Career Planning Timeline




  • Learn more about career opportunities related to your major.
  • Consider a minor to complement your major.
  • Begin to think about options after graduation.
  • If considering graduate school, begin researching potential schools.
  • Develop your resume.
  • Acquire skills in your chosen field through an internship, summer job or other work experience.


  • Complete course requirements in major.
  • Establish contacts in chosen field.
  • Apply to graduate schools and register to take necessary exams.
  • Identify and research potential employers.
  • Update resume, collect references and establish credential file
  • Develop interview skills.
  • Develop a professional portfolio.
  • Attend job fairs.
  • Review job vacancies in Center for Career and Professional Development and on the Internet.
  • Set up your profile on LinkedIn.