Senior Year: Implementation & Transition

At long last - you have achieved your last year at Albion College. It is more critical than ever that you use your resources well, stay organized, and keep your eye on the ball.

  • Meet with a Career and Internship Center staff member to design a job search strategy or finalize your graduate/professional school search timeline and plans.
  • Attend Career and Internship Center workshops targeted for seniors: Developing a Job Searching Plan, Resume Writing, Successful Interviewing, Getting an Apartment, Day One at Work as well as a Senior Open House and more.
  • Ask faculty and employers to provide references for you.
  • Revise and update your resume and draft a cover letter.  For graduate school, complete your personal statement.
  • Mail your applications to graduate schools.
  • Prepare for graduate school or job interviews with a mock interview in the Career and Internship Center.
  • Complete an internship or career-related work experience if you haven’t already.
  • Formulate an alternate “Plan B” in case you need to make last minute career adjustments.
  • Assist your student organization transition from your leadership to the upcoming leaders in the group.
  • Begin to research companies/organizations and the career opportunities they offer.
  • Participate in career fairs and build your network of contacts in your field of interest.

Most importantly - use all the expertise and resources Albion College has to offer as you transition to career or graduate school following graduation!