Career Resources for Student-Athletes

Career Development Checklist

If you are wondering what you can be doing each academic year in order to prepare for your future career, this checklist is a great place to start!   From freshman year, until the time you graduate, take steps to position yourself for success!

Freshman Year   Sophomore Year
Arrow Explore majors and career options   Arrow Update resume with Career Counselor and create a cover letter
Arrow Write a resume (see Peyton/Anissa)   Arrow Research internships that interest you for summer or next year
Arrow Volunteer 10 hours   Arrow Volunteer 10 hours
Arrow Take the Strengths Finder Assessment and know your top 5   Arrow Begin networking with professionals whose careers interest you
Arrow Attend at least one career workshop or the Job and Internship Fair   Arrow Attend Young Professionals Etiquette Dinner (optional)
    Arrow Create profile on GoldPass and/or The Edge
Junior Year   Senior Year
Arrow Attend Job and Internship Fair   Arrow Update resume and cover letter with Career Counselor
Arrow Update resume and cover letter with Career Counselor   Arrow Volunteer 10 hours
Arrow Volunteer 10 hours   Arrow Complete an internship in an area that interests you
Arrow Complete an internship during year or summer   Arrow Learn job search strategies and develop a job search plan
Arrow Attend Young Professionals Etiquette Dinner in the fall    
Arrow Consider graduate school options    
Arrow Create a LinkenIn Account    

Important Links:

Arrow University of Minnesota Career Service Offices

Arrow GoldPass

Arrow The Edge

Arrow Online Career Related Workshops

Arrow Diversity Resources

Arrow University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair

Arrow How to Prepare for the Job Fair