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Career Planning - Seniors

Apply to open positions or graduate schools. If you haven’t visited Career Development yet, now is the time!

  • Assess your work related values, interests, and skills by taking Focus.
  • Find out your personality type and learn about careers that might be a good fit for you by taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
  • Explore occupations that might be a good fit for you by taking the Strong Interest Inventory.
  • Review What Can I Do with this Major?
  • Volunteer your time with community organizations.
  • Research occupations on O*Net.
  • Plan and organize your job search or graduate school plans.
  • Refine your resume and have your resume reviewed by a staff member in Career Development. Sample resumes are available on CareerConnector. Upload your resume to CareerConnector, publish it to a resume book for employers to view, and apply for positions.
  • Choose faculty, administrators, and previous supervisors you want to use as references.
  • Network with Belmont faculty, staff, and alumni; peers, professional contacts, family, and friends and keep them up-to-date on your job search. Networking is the number one way to find a job and leads can come from the most unexpected people!
  • Research industries, professional associations, occupations, and salary information using our Online Career Resources, GoinGlobal, and CareerShift.
  • Set up informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest.
  • Develop your public speaking, communication and organizational skills.
  • Attend the Belmont & Beyond series during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Follow the Office of Career and Professional Development on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for career related articles and resources, job and internship announcements, and event information.
  • Create a LinkedIn profile and connect with your professional contacts. Join the Belmont University Career Development LinkedIn Group to connect with Belmont students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Attend Career Day in the Fall and the Nashville Area Career Fairs in the Spring – contact the Office of Career and Professional Development to obtain a free ticket.
  • Interviewing for a position or graduate school? Utilize InterviewStream or set up a practice interview with a staff member in Career Development.
  • Meet with a staff member in Career Development to discuss job search strategy, have your resume or cover letter reviewed, or practice your interview skills.
  • If you have accepted a position or been accepted to graduate school, please share your great news with us so we can celebrate with you! If you are still searching, contact our office – our services are available to you as a Belmont graduate!
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