career planning guide

completing a successful collegiate experience and managing a lifetime of career challenges doesn't just happen.

here is a list of suggestions to consider as you make academic and career plans during your time at grand view.

first year
  • focus on academic and career planning. 
  • consider college as preparation for life. college is much more than vocational training. get the most out of your college years intellectually, socially, and vocationally.
  • get to know your academic advisor. 
  • visit the career center and take the kuder journey assessment to help you identify and explore possible career paths based on your career interests, skills, and values.
  • review what can i do with this major to explore major and career path options.
  • get involved in campus organizations and activities.
  • Current students can access comprehensive career preparation tools and resources at myview > campus life > career center.
sophomore year
  • explore seasonal or part-time jobs and get involved with organizations and volunteer activities related to your career plans.
  • participate in grand view's student leadership program. campus involvement, especially a leadership position, is a building block for testing your career goals, gaining experience and constructing an outstanding resume.
  • obtain occupational information by using career center resources and attending a career day event.
  • consider coursework that further develops your computer, communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills...a few of the basic competencies important to employers.
  • Current students can access comprehensive career preparation tools and resources at myview > campus life > career center.
junior year
  • prepare for graduation. 
  • plan for an internship with your advisor. attend a career day and learn about internship opportunities.
  • begin drafting your resume and cover letters. be ready to begin your job search as soon as your senior year starts.
  • check with your academic advisor to be certain you will meet all graduation requirements and file a petition for graduation (pdf).
  • Current students can access comprehensive career preparation tools and resources at myview > campus life > career center.
senior year
  • get registered with the career center for employer interviews and participate in our employer interview day events or complete graduate school application process during the fall semester.
  • visit with employers about opportunities at a career day.
  • identify and research employers in the career center and on job search sites.
  • network with others and use as many resources as possible in your job search, including the career center, faculty, friends, alumni, employer websites, and job search sites.
  • Current students can access comprehensive career preparation tools and resources at myview > campus life > career center.

have a question? we can help.

susie stearns
susie stearns
director of the career center

sara anderson
sara anderson
assistant director of the career center