Residential Checklist

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Residential Checklist2018-04-17T21:59:31-05:00

First Year Students

  • Visit Career Services and become acquainted with the available services, resources and staff
  • Register with Career Services by activating your Handshake account
  • Start on the right foot and strive to attain a high grade point average (GPA)
  • Develop a resume. Samples are available in Career Services, or on the Career Services ERNIE site
  • Schedule an appointment with your Career Services Program Manager and have your resume reviewed
  • Begin the process of self-assessment. See your first-year advisor for information
  • Research various career fields of interest
  • Attend the co-op/internship information session to gather information about future co-op/internship opportunities
  • Explore volunteer/community service activities. These are great resume builders and offer the opportunity to develop a network
  • Participate in extracurricular activities. Another great resume builder, this also offers the opportunity to develop leadership/team-building
  • Get ahead of most first year students: seek summer or school experience in your proposed career field
  • Attend Career Services professional development or informational presentations/workshops whenever possible
  • Explore volunteer opportunities with companies who come on campus and/or post opportunities for Embry-Riddle students
  • Attend the Industry/Career Expo, research companies and visit their booths, introduce yourself, inquire about co-op/internship opportunities for the future, ask questions, observe and listen.

Sophomore Year Students

  • Verify you are registered with Career Services via Handshake, and upload an updated error-free resume
  • Continue to strive to maintain a high grade point average (GPA)
  • Continue the process of self-assessment
  • Attend Career Services presentations given by staff or invited speakers
  • Attend on-campus company presentations as often as possible
  • Attend a co-op/internship information session and investigate student developed co-op/internship options. The Co-op/Internship Program is offered year-round, and the application process begins one semester before the start of the co-op/internship.
  • Sign the student agreement form if you plan to participate in the Co-op/Internship Program
  • Continue to research various career fields of interest (What do you want to do after graduation?)
  • Begin industry research:
    • Learn how to conduct informational interviews
    • Visit company websites. Do you or someone you know have a contact at this company? If so, request an informational interview.
    • With the guidance of your academic advisor, plan your academic schedule to include co-op/internship for years three and four
  • Pursue volunteer/community service activities. This is a great resume builder, and provides the opportunity to develop a network
  • Participate in extracurricular activities. Another great resume builder, this provides the opportunity to develop leadership/team-building
  • Attend workshops to prepare to interview for positions
  • Seek industry and/or academic experience in proposed career field
  • Explore and consider applying to volunteer, co-op/internship opportunities with companies who come on campus and/or post opportunities for Embry-Riddle students
  • Attend the Industry/Career Expo. In advance, research companies that are attending, visit company booths, introduce yourself, inquire about co-op/internship opportunities, ask questions, observe and listen. Express or define your area of interest to recruiters.

Junior Year Students

  • Verify that you are registered with Career Services via Handshake with an updated, error-free resume
  • Update your Handshake account to include your leadership, volunteer and/or work experiences
  • Review your Handshake account on a regular basis to learn about new opportunities
  • Attend Career Services presentations:
    • Resumes & Cover Letter Preparation
    • Job Search Strategies & Techniques
    • Interviewing Skills
    • Dress for Success
    • Social Networking & Your Job Search
    • Attend informational presentations on careers and graduate programs
  • Schedule a mock interview in the Career Services Office
  • Attend a co-op/internship information session and investigate student developed co-op/internship options. The Co-op/Internship Program is offered year-round, and the application process begins one semester before the start of the co-op/internship.
  • Sign a student agreement form if you plan to participate in the Co-op/Internship Program
  • Apply for co-op/internship positions
  • Explore and apply to volunteer, co-op or intern with companies who come on campus and/or post opportunities for Embry-Riddle students
  • Schedule an advising session with your Career Services Program Manager (for students interested in co-ops/internships)
  • Investigate fellowships and graduate schools
  • Attend the Industry/Career Expo. In advance, research companies that are attending. Select five to ten as your top choices and make time to visit them, introduce yourself, provide them with an error-free resume on quality paper, inquire about co-op/internship or full-time opportunities, ask questions, observe and listen.
  • Follow-up with company contacts after the expo
  • Network with personal acquaintances to let them know you are looking for co-op/internship opportunities

Senior Year Students

  • Must be registered with Career Services via Handshake with an updated, error-free resume
  • Review your account on a regular basis and ensure your Handshake account is updated
  • Attend a co-op/internship information session and investigate student developed co-op/internship options. The Co-op/Internship Program is offered year-round, and the application process begins one semester before the start of the co-op/internship.
  • Sign the student agreement form (if you haven’t already) and plan to participate in the Co-op/Internship Program
  • Apply for a co-op/internship position
  • Fine-tune your resume and have it reviewed by a professor and/or Career Services professional
  • Create multiple versions of your resume to highlight your experiences that will make you more marketable to different companies
  • Draft cover letters and have them reviewed by a professor and/or Career Services professional
  • Request letters of recommendation from professors, flight instructors, supervisors, community leaders
  • Compile a list of references. Obtain permission and research/collect contact information. Stay in touch with these contacts.
  • Schedule a mock interview in the Career Services Office, to polish your interviewing skills
  • Use the Career Services resource library to access printed and electronic resources
  • Attend the Industry/Career Expo. In advance, research companies attending, select five to ten as your top choices and make it a priority to visit them. Introduce yourself, provide them with an error-free resume on quality paper, inquire about full-time opportunities, ask questions, observe and listen.
  • Network with recruiters
  • After the expo, follow-up via phone, e-mail or letter
  • Activate your Alumni Website account (during last semester of senior year): Embry-Riddle’s online alumni community for networking opportunities
  • Network in-person and online with personal acquaintances to be informed of any opportunities for college graduates. Create a LinkedIn account.
  • Attend off-campus career fairs, trade shows and conferences for networking and career opportunities
  • Join professional organizations or student affiliates in your degree field and participate in meetings, contact/networking opportunities
  • Apply for full-time positions on Handshake, company websites, search engines and via networking