With graduation rapidly approaching, it’s important as a future grad to take advantage of as many resources as possible, which will benefit you in the long run.
The first event you should consider attending is the Internship and Job Fair. It’s open to all students, but seniors are highly encouraged to attend. More than 100 employers will attend the fair on Thursday, April 11 from 11 am-2 pm in the Tinsley Center. Make sure to bring copies of your resume and dress like you’re headed to a job interview—you want to make a great first impression.
Another event to take advantage of is the Practice Interview Program on Thursday, March 21 from 1-5 pm in the Dunn Conference Center. Through this program, students will get a half-hour practice interview with a professional employer, allowing you to get your resume reviewed and gain tips for your real interviews. You must bring a resume, dress professionally and be registered to attend.
Other resources include job boards and workshops. All BSU students are automatically registered for a profile on Hire BSU, which allows you to check out job and internship opportunities in the area. Career Services also holds How to Write a Resume Workshop, among other workshops. You may already feel confident that you are well prepared, but it never hurts to have another set of eyes to assist you.
As a senior, making an appointment with Career Services is a necessity. Whether it is to have your resume or cover letter reviewed, to get career ideas or to go over networking tips, Career Services will steer you in the right direction. Call (508) 531-1328 or go to the RCC to make an appointment.
Keep in mind that you should stay in touch with your advisor throughout the spring semester, as well. As a senior, you need to make sure you’re on track to graduate when you plan to. Keeping in contact with your advisor will ensure you aren’t missing anything crucial that could keep you from graduating. Make sure to keep up your grades, too.
Graduation is almost here, take advantage of the opportunities that BSU offers to ensure you make the most of the semester and are well prepared for life after college.
This article was written by Catherine Rafuse, ’19, a psychology major.