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Career Planning for Freshman
Freshman Career Central
Freshmen Success CheckListCommunity Enrichment Series - Career-related eventsJob/Internship FairsSet up a Career Advising AppointmentResume, Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae - Samples available in our office
Location: Library 2nd Floor, Suite 211 contact firstname.lastname@example.orgHours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., evenings by appointment. Benefits of using the office: free! assess your interests, skills! plan for your future! Choose or change your major, career counseling!
FIRST YEAR – FRESHMAN
Familiarize yourself with the university resources and support systems.
Get to know your professors, especially in your field of interest.
Know what’s going on – on-campus: Read fliers,SFU email, OrgSync, Social Media, and the online Troubadour newspaper.
Join an organization to begin your professional development.
Schedule an appointment with Career Services to talk about your major & what you can do with it.
Attend Career Fairs and other related career events/workshops.
Begin to develop your resume. Get samples and assistance from Career Services.
Think about applying for positions on campus (work study, tutor, volunteer, etc.
Set-up a LinkedIn profile to start developing your professional online presence.
Set privacy settings on your other social media accounts.
Activate your College Central Network account.College Central is a major job/internship searching site that can help students find full-time and part-time jobs, summer jobs, or internships.
If unsure about your major, schedule an appointment with Career Services and take a career test. Meet with a trained career counselor.
Towards the end of your Freshman year, start thinking about internship positions for the summer and/or for the fall semester of your sophomore year. Students should complete at least one internship during their collegiate career.
Remember: if you don’t know, ask! If you’re concerned or overwhelmed, seek assistance!
Career Services Office,Saint Francis University
Library 2nd Floor, Suite 211,814-472-3019