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

Monday, August 4
Student Employment Programs Supervisor Training Session - On-Campus Supervisors

Tuesday, August 19
Student Employment Job Fair

Thursday, August 21
Career Center Open House

Wednesday, September 3
Workshop Wednesday: Resume 101: Fundamentals of Resume Writing

4 Year Plan

“Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.” - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of Don Quixote

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 Programs 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 Advisor to discuss MyPlan results
  • Research careers using MyPlan and the Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • View Candid Career Videos to view clips on various career fields
  • Obtain a job shadowing or information interview opportunity
  • Meet with a faculty member, your Academic Advisor, and a Career Advisor 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 Advisor 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 and post it to the resume book
  • View Candid Career Videos to prepare for the Career Fair and internship search
  • Attend “Workshop Wednesdays” (interviewing, job/internship search, resume writing, 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
  • Enroll in a Certificate program to enhance your soft skills and career readiness
  • Obtain an internship for the following summer or semester

Third Year (junior year)

  • Update your resume
  • Meet with a Career Advisor for a resume review before mid-terms
  • Attend a Graduate School Planning workshop
  • Attend “Workshop Wednesdays” (networking, social media, career fair prep, etc.)
  • Use Sycamore Career Link and CareerShift each week to search for internships
  • Attend networking events with alumni and with professionals in your career/industry area
  • Complete a mock interview using InterviewStream and meet with a Career Advisor for feedback
  • Attend the Career Fair if you are seeking an internship
  • Consider accepting a leadership role in an organization
  • Attend employer visits and career exploration trips
  • Enroll in a Certificate program to enhance your professional skills and career readiness

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
  • Update your professional resume and cover letter
  • Identify and ask permission of 3 people who can serve as professional references (faculty, advisors, supervisors, etc.)
  • 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
  • View Candid Career Videos to learn more about Interviewing and Salary Negotiation
  • Attend the Career Fairs in the fall and spring semesters
  • Complete an in-person mock interview with a Career Advisor

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