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Here are some tips for making the most out of your Fourth Year at Ithaca College.

Refine Your Post-Grad Plan

Meet with a Career Services staff member to design a job search strategy or finalize your graduate/professional school search timeline and plans.

Hone Your Career-Related Skills at a Workshop

Attend career related events targeted for seniors: Job and Internship Search, Resume Writing, Successful Interviewing, and more.

Round Out Your Job Application

Ask faculty and employers to be references for you.

Learn More about Potential Employers

Research companies/organizations and the career opportunities they offer.  Some good sites include:

Schedule a Practice Run with Career Services

Prepare for job interviews or graduate school with a mock interview in Career Services.  Our interview guide will help you get started.

Start Your Job Search

Engage in an active job search starting in the Fall semester.

Attend Career Fairs and Events to Expand Your Network

Participate in career fairs and other related events to build your network of contacts in your field of interest.

Prepare Your Written Material

Revise and update your resume and draft a cover letter.

Complete Your Graduate School Applications

For graduate school, complete your personal statement. Submit your applications to graduate schools.  Some helpful resources are:

Get More Experience!

Complete an internship or career-related work experience if you haven’t already.  Some good resources are:

Apply for Employment

Actively apply for positions. Attend networking events and make the connections for your job search.

Prepare for a Change of Plans with an Alternate One

Formulate an alternate “Plan B” in case you need to make last minute career adjustments.