Ground yourself in a major and investigate your interests.
Finalize Your Major(s) and Commit to Academic Success
- If undecided, meet with a Career Counselor to assess and confirm your major(s).
- Meet with your Academic Advisor to map out the requirements for your major, including study abroad opportunities.
- Begin to explore graduate school, if needed, for your career interests. Learn more about potential Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants.
Become Familiar with a Range of Careers in Your Major(s)
- What Can I Do with This Major?
- O*NET OnLine or Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Interview people to learn more about work in your field of interest.
- Create a LinkedIn profile.
- Search LinkedIn to find alumni in your field.
- Connect with alumni via email using the Alumni Directory.
- Conduct an Informational Interview with your contacts.
- Arrange a job shadow experience and/or participate in the spring Decorah area Job Shadow Program.
Engage in Applied Learning Opportunities
- Seek out leadership and committee opportunities in 1-2 student organizations.
- Gain work experience and develop skills through part-time jobs, on-campus work-study, off-campus work study, a summer job, or an internship.
- Attend the Fall Career Fair.
- Attend the Volunteer/Non-Profit Fair in the fall.
- Attend Summer Camp Fairs in the spring.
- Attend the Spring Career Fair.
- Scan HANDSHAKE for summer jobs/internship opportunities.
- Participate in volunteer and/or community service opportunities.
- Take advantage of undergraduate research opportunities within your major.
- Consider study and internship away options at the Center for Global Learning.
Prepare for the World of Work
- Update and expand your college resume.
- Create your profile on Luther's Handshake platform.
- Learn how to prepare for an interview with our online interview preparation software BigInterview.
- Before interviewing for a work experience, participate in a Mock Interview with the Career Center.