To assist you through your college experience, the Career Center has developed a Four-Phase Plan:
- Meet with a career counselor to begin exploring or confirming choice of major. Take a career assessment, if recommended by your career counselor.
- Register and complete your CWRULink profile.
- Develop a resume to use on/off campus and in CWRULink.
- Participate in Career Center programs and workshops.
- Attend the Choices Fair to meet with faculty and representatives from academic programs.
- Use the Career Center to help you make choices about school-year positions on/off campus and identify summer opportunities.
- Take advantage of other social/academic organizations through student organizations and services on campus.
- Continue to meet with your career counselor to learn about all career-related issues.
- Attend workshops and programs sponsored by the Career Center.
- Make or confirm your choice of major. Begin exploring a double major or minor, if interested.
- Consider part-time, on-campus positions and internships that relate to your major or would otherwise help you to develop additional skills. Use Career Center services such as counseling, on-campus interviews, and CWRULink.
- Investigate study abroad options available through the Undergraduate Studies Junior Year Abroad program.
- Explore opportunities for undergraduate research through Undergraduate Studies and/or Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors (SOURCE).
Decide and Commit
- Send for career materials from professional associations and consider joining one as a student member.
- Devote a significant amount of time to seeking an internship or practicum related to your field.
- Participate in campus organizations and/or volunteer projects. Assume leadership positions.
- Develop relationships with advisors and faculty members. Identify individuals who will serve as references for graduate school or employment.
- Explore your options and desire to attend graduate or professional school.
- If you are interested in medical or law school, contact the pre-law or pre-med advisor about admission processes and testing. Contact Undergraduate Studies at 216.368.2928.
- Visit Career Center early for job search assistance.
- Use appointments with career counselors, resources in the Career Center, and workshops for help with resumes, correspondence, interviewing and job search strategies.
- Network with employers, alumni, family, friends and others.
- Contact employers using on-campus interviewing, career fairs, and CWRULink listings.