Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Countdown to Graduation: 10 Tips for Life after College

You have put the work in and the end is in sight…graduation is just around the corner and you will be joining 1,000’s of other BSOS graduates. Do you feel prepared? Whether you have a plan or are still in the process of deciding what is next, check in here once a week to read tips on preparing for your next adventure!

Visit the University Career Center @ BSOS or the University Career Center to explore additional resources. The Career Center’s Calendar of Events includes events and programs planned for Spring 2017 that will bring 400+ employers and alumni to campus! We hope to see you at an event soon!

#10 Make a plan- Job search, grad school, gap year, oh my!?
Start planning now for your post-graduation adventure.
·       Thinking of graduate school? Check out these resources.
·       Looking for a short term adventure to gain some skills and try out career paths? Get started HERE.
·       Starting a job search? Use the most effective job searching strategy- networking- and save yourself hours of work! Get started increasing your network:
o   by signing into UMD Alumni Advisorand LinkedIn;
o   attending career fairs;
o   joining field specific associations;  

Already secured a job or acceptance into a graduate program? Take a breath and pat yourself on the back. You are an excellent planner and your hard work has paid off. Next steps…build your wardrobe.

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