Career Services

career services

Senior

As a senior student, the following guide will help you explore different ways to make the most of your time at Viterbo:

  • Create opportunities to network with people in your field and people who hire people like yourself.  Participate in networking events on campus.
  • Create and fine tune your LinkedIn account.
  • Update your profile on Career Connect/Purple Briefcase and attach your updated employer-ready resume.
  • If you haven't completed an undergraduate internship, you need to explore that possibility now.  Contact Career Services to make an appointment with the Intern and Employer Relations Coordinator
  • If planning on continuing your education, start graduate school applications early in the fall semester.
    • Develop a quality resume you can tailor for individual opportunities.  
    • Fine tune your interviewing skills.
    •  Attend resume, graduate school, and interviewing workshops and events sponsored by Career Services.
  • If planning on securing employment, start your job search several months before graduation.
    • Spend some time identifying the knowledge, skills, unique qualities, and experiences you bring to job search.  Think about how you want to market yourself. 
    • Develop a six-month job search plan 
    • Target your marketing plan and job search.  Know the type of position, organization, and community you are seeking.
    • Enroll in Job Search Strategies (UNST 410), a course to fine tune your job search materials, activities and plan. 
    • Schedule an appointment with Career Services staff to discuss your job search, networking strategy, graduate school applications, and interviewing techniques.
    • Attend resume, job search and interviewing workshops and events sponsored by Career Services. 
    • Develop a quality resume you can tailor for individual opportunities. 
    • Fine tune your interviewing skills.  Check out software on the Career Services site to help you practice interviewing. 
    • Explore other online job banks to determine quality sources of job leads in your field.
    • Ask faculty members, former supervisors, and others to serve as professional references.
    • Consider applying for an alumni mentor to assist you with job search issues.
    • Submit and follow through with employment applications.  Start well before graduation.