January

  • Attend CSPD required workshops. Please see calendar of events
    1. Handshake (CSPD’s on-line recruiting system) Orientation
    2. Resume Development
    3. Resume Critique
  • Use Handshake
  • Attend a Handshake orientation
  • Create your Handshake user profile (or update last year’s profile)
  • Upload your resume to Handshake (upon completion of CSPD resume critique)
  • Check Handshake for important OCR info
    1. View list of participating companies
    2. Review job descriptions/requirements
    3. Apply to specific Handshake positions
    4. Adhere to resume submission deadlines!
    5. Check to see if selected for an interview. If yes, select an interview time slot
    6. View “Your Handshake Calendar” to participate in additional employer events (info sessions, mock interviews, etc.) and to track your interview schedules

February

  • Attend Fox Spring Connection Fair!
  • On-campus interviews begin

March

  • Attend Career Development Services (CDS) Spring Career Fair (Mitten Hall)
  • Apply for off-campus internship job postings in Handshake (see off-campus recruiting)

GRADUATING SENIORS – SEEKING FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR POST GRADUATION

September

  • Attend CSPD required workshops. Please see calendar of events for time
    1. Handshake (CSPD’s on-line recruitment system) Orientation
    2. Resume Development
    3. Resume Critique
  • Use Handshake
  • Review/Create your Handshake user profile (or update last year’s profile)
  • Sign the “Consent to Disclose” form
  • Upload your resume to Handshake (upon completion of CSPD resume critique)
  • Check Handshake for important OCR information
    1. View list of participating companies
    2. Review job descriptions/requirements
    3. Apply to specific Handshake positions
    4. Adhere to resume submission deadlines (most are in Sept. and Oct.)!
    5. Check to see if selected for an interview. If yes, select an interview time slot
    6. View “Your Handshake Calendar” to participate in additional employer events (info sessions, mock interviews, etc.) and to track your interview schedules
  • Attend Fall Connection
  • OCR begins (business professional attire)
  • Interview Preparation
    1. Attend employer information session (if applicable)
    2. Research the company before your interview
    3. Prepare your list of interview questions
  • Continue to check Handshake for updates
  • Attend Career Development Services (CDS) Fall Career Fair (Mitten Hall)

November

  • OCR continues
  • Continue to check Handshake for interview and workshop updates

* Although the start date for most of these positions is months away, companies get started early and conduct the recruitment process during the Fall semester. For example, a May 2017 grad would start interviewing in October, and could possibly have a job offer in November 2016 with a start date of June 2017.