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  • Continue to meet regularly with your general academic advisor if you are undeclared. If you declare a major, meet with your new departmental advisor.
  • Visit the Career Exploration Office and take additional self assessments and explore majors and careers if you are undeclared.
  • Join a club and/or organization related to your major and interests.
  • Identify local volunteer opportunities that are related to your major and interests with
  • Utilize Handshake to research internships.
  • Develop your collegiate resume.
  • Explore the internships website.
  • Attend the Internship Fair and Leadership and Involvement Fair in January.
  • Complete an informational interview and/or job shadow.
  • Schedule an appointment with your career counselor via Handshake to review your resume and discuss your career plans.
  • Attend an AppState, regional, or national professional organization workshop and/or conference within your major.
  • Utilize Handshake to sign up for on-campus interviews and search for jobs.
  • Research company and organization information for your field via Handshake.
  • Update your resume to include any internship, volunteer, leadership, involvement, part-time work, and professional organizations' information.
  • Attend Career Development Center information sessions, workshops, and career fairs.
  • Make a list of references/professional contacts you have made through internships, volunteering, professional organizations, or part-time jobs.
  • Research and conduct site visits to graduate programs.
  • Take graduate school admissions tests if considering graduate or professional school.
  • Apply to graduate school (if applicable).


Career Counseling

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Drop in for a career conversation with a member of our career counseling staff Monday - Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 in John E. Thomas Hall (JET), Room 369.

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Grad & Professional School

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