Depending on a student's grade level, there are different ways
to utilize the Career Services Center:
Freshmen should consider a self-assessment process. That includes
examining interests, values and abilities. Freshmen should schedule
an appointment with Career Services to take the "Do What You Are"
program, which will help determine these areas. Students will then
be counseling as to what they have learned and what choices they
have for a major.
Sophomores should begin a credential file with Career Services.
They should also get to work on a resume and get involved with
campus life, such as student organizations and clubs. Sophomores
should also declare a major and plan their curriculum with an
academic adviser. Those having trouble choosing a major should
visit the Career Services Center and take the "Do What You Are"
Juniors should be well on their way toward finalizing a resume.
This is the time to attend workshops on resume-writing,
interviewing, writing cover letters, networking and graduate
schools. Juniors may also take elective courses that will broaden
their academic horizons, thereby expanding their employment
Seniors should plan to attend Spotlight: Job and
Internship Fair, a career fair held each spring in Lexington,
Ky that is attended by various employers from Kentucky and the
Southeast. Sponsored by the Association of Independent Kentucky
Colleges and Universities, this event is offered only to students
enrolled in Kentucky's independent colleges. Spotlight on
Employment is one of the best opportunities seniors will have to
meet with many companies' representatives in one setting.