The Office of Career Services

Enjoy Your Summer and Document Your Experiential Experience!

Dear Aggies,

As the summer begins, we encourage you to take this time to relax, recharge, and enjoy your break. Whether you're traveling, working, interning, or engaging in volunteer work, remember that every experience can contribute to your professional growth. Be sure to document your experiences, reflect on what you’ve learned, and think about how these experiences can enhance your career journey.

To help you stay on track, we have prepared a checklist tailored to each classification level. Follow these steps to ensure you’re making the most of your summer and preparing for the upcoming academic year.

We wish you a productive and enjoyable summer. Remember, the Office of Career Services is here to support you every step of the way. Make the most of your experiences and let them propel you towards a successful career.

Checklist for Professional Preparation

  • Explore Interests: Discover different career paths and majors that align with your interests.
  • Resume Draft: Start drafting a basic resume, including your high school achievements and any new experiences.
  • Network: Join student organizations or online communities related to your field of interest.
  • Volunteer: Engage in volunteer activities to build soft skills and give back to the community.
  • Career Services: Visit the Career Services website to familiarize yourself with available resources.

  • Skill Development: Identify and start developing skills required in your chosen field.
  • Internship Search: Begin looking for internship opportunities for the next summer.
  • LinkedIn Profile: Create or update your LinkedIn profile to start building your professional network.
  • Informational Interviews: Reach out to professionals in your desired industry to learn more about their career paths.
  • Career Services: Attend workshops and seminars offered by Career Services to enhance your job search strategies.

  • Professional Experience: Secure an internship or part-time job in your field to gain relevant experience.
  • Resume Update: Update your resume with new skills, experiences, and accomplishments.
  • Graduate School Research: If considering graduate school, start researching programs and preparing for required exams.
  • Career Fairs: Attend career fairs and networking events to connect with potential employers.
  • Mock Interviews: Schedule mock interviews with Career Services to practice your interviewing skills.

  • Job Search: Intensify your job search by applying to positions and networking with professionals in your industry.
  • Resume Refinement: Ensure your resume is polished and highlights your most relevant experiences.
  • Interview Preparation: Prepare for interviews by practicing common questions and researching companies.
  • Professional References: Secure references from professors, mentors, and previous employers.
  • Career Services: To finalize your job search strategies, utilize all available resources, including one-on-one career counseling.