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Career Ready Roadmap 

Our Career Ready Roadmap provides a checklist of important career-related activities to complete during your four years at Lasell. As you take action on each item, you'll build skills and career readiness competencies that prepare you for a successful entry into the workplace.

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First Year

 

Take Action 

  • Visit the Center for Career Readiness and learn about the resources available to you. 
  • Activate your Handshake account and gain access to thousands of internship and job opportunities. 
  • Get involved in student clubs and organizations and community events that interest you. 
  • Make a list of jobs, high school projects, extracurricular activities, and awards that will help you build a resume or portfolio. 
  • Meet with your Career Advisor to discuss your Career Ready Roadmap
  • Check Handshake regularly for new internship and job opportunities. 
  • Check Handshake Events Calendar frequently for Career Center and employer-led info sessions, fairs, and workshops.

 

Sophomore Year

 

Take Action

  • Meet with your Career Advisor to discuss your major and career goals. 
  • Identify your strengths, interests, skills, and preferences by taking career assessments and match them to majors and careers. 
  • Conduct a job shadow or informational interview with a professional in the industry that interests you. 
  • Continue to develop your leadership and career readiness skills by your involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Update your resume
  • Check Handshake Events Calendar frequently for Career Center and employer-led info sessions, fairs, and workshops.
  • Stay active in clubs and/or professional organizations. 

 

Junior Year

 

Take Action 

  • Register for a practice interview
  • Secure an internship or part-time job in your field of interest. 
  • Attend Center for Career Readiness events and network with employers.  
  • Take on leadership roles in your favorite clubs and organizations
  • Build your LinkedIn profile and connect with faculty, employers, and alumni. 
  • Research graduate school requirements and prepare for the GMAT/GRE/MAT. 
  • Join professional organizations. 
  • Update your resume and have it reviewed by your Career Advisor. 
  • Check Handshake Events Calendar frequently for Career Center and employer-led info sessions, fairs, and workshops.

 

Senior Year

 

Take Action 

  • Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss your career objectives.
  • Search career opportunities through Handshake.
  • Refine your resume and professional portfolio. 
  • Schedule a practice interview with a Career Advisor. 
  • Attend career fairs and recruiting events. 
  • Be aware of all graduate school application deadlines, if necessary.
  • Check Handshake Events Calendar frequently for Career Center and employer-led info sessions, fairs, and workshops.
  • Apply for jobs and/or graduate school.
  • Request letters of recommendation or permission for reference use. 
  • Continue leadership/participation in clubs and professional organizations.

Post Graduation 

  • Stay connected with Lasell University and the Center for Career Readiness. 
  • Continue to use your professional network.
  • Share your successes with us!
  • REMEMBER: Once a Laser, Always a Laser! We’re always here to help.