Senior Networking Dinner & Senior Year Experience and Alumni Panels/Connections
During the fall of your senior year, the Office of Career Services partners with select seniors to facilitate the annual Senior Networking Dinner and Senior Year Experience events. The Senior Networking Dinner includes a formal dinner engagement with UNE alumni from a broad range of fields providing students with networking opportunities for future success in graduate school and employment. Find out more about these events here.
CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR
Every spring (often in early March), the Office of Career Services sponsors a Career & Internship Fair showcasing 40+ employers offering paid part-time, full-time, summer and internship opportunities to students. All class years and all majors are encouraged to attend this event.
Look for upcoming career services events here.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
Everyone should have a current resume/CV, interview preparation and professional networking and branding skills. Visit Career Services to schedule a “Special Senior Appointment” to learn more about the key skills for a success job search.
JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
The Office of Career Services offers hundreds of job search resources for seniors to utilize as they explore career options and full-time job opportunities.
Preparing for the Future
Graduate School Applications
We hope that you will engage in lifelong learning. Graduate and professional programs are worth exploring, especially if your career goals require additional education. When deciding what to study, follow a process similar to career planning. Be sure to continue to self-assess, explore all of your options, set goals according to established timetables and make decisions based upon your individual circumstances. The Office of Career Services is available to assist with your graduate school planning, application and personal statement reviews and mock interviews for preparation for graduate school interviews.
Preparation pays! You will be more confident if you know what to expect and how to best present yourself. Be professional and ethical. Employers want to get to know you. Things to think about before interviewing include your strengths and weaknesses, accomplishments, goals, pros and cons of the field you wish to enter, and questions you would like — or need to have — answered. Pay attention to your appearance and practice proper interview etiquette.
Make sure your professional writing has polish. Meet with a Writing Consultant in the Student Academic Success Center to enhance your personal statements for graduate school applications and cover letters for job applications.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Seniors are invited to participate in NSSE during the spring semester. The questions asked via NSSE encourage students to reflect on the learning activities in which they engage. Data collected from NSSE is utilized by administrators to guide the development and application of initiatives spanning the University.