Discover – First Year

Academic Success

  • Get to know your Academic Advisor, Faculty, and Staff
  • Meet and engage with your Peer Mentor(s) in First-Year Experience (FYE)
  • Understand your major and/or degree requirements
  • Understand your ePortfolio requirements
  • Seek out academic and social support from ACE
  • Identify three people who will support you academically
  • Introduction to ePortfolio requirements

Career Discovery

  • Get to know your Academic and Career Coaches
  • Register on Handshake, the app that connects you with internship and job opportunities
  • Create your LinkedIn profile
  • Explore career and/or graduate school options with an Academic and Career Coach
  • Tune in to bi-weekly newsletters from the Career Studio
  • Learn about available career resources in the Career Studio

Leadership and Involvement

  • Discover student clubs and organizations
  • Seek out five places on campus that make you safe and comfortable
  • Explore on-campus employment opportunities through Human Resources
  • Attend floor programs in your residence hall, if you live on-campus
  • Engage in student development opportunities
  • Start exploring potential leadership experiences

Other

  • Explore on and off campus Community Engagement Opportunities
  • Discover SJC’s Global and Cultural Awareness Initiatives

*Key thoughts- self-discovery, self-assessment, transition in, professional goals

Explore – Second Year

Academic Success

  • Set academic goals with your Academic Advisor
  • Continuing using all available ACE resources
  • Engage with your Peer Mentor(s) in Second-Year Experience (SYE)
  • Investigate additional academic opportunities, such as declaring a minor or double major
  • Define your Academic pathway with a member of ACE
  • Expand your ePortfolio by adding assignments and projects to display
  • Identify three people who will academically support you

Career Exploration

  • Create and/or update your resume
  • Meet with an Academic and Career Coach for ongoing career support and guidance
  • Learn about the importance of engaging in an internship experience
  • Think about references for internship applications
  • Use Handshake to discover Career Events at SJC
  • Update LinkedIn Profile
  • Understand  how to strengthen your soft and hard skills for future internships and job interviews

Leadership and Involvement

  • Seek student leadership roles in clubs and organizations
  • Attend workshops and/or webinars
  • Volunteer and/or participate in research opportunities

Other

  • Become active with on and off campus Community Engagement
  • Get involved with SJC’s Global and Cultural Awareness

*Key thoughts-options and opportunities, professional pitch, transition through

Plan – Third Year

Academic Success

  • Plan your degree completion with your Academic Advisor
  • Continue to use available academic resources in ACE
  • Enhance relationships with Faculty and Staff (great for references in the future!)
  • Identify three people who will academically support you
  • Continue developing and uploading content to your ePortfolio

Career Planning

  • Explore internship and/or research opportunities
  • Attend on-campus or virtual Career Fairs through Handshake
  • Discuss graduation plans with Academic and Career Coach
  • Network with Alumni from your major
  • Research graduate school programs and application deadlines
  • Think about references for internship applications
  • Build your skills and experiences through experiential learning opportunities
  • Develop your LinkedIn profile to showcase your skills
  • Fine tune your resume for potential interview opportunities
  • Add a professional headshot to your LinkedIn Profile
  • Create a professional email signature and upload a professional headshot to your email

Leadership and Involvement

  • Seek student leadership roles in clubs and organizations
  • Volunteer and/or participate in research opportunities
  • Continue engaging in extracurricular involvement to add to your resume

Other

  • Regularly attend on and off campus  Community Engagement opportunities
  • Advocate for SJC’s Global and Cultural Awareness

*Key thoughts- action plan, plan and execute, decision-making, transition up

Manage – Fourth Year

Academic Success

  • Plan for life after graduation, including potential relocation and finances
  • Meet with Academic Advisor and apply for graduation
  • Celebrate your success with your Peers
  • Fine tune and present your ePortfolio
  • Identify three people who will support you

Career Management

  • Seek job options that meet your career interests and goals
  • Choose graduate schools that allow you to succeed
  • Apply to graduate schools; create your Statement of Purpose and other application requirements
  • Network at Career Fairs and Career Studio Events
  • Participate in mock interviews with an Academic and Career Coach
  • Ensure your LinkedIn profile is professional and matches the experiences on your resume
  • Finalize resume and cover letter
  • Identify references for job applications
  • Stay in touch with SJC through Handshake
  • Attend the Professional Etiquette Dinner

Leadership and Involvement

  • Serve on a student panel at a campus event
  • Attend leadership development events
  • Present research on campus or at a conference
  • Make lasting connections for your future

Other

  • Focus on continuing on and off campus Community Engagement
  • Reflect on your SJC Global and Cultural experiences and learn to articulate them

*Key thoughts- contribute, career manamanget, plan and implementation, traisition out

Contact

Shanna Webster
Assistant Dean and Director, ACE and Career Studio
207-893-7563
swebster@sjcme.edu

Chris Kidger
Academic and Career Coach
207-893-7575
ckidger@sjcme.edu

Ashley Bigda
Academic and Career Coach
207-893-7558
abigda@sjcme.edu

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