skills, interest, abilities and values through assessments
  • Get Involved! Student organizationscan add valuable skills
  • Clean up and manage your social media accounts
  • Attend a CMC workshopand learn what we have to offer
  • Learn how to build a resume and create one of your own
  • Get volunteerexperience
  • Find a part-time job – on campusor off campus.

Your sophomore year you really start to sharpen the focus by getting in the career center more often, to have things looked over, like your resume. Also, don’t forget to get involved!Get Involved!  Southeastern has over 50 student organizations; join one related to your interests and your major

  • Lead!  Take a leadership role or committee position in a student organization
  • Network!  Building relationships is one of the best things you can do
  • Sign up for aHireSEGrads account
  • Get volunteerexperience
  • Attend CMCworkshops
  • Schedule an appointment with the CMC to review your resume
  • Review and update your Linkedin, and me
  • Clean up and manage your social media accounts
  • Attend employer information sessions
  • Find a part-time job – on campusor off campus
  • Identify internship opportunities, if possible, complete one after your sophomore year

Your junior year is where you start career preparation. You should start to build your personal network and build your own connections with people and businesses.

  • Get Involved!  Southeastern has over 50 student organizations; join one related to your interests and your major
  • Lead!  Take a leadership role or committee position in a student organization
  • Network!  Building relationships is one of the best things you can do
  • Sign up for a HireSEGradsaccount
  • Attend CMC workshops, like Mock Interviews or Etiquette Dinner
  • Schedulean appointment with the CMC to review your resume
  • Review and update your Linkedin and meaccounts
  • Clean up and manage your social media accounts
  • Attend Career Fairs and employer information sessions
  • Purchase an interview outfit. Think conservative
  • Consider graduate school and get information on the application process
  • Become familiar with potential employers and develop an employer prospect list
  • Apply for internships, summer employment, or part time work which relates to your career interests – Be assertive

As a senior, you are in the implementation stage. You’ll soon be out of college and in your career.

  • Get Involved!  Southeastern has over 50 student organizations; join one related to your interests and your major
  • Lead!  Take a leadership role or committee position in a student organization
  • Network!  Building relationships is one of the best things you can do
  • Review and update your Linkedin and meaccounts
  • Clean up and manage your social media accounts
  • Attend as many CMC workshopsas necessary
  • Schedule an appointment with CMC to review your resume and cover letter
  • Check out your interview style – need a mock interview for practice? Just ask us!
  • Attend Career Fairs and employer information sessions
  • Research potential employers and update your employer prospect list
  • Use your HireSEGradsfor prospective jobs
  • Go on interviews, evaluate offers, and accept your first professional job before you graduate.
  • Remember, the CMC is here for you as an Alumni, too

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