Junior-year Career Action Plan
The Career Action Plan (CAP) at the Mount is a four-year program that guides students through a systematic career development process. Highly experiential in nature, the program is based on our belief that work is a "calling," a vocation that gives your life purpose and meaning. Each year of the CAP includes a checklist of suggested activities to develop a student's skills and career readiness.
Get ready to make some tentative decisions about your graduate school and/or job search plans. Begin to map out your strategies.
Junior Action Steps:
- Identify at least three career and/or graduate or professional school options that match your interests.
- Discuss your options with your academic advisor or a career counselor.
- Have your updated resume critiqued by the Career Center.
- Build professional experience through an internship, volunteer, or summer job. Begin to research internships on College Central
- Develop your network of contacts.
- If considering graduate school, use the Career Center resources to research programs, entrance exams and application deadlines.
- Attend career and graduate school fairs.
- Begin to research organizations and the opportunities they offer.
- Assume a leadership role with a club or activity.
- Join student chapters of professional organizations.
- Demonstrate your competencies in teamwork, leadership, technical and communication skills.
If pursuing graduate or professional school admission:
- Consult with your graduate or professional school advisor or set up an appointment with the Career Center for assistance with the process.
- Register for and take the appropriate entrance examinations.
- Narrow down your choice of schools and obtain the applications.
- Prepare your personal statements and applications.
- Request letters of recommendation.
- Submit application materials on time and check with the institutions prior to the deadline date to make sure your file is complete.
- If possible, visit with institutions that accept you. Send a deposit to your school of choice.
- Notify other schools that have accepted you of your decision.