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Career Center

Career Planning Resources

The Career Center has many resources to help you select and plan for a career. We encourage you to drop in and browse what's available. Please see the links at the bottom of the page for more online resources.

An Academic and 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 over the next four years at Grand View. The Career Center staff are available to help students formulate academic and career goals and plans. Use the resources of your Career Center throughout your college career.

Freshman 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. The academic advisor is your key academic resource.  
  • 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.
  • Get involved in campus organizations and activities.

Sophomore Year: Test Your Plans

  • 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.

Junior Year: Prepare for Graduation

  • Take leadership roles in student organizations and activities.
  • Continue to learn about occupations of interest and use the internet to investigate employers hiring graduates in your preferred occupation(s).
  • Plan for an internship with your academic 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.
  • Teachers: Start your credential file before student teaching by going here.
  • Check with your academic advisor to be certain you will meet all graduation requirements. File a Petition for Graduation.
  • Explore graduate school materials. Become familiar with program requirements, entrance examinations, and deadlines for assistantships.

Senior Year: Transition to Career or Graduate School  

  • Get registered with the Career Center for employer interviews and participate in our employer interview day events.
  • Complete graduate school application process during fall semester.
  • Visit with employers about opportunities at a career day.
  • Identify and research employers in the Career Center and on the internet.
  • 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 on the Internet.