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Southern Oregon University

The following plan is a general guideline for your career development.


Freshman

  • Register through SOU CareerLink
  • Get involved in campus clubs and research volunteer opportunities in the community
  • Sign up for an employer presentation to learn more about a career field or industry
  • Attend the Career Fair in the spring term to learn about career opportunities, continue to build your professional career network

Sophomore

  • Get involved in campus clubs and leadership activities
  • Volunteer or intern in the community
  • Conduct informational interviews to speak with professionals in your fields of interest
  • Sign up for an employer presentation to learn more about a career field or industry
  • Attend the Career Fair to learn about career opportunities, continue to build your professional career network
  • Interview SOU alumni about their career choices

Junior

  • Apply for internships in a career field of interest
  • Conduct informational interviews in your career field
  • Sign up for an employer presentation to learn more about a career field or industry
  • Practice your interviewing skills and receive feedback through a mock interview
  • Intern with an employer to gain experience in your desired field
  • Join a professional association in your field of interest
  • Attend the Career Fair as you continue to build your professional career network
  • Research graduate programs

Senior

  • Sign up for an employer presentation to learn more about a career field or industry
  • Intern with an employer to strengthen your qualifications
  • Attend the Career Fair
  • Apply for graduate school if desired
  • Sign up for on-campus interviews for positions in your field of interest