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Business Junior

Junior: Fall

Attend the 3rd Year Career Plan Plan Workshop.




Update resume.

  • Highlight related experience. No more high school info.

Research internships (summer internships could lead to a potential job offer after graduation)!

  • For academic credit, make sure to register for the 198I course in your major.
  • Use all of your resources (i.e. UCR Handshake, career counselors, friends, family and professional associations) to target relevant internships.

Discuss career options.


Practice interview skills.

  • Attend an Ace the Interview Workshop.
  • Make a mock interview appointment with a career counselor to practice.

Attend career fairs on campus.



MBA? MPAc? Law school? Graduate school? If you are considering graduate school, discuss your options with an advisor/counselor.

Junior: Winter

Apply for internships.


Network!

  • The top skill employers search for is communication. Practice public speaking and basic conversational skills.  Learn more about networking.

Target career options.

Junior: Spring

Apply for internships.

  • Didn’t find anything on UCR Handshake? Try contacting companies directly. Check out Hoovers and the Book of Lists published by the business press for each county.

Discover On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program.

  • Employers interview UCR students at the Career Center for internship and full-time positions. Learn more.

Attend the Career Night Job Fair.


Attend the Last Chance Job Fair. 


If you plan to apply to graduate school, you should take your GMAT, GRE, LSAT, etc. at the end of your junior year or beginning of your senior year.

  • For MPAc, make sure you fulfill CPA requirements.
  • Collect reference letters if you are considering grad school.

Junior: Summer

Gain experience.

  • Be curious about the job opportunities in your environment. What are the different positions available? What are the qualifications for those jobs? Try to get a full-time summer internship if possible.

Network


Review and set goals.

  • Reflect on what you’ve experienced so far and identify next steps.

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