Welcome to Your Fourth Year!
Your fourth year is when it all comes together. The hard work, studying, internships and extracurricular activities have brought you to this point.
As you finish your undergraduate degree and prepare to launch your career or attend graduate school, here are some tips to ensure that you are ready for the next step:
Start Your Post Graduate Job Search
It is time to start your job search! Use your fourth year to research, network and apply for jobs. Also, attend career fairs and network anyway you can. Speak with your PACT mentor or with a Career Coach if you need assistance with strategies to find a job.
Some good sites include:
Check your Career Community page for industry specific resources.
Polish Your Resume
Ensure your resume is up to date and error free. Include your degree, work and internship experience, leadership/activities/community service and workplace skills (language and computer).
Make sure to update your Handshake profile with your most recent resume. You can show your materials to a Career Coach to be sure your resume is in perfect order. We also encourage you to check in regularly with Career and Professional Development in order to learn more about the various events and opportunities that may match your specific career goals.
To make yourself more comfortable with in-person interviews, schedule several mock interviews with a friend or a career coach.
Career and Professional Development provides students access to Big Interview. Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for an internship, a job or graduate school.
Further Your Education
If you have decided to continue your education through a graduate program, contact our Graduate Admissions team or relevant program director. Click here to learn about the graduate programs offered at Mercy College.
Grow Your Network
Increase the size and strength of your professional network. Begin by setting up a profile on LinkedIn and connecting with Mercy College alumni. Talk to everyone you know about your job search.
Consider an Internship in Your Field of Interest
If you haven’t completed an internship previously, try to apply for one during your senior year.
Stay focused on your grades during your final year of college.