Career Center, Santa Clara University

Senior Guide

 

Prepare to launch!

 

WE RECOMMEND THESE STEPS

  • Update your resume in preparation for your search by incorporating summer, select activities, achievements and class projects using our Job Prep Toolkit. To further customize your document, come meet with a Graduate Student Career Coach for a 20 minute appointment. Schedule in Handshake.
  • Monitor and engage in on-campus recruiting activities through Handshake, such as employer information sessions, companies conducting interviews on campus, industry treks, career fairs, and more.
  • Update your LinkedIn profile with new experiences and research SCU alumni career paths and companies of interest.
  • Speak with a Peer Career Advisor to learn about Career Center services and to consider ways you can engage throughout your senior year.

 

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Download our printable Senior Guide PDF and start building your plan! 

NEXT, SELECT A FEW OF THE FOLLOWING BASED ON YOUR OWN JOURNEY AND INTERESTS...


Explore & build experience

  • Gain clarity about your personality, career interests, and strengths by taking an assessment and exploring your results.
  • Connect with people and SCU alumni doing work that interests you and conduct informational interviews. The Networking & LinkedIn section of our online Job Prep Toolkit can help!
  • Sign-up for an off-campus SCU Career Trek to meet with alumni and recruiters out in industry.
  • Participate in a micro-internship and build skills and experience through paid short-term projects with companies locally and nationally. To search and apply, click here.

Prepare your search strategy

  • Attend one of our professional skill building labs to incorporate strategies into your current resume. See events calendar.
  • Develop interviewing skills through SCU’s mock interview platform - Big Interview.
  • Meet with a Career Development Specialist for a 30 minute appointment to further develop your search and next steps action plan. Schedule in Handshake.

Find opportunities

  • Apply to job and internship postings on Handshake and other sites. Use filters like “Job Function” and “Industry” to narrow down your search.
  • Apply to graduate schools or year of service programs.
  • Participate in company information sessions and on-campus interviews.
  • Attend one of our many annual career fairs like the Fall or Winter Career Fair, and apply for full-time and service opportunities at organizations that recruit at SCU.

 

Job Prep Toolkit

Visit our Job Prep Toolkit for more resources and tools.