Career Planning Checklists

We have broken out "To Do" lists for students to follow in preparation for finding a job after graduation. These are guidelines only, and by no means set in concrete! Use them as you need them for wherever you are in your career journey. Look through our suggestions and set your own checklist that works for you and your timeline!

  • Book an appointment through Handshake to meet with a career counselor and plan a strategy to maximize your senior year.
  • Use Handshake to identify job opportunities.
  • Join NetworkUSF, and utilize the USF LinkedIn Alumni network.
  • Decide on a plan for what you hope to do after graduation, and come up with one or two backup plans just in case.
  • If you are applying to graduate school, create a study plan for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, CBEST, PRAXIS, or MCAT.
  • Attend Career Services events, including Career Fairs and Workshops.
  • Apply to participate in a trek, where you will visit a Bay Area employer and learn about a specific industry.
  • Learn market trends and salary expectations for your industry and career of interest.
  • Gather relevant job application materials. (Resume, Cover Letter, References, Examples of Work). 
  • Identify top skills/interests from past work experience to prepare for interviews.
  • Book an appointment for a mock interview session with a USF career counselor to practice your skills.

Are you a transfer student?

Find your checklist here