FOUR YEAR PLAN



FRESHMAN YEAR

CAREER ASSESSMENT WILL ASSIST YOU IN DETERMINING A MAJOR.

TAKE TIME TO RESEARCH YOUR CHOSEN AREA OF STUDY AND COMPARE IT TO CERTAIN SKILLS, ABILITIES, OR INTERESTS.

 THE “TRAITIFY” ONLINE CAREER ASSESSMENT IS AVAILABLE TO ALL TUSCULUM STUDENTS. OTHER CAREER ASSESSMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A LIMITED, BASIS:  MBTI, STRONG’S INTEREST INVENTORY, & STRENGTHSQUEST INSTRUMENTS.

(Select the CAREER ASSESSMENT tab on the left of this page to learn more.)


SUMMER OF FRESHMAN YEAR

TAKE TIME TO INVEST IN THE COMMUNITY AS A VOLUNTEER.  VOLUNTEERING WILL PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND NETWORKING CONTACTS.


SOPHOMORE YEAR

NETWORK BY JOINING A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION RELATED TO YOUR STUDENT MAJOR


SUMMER OF SOPHOMORE YEAR

CONTINUE TO VOLUNTEER OR PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNSHIP


JUNIOR YEAR

ATTEND CAREER FAIRS & NETWORKING EVENTS

RESEARCH JOB OPPORTUNITIES RELATED TO CHOSEN MAJOR

RESEARCH GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

APPLY FOR HIGH-LEVEL INTERNSHIPS EARLY

(Deadlines for high-level internships may be scheduled six to nine months prior to the start date.)


SPRING OF JUNIOR YEAR

REVIEW FELLOWSHIP/ASSISTANTSHIPS AND OTHER FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES.

RESEARCH APPLICATION DEADLINES.

TAKE GRADUATE SCHOOL EXAMS (MCAT, GRE, LSAT, ETC…) BY EARLY SPRING.

BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO GRADUATE SCHOOLS AND FELLOWSHIP GRANTS.

SOME GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR.

PREPARE RESUMES OR CURRICULUM VITAE. 


SUMMER OF JUNIOR YEAR

COMPLETE A SUMMER INTERNSHIP or JOB SHADOWING EXPERIENCE

FIND A MENTOR / KNOW THE DIGNITY OF WORK / VISIT POTENTIAL GRADUATE SCHOOLS


SENIOR YEAR

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO GRADUATE SCHOOLS AND FELLOWSHIP GRANTS BY DECEMBER 1ST.  SOME DEADLINES ARE SIX TO NINE MONTHS EARLIER.

PREPARE RESUMES OR CURRICULUM VITAE.

RESEARCH & APPLY FOR JOBS


SPRING OF SENIOR YEAR

ATTEND CAREER FAIRS AND NETWORKING EVENTS. TAKE BUSINESS CARDS AND RESUMES.

PREPARE RESUMES OR CURRICULUM VITAE.

RESEARCH & APPLY FOR JOBS

REMEMBER THE OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES SEEKS TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUALIZED ASSISTANCE FOR EACH STUDENT.  HOWEVER, THESE SERVICES ARE VOLUNTARY AND MUST BE INITIATED BY THE STUDENT. ALUMNI ARE ALSO WELCOME TO REQUEST CAREER SERVICES.