Your Career Steps

 

FOUR YEAR PLAN – A COLLEGE TIMELINE

EXPLORE – First Year

  • Explore your interests and abilities through academic courses.
  • Meet with a Career Counselor to explore majors and utilize self-assessment tools.
  • Get active in a student group or other campus activities that match your interests.
  • Familiarize yourself with the various offices/resources on campus available to you.
  • Utilize SeaWork to find a part-time, summer, or internship experience.
  • Attend the Academic Majors Fair and other helpful workshops like MAJOR Confusion and MAJOR Decision.
  • Get Organized! Use the Career Center Planner and begin to save major papers and projects.
  • Attend all of your classes, keep up with assignments, and establish a good GPA.
  • Turn your high school resume into a college resume. Utilize our website or this guide to help you get started.
  • Thinking about pre-health or pre-law?  Meet with the appropriate advisors to learn more.

EXPERIENCE – Second Year

  • Visit with a Career Counselor to discuss career options and explore various opportunities.
  • Choose a major that you will enjoy studying and develop a plan for graduation with your academic advisor.
  • Remain involved and take on more responsibilities in your extracurricular activities.
  • Attend job fairs and employer information sessions related to your interests.
  • Find a summer job or internship using SeaWork to test out career fields and increase your ‘relevant’ work experience.  Also check out the Career Center Certified Internship program.
  • Explore potential study abroad opportunities.
  • Maintain that good GPA! 

ENGAGE – Third Year

  • Continue to explore internship, career, and graduate school options.  Narrow your career interest areas.
  • Research potential organizations. Conduct informational interviews in the career fields you want to explore.
  • Meet with a Career Counselor to have your resume and job search documents reviewed.
  • Provide leadership or plan events in your student or community organizations.
  • Obtain an internship or other practical career experience that will contribute to your resume.
  • Consider joining LinkedIn and updating your profile with relevant experiences.
  • Seriously considering graduate school?  Learn the application/admission requirements and process.

EMBARK – Final Year

  • Visit with a Career Counselor regarding grad school applications or finalizing career goals.
  • Reflect on the skills you developed while at Yeditepe Üniversity through classes, internships, and experiences.  Record your observations to use in your job search.
  • Reach out through LinkedIn to create personal and alumni connections for job search advice and information.
  • Stay up-to-date with Career Office events and participate in job fairs and employer information sessions.
  • Keep your resume and cover letter updated and ready for the professional job search.
  • Select faculty and professionals that will provide references for jobs, graduate or professional school.
  • Looking for job start early.
  • Follow the applications date for apply to masters program.
  • Investigate potential employers and prepare for future interviews. Stop by our career office for an interview rehearsal.
  • Inform the Career Office when you have a job offer and accept our assistance when negotiating an offer.