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UMM Home > Career Services > Career Planning & Decision Making > Sophomore Year

Sophomore Year

  • If you haven't started to identify some career directions, continue the steps noted in the "Freshman/Sophomore Year" section.
  • Consult with your academic advisor or a career counselor.
  • Join a professional association in area of interest.
  • Assume leadership position in club/organization.
  • Check a career area of interest by doing an internship.
  • Talk with internship counselors.
  • Attend workshops on job search strategies, letters and resume writing, interviewing, etc.
  • Prepare a resume
  • If you're thinking about graduate school:
      Ask yourself why? (list pros and cons)
      Talk to faculty.
      Research programs of interest.
      Attend Graduate/Professional School Career Day & gather info. from representatives.
      Talk to faculty in field or academic advisor.
  • In fall/winter quarter, consider taking entrance exams spring of junior year (gives you time to retake exam in the fall if necessary).


Student Counseling Career Services

  • Visit with Career/Personal Counselor
  • Complete interest/value/skill assessment
  • Alumni Career Network
      (use this to identify an alum working in the field if you don't know anyone)
  • Alumni Career Fair
  • Career Resource Center
  • Directory of Professional Associations
  • Video " Introduction to Internships"
  • Internship Binders of Opportunities
  • Career Services books
  • Sample resumes

Career Library

  • Petersons Guides to Professional and Graduate Schools
  • College Blue Book and other print resources
  • Graduate/Professional School contacts.
  • Test registration booklets
  • Exam schedules

Student Counseling, 231 Behmler Hall, UMM, 589-6060
The Career Services, 110 Briggs Library, UMM, 589-6065