Post-Graduate Planning

Whether you decide to pursue graduate school or to begin your career, the sophomore year is the best time to start preparing for life after graduation. Keep in mind that college is as much about building your academic transcript as it is about developing competencies, such as collaboration, problem-solving, and leadership skills, to name a few. Transferable skills from your academics and experiences make you competitive when applying for an opportunity, a job, or a graduate program.

Resources and tools to guide your post-graduate planning:

  • Select the best academic program for you. Build the skills you need for your career goals or graduate program by choosing the best major for your interests and goals. Complement your major with a minor and/or certificate program to diversify your skill set and stand out from other candidates.
  • Explore Experiential Learning Opportunities. Learn about various types of experiential learning opportunities to identify which best builds your resume.
  • Prepare Your Application. Once you know which opportunity to pursue, learn how to create strong application materials, such as your resume and application essays.
  • Begin Building Your Professional Network. Understand the importance of building relationships with professors, peers, and professionals and how networking benefits your academic and professional career.