Helping Your Senior Prepare for Graduation

Helping Your Senior Prepare for Graduation

Students attend 2013 Career Fair on campus.

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.