Four Year Guide

First Year

  • Meet with your First Year of Studies Advisor to explore resources and services
  • Complete the “The Dean’s A-List” from the First Year of Studies Academic Guide
  • Create and update your academic e-portfolio
  • Become involved with extracurricular activities for personal and professional development
  • Get to know your professors and meet with them during their office hours
  • Attend the “All Majors Fair” during the spring semester
  • Learn about The Career Center and review the information in the Major and Career Discernment section.
  • Make an appointment with a Career Counselor on the Engagement Team at the Career Center
  • Assess your values, interests, personality and skills through Career Center self-assessment tools, workshops, and appointments with a Career Counselor
  • Register on Go IRISH- the Notre Dame online recruiting system
  • Enroll in a career course
  • Reach out to a Notre Dame Alum, personal contact, or interesting professional to conduct an informational interview or job shadow by utilizing the Alumni Directory in myNotreDame.nd.edu, or use LinkedIN and other Online Resources. See our Networking information.
  • Develop and refine your online brand
  • Create a resume

Sophomore Year

  • Make an appointment with a Career Counselor at the Career Center
  • Develop career related skills: writing, technology, foreign language
  • Assess your values, interests, personality and skills through Career Center self-assessment tools, workshops, and appointments with a Career Counselor
  • Continue and/or become  involved with extracurricular activities for personal and professional development
  • Research majors by talking with faculty, upper-class students and/or a Career Counselor to finalize decision on your major
  • Register for Go IRISH- the Notre Dame online recruiting system
  • Update, refine and upload resume to Go IRISH
  • Develop your career e-portfolio and refine your online brand
  • Reach out to a Notre Dame Alum, personal contact, or interesting professional to conduct an informational interview or job shadow by utilizing the Alumni Directory in myNotreDame.nd.edu, or use LinkedIN and other Online Resources. See our Networking information.
  • Participate in career workshops and experiential programs to explore career fields/industries of interest
  • Identify potential internships/externships and apply to ones of interest
  • Understand how skills obtained in the classroom and in extracurricular activities are transferable to the ‘real world’

 


Junior Year

  • Make an appointment with a Career Counselor at The Career Center
  • Review Internships and Job Search
  • Continue to update, refine and upload resume to Go IRISH
  • Practice interview skills by conducting a mock interview
  • Decide which industries/internships to pursue. Review Career Center Online Resources and Industries
  • Attend career fairs and employer information sessions (listed in the events section of Go IRISH)
  • Schedule interviews through Go IRISH to obtain an internship (paid or unpaid)
  • Identify internships with employers/organizations that do not recruit on campus – check out the Job/Intern Section in the Online Resources
  • Seek positions of leadership in campus organizations and/or volunteer services
  • Explore the option of attending graduate or professional school and prepare to apply. Be aware of exam deadlines (i.e. GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.)
  • Participate in career exploration and experiential programs such as the Job Shadow Program

 


Senior Year

  • Make an appointment with a Career Counselor who is an “Industry Specialist” at the Career Center
  • Review information under Internship and Job Search
  • Organize job search strategies for obtaining fulltime employment
  • Update, refine and upload resume to Go IRISH
  • Attend various career-related workshops and employer information sessions (listed in the events section of Go IRISH)
  • Attend career fairs listed in the events section of Go IRISH
  • Identify opportunities with employers/organizations that do not recruit on campus– check out the Job/Intern section in the Online Resources
  • Know the hiring timelines of various industries – review the Industry-Specific Resources
  • Attend various Graduate School programs in the fall and complete graduate school applications to meet established deadlines, if applicable.  Be aware of exam deadlines (i.e. GRE, LSAT).
  • Participate in mock interviews
  • Prepare thoroughly for each interview that is conducted