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Helping Your Senior Prepare for Graduation
Your student is nearing the end of her degree and preparing for graduation. What a wonderful feeling! Know that your student will be experiencing a very full last term on campus. Sometimes the emotional transition of leaving keeps a student from taking action; she may appreciate some reminders of how she can prepare herself for life after graduation. You can help by reminding your student of the resources available on campus.
- First step: Complete a profile on KatieClick to take advantage of employment opportunities, internships, career research, information on upcoming job search events and workshops, and much more.
- Meet with a professional career counselor in the Career Development office and develop a job search plan. If graduate school is her goal, the staff will provide guidance to graduate school planning.
- Let a career counselor critique your student's resume.
- Work with a career counselor to identify a list of employers, practice interviewing skills and master effective job search correspondence.
- Attend programming during the Backpack to Briefcase Week (February 10-14).
- Attend the Minnesota Private College Job and Internship Fair, which hosts over 200 employers (February 19 and 20).
- Education majors should attend the Minnesota Education Job Fair (April 8).
- Attend the Money Management workshops to help prepare financially for life after college. This includes developing a personal budget with a financial counselor.
- Visit the Career Development website often for important events and resources.