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Career Planning Timeline

 

Below is a recommended career planning timeline. The Career Services' team in conjunction with current alumni, have created this plan to assist current and future cadets with their career preparation/ future job placement. Alumni and current cadets who have utilized this timeline, have successfully completed all prerequisties for graduation, and secured full time employment opportunities within five months of graduation.

 

Freshman

 

  • Become active in extracurricular clubs and/or sports programs.
  • Meet your Career Coordinator to start and develop a career plan.
  • Attend Career Fairs and industry/company presentations.
  • Develop a four year plan regarding your career intentions and options.
  • Write your resume and cover letter.

 

Sophomore

 

  • Attend the Career Conversation Series.
  • Meet with your Career Coordinator to adjust career plan.
  • Attend Career Fairs / On-Campus recruitment program.
  • Consider your Internship/sea training II options and timeframe for applying.
  • Network as much as possible.
  • Complete a summer internship / Co-Op.

 

Junior

 

  • Attend the Career Conversation Series (transfer students)
  • Attend Career Fairs / On-Campus recruitment program.
  • Develop leadership and work-related skills through campus clubs and activities.
  • Practice mock interviewing techniques.
  • Update resume, cover letter and references and continue to get letters of recommendation
  • Join a professional organization.
  • Complete a summer internship / Co-Op.
  • Meet with your Career Coordinator to adjust career plan.
  • Acquire interview clothes.
  • Review graduate school options and application timeline.

 

Senior

 

  • Attend Career Fairs / On-Campus recruitment program and INTERVIEW.
  • Establish a timeline for job-searching, interviewing, GRE test dates, etc. to secure employment or graduate school admission upon graduation.
  • Expand your connections by networking.
  • Research potential employers.
  • Meet with your Career Coordinator to adjust career plan.
  • Write long term and short term career goals.

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Contact Career Services

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Contact Information:

Wendy Higgins
Director of Career Services
(707) 654-1194
whiggins@csum.edu
www.linkedin.com/in/whiggins1

Leora Hodes
Career Coordinator
(707) 654-1077
lhodes@csum.edu

Ryan Scheidemantle
Career Coordinator
(707) 654-1072
rscheidemantle@csum.edu

Ryan Rodriguez
Career Coordinator
(707) 654-1196
rrodriguez@csum.edu

Tess Luna
Career Services Office Assistant
(707) 654-1071
tluna@csum.edu


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Last updated: 6/1/20