Sycamore Career Link
Your Online Career Resource
  • Post resumes & jobs
  • Search for jobs & candidates
  • Register for Events
Upcoming Workshops & Events

Tuesday, April 22
Teacher Recruitment Fair

Wednesday, April 23
Workshop Wednesday: Graduate School 101

Wednesday, April 23
Workshop Wednesday: Graduate School 101

4 Year Plan

This timeline is to be used as a guide. If you find yourself off schedule, you can complete these steps at a later time.

First Year (freshman year)

  • Visit the Career Center’s Student Employment office if you need a part-time job
  • Develop a strong resume for job applications
  • Complete MyPlan to explore your career interests and options
  • Meet with a Career Center liaison to discuss MyPlan results
  • Research careers using MyPlan and the Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Obtain a job shadowing or information interview opportunity
  • Meet with a faculty member and a Career Center liaison to discuss major options
  • Ensure that your social media presence is professional
  • Learn about extra-curricular and community service options

Second Year (sophomore year)

  • Meet with a Career Center liaison to discuss how to find internships
  • Attend a Networking and Etiquette Dinner
  • Continue developing your professional resume
  • Submit your resume to Sycamore Career Link for review
  • Attend Career Boot Camp events (interviewing, job/internship search, career fair prep, etc.)
  • Learn to use Sycamore Career Link and CareerShift to search for internships
  • Complete a mock interview using InterviewStream
  • Join a campus or community organization
  • Obtain an internship for the following summer or semester

Third Year (junior year)

  • Update your resume
  • Meet with a Career Center liaison for a resume review before mid-terms
  • Attend a Graduate School Planning workshop
  • Attend Career Boot Camp events (networking, social media workshops)
  • Use Sycamore Career Link and CareerShift each week to search for internships
  • Attend an Advanced Networking and Etiquette Workshop
  • Complete a mock interview using InterviewStream and meet with a Career Center liaison for feedback
  • Attend the Career Opportunity Fair if you are still seeking an internship
  • Consider accepting a leadership role in an organization

Fourth Year (senior year)

  • Schedule a Career Center appointment to develop a plan for your job search or graduate school application
  • Research industries, careers and job vacancies
  • Attend a GRE preparation workshop if you are planning to go to graduate school
  • Update your professional resume, cover letter and references
  • Develop your list of friends, previous colleagues and other contacts for job leads
  • Ensure that your social media presence is professional and designed to assist you with your job search
  • Use Sycamore Career Link and CareerShift each week to search for vacancies
  • Attend the Career Opportunity Fair
  • Complete an in-person mock interview with a Career Center liaison

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  A 231 North 6th Walkway

Numbers:
P 812.237.5000   TF 888.892.6044   F 812.237.4392

Email: isu-career-center@mail.indstate.edu