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Professional Developement

First year

  • Start exploring the possibilities your new degree will open for you.
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals in your area of interest.
  • Expand your network.
  • Join and participate in professional associations.
  • Develop a resume or curriculum vita.
  • Begin assembling a professional portfolio.
  • Seek out internship opportunities.
  • Participate in Career Center workshops/learning modules.

Second year

  • Consider presenting at local or national conferences.
  • Submit papers for publication to journals in your field.
  • Pay attention to where others are going upon graduation.
  • Research different areas of employment which you may have an interest in (e.g. Teaching, consulting, etc.).
  • Brush up on your interview skills.
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