Senior year marks a pivotal moment for students as they finalize their career plans and embark on the job search or graduate school application process. Below are some essential tips and resources to assist you and your student throughout this crucial year.

This Year, the Student Should:

Update Their Resume

Again, encourage the student to utilize our comprehensive resources on resume writing, our ChatGPT/AI platform, Hiration, for guidance, and our office is also available to review and provide personalized feedback.

Learn About Job Search and Interview Etiquette

Our SSU Career Services Job Search Guide (PDF) offers a detailed roadmap for navigating the job search process, including valuable tips and links to job search engines.

Consider Another Internship

Encourage the student to broaden their experiences and professional contacts by exploring internship opportunities.

Prepare for Graduate or Professional School

If the student is considering further education, they should start preparing early by taking tests, completing applications, drafting personal statements, and securing reference letters. Our career services staff is available to assist with preparations.

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Development Staff Member

Individual appointments with our career development staff provide tailored guidance and support. Encourage students to reach out to us to schedule an appointment.

Complete the First-Destination (Graduate) Survey

We kindly ask every graduating senior to fill out the First-Destination Survey (they will receive communication from our office and our platform Handshake). This survey gathers crucial data about the employment and further education pursuits of our graduates within six months of graduation. The insights from this survey are invaluable, helping inform prospective students and their families about the outcomes of earning a degree from our institution. Please encourage the soon-to-be graduate's participation to help demonstrate the value of higher education and support our continuous effort to enhance our educational services.

Together, let's empower our seniors to navigate this pivotal year with confidence and clarity as they transition into the next phase of their professional journey.