Worldwide Checklist

//Worldwide Checklist
Worldwide Checklist2019-09-20T10:49:51-05:00

Worldwide students can have a variety of course requirements, timelines for attending school, commitments outside of the classroom and other unique features impacting the career development process. Regardless of how much time you have at Embry-Riddle, you should take advantage of Career Services resources starting with your first term of classes.

First Year Students

  • Sign up for Handshake, ERAU’s online career management and job posting system
  • Thoroughly review the Career Services website for resources
  • Watch the Worldwide Career Services orientation presentation
  • Explore self-assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs and the Strong Interest Inventory
  • Begin to research available career options in your field(s) of interest
  • Identify companies of interest and compile a list for future use
  • Develop a resume and have it reviewed
  • Gain experience related to your field through work or volunteering
  • Start to develop and expand your professional relationships

Second/Third Year Students

  • Watch the Worldwide Career Services orientation presentation
  • Explore the option of completing a co-op/internship position and apply for opportunities if you lack practical, relevant experience
  • Gain experience related to your field through work or volunteering
  • Focus on building relationships/networking
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals in the industry
  • Continue to refine your resume
  • Attend industry-related events
  • Maintain a high GPA throughout your college career to increase your marketability with employers

Final Year Students

  • Watch the Worldwide Career Services orientation presentation
  • Actively use Handshake to identify opportunities; also review the Weekly Job List; be sure your account information is accurate
  • Finalize your resume
  • Prepare and update job search materials, including resumes and cover letters
  • Within six months of graduation, start to actively apply for jobs
  • Attend career events, both in-person and online
  • Integrate networking activities and efforts into your job search – join the Alumni Website and LinkedIn — along with professional organizations related to your field of interest
  • Request letters of recommendation from faculty and compile a list of references; be sure to obtain their permission and research/collect contact information
  • Take advantage of the services and resources available to you through Career Services