CENTRE FOR CAREER EDUCATION Graduation Year University - Tips for
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CENTRE FOR CAREER EDUCATION Graduation Year University - Tips for Success During your final year of study, you will be further exploring careers by developing tools and strategies to pursue your CareerMAP. During your final study year, it is essential to ensure that everything is in order so that you are prepared for what is to come. This process should begin at the start of your graduation year and continue up until your date of graduation. Access on-campus resources as the final step in developing your CareerMAP: Use the Student Information System to complete a degree audit to ensure that you are on track for Convocation. Speak to an Academic Advisor if you have questions about your course work and options before graduation. Visit the Office of the Registrar web page for updated convocation information and the dates you need to remember; including application for Convocation due dates – don’t forget you have to apply to graduate! The Student Awards and Financial Aid Office can help you prepare to repay your student loans. From the day you first walk onto the University of Windsor campus, you're a part of the Alumni family. The Alumni Association Board of Directors is committed to adding significant value to the lives of students and alumni and to fostering mutually-beneficial support systems. Get connected! Join the On-Line Community, www.uwindsor.ca/online. It's free, offering e-mail forwarding, travel advice, career mentors-on-line, bulletin boards, and much more. The Volunteer Internship Program offers you the kind of experience employers are looking for. Volunteering is an ideal way to get experience and expand your network at the same time. Take the final steps to a successful CareerMAP by doing the following: It is time to start networking! Get connected! Join the On-Line Community, www.uwindsor.ca/online. It's free, offering e-mail forwarding, travel advice, career mentors-on-line, bulletin boards, and much more. Update your personal information online. The university needs a way of contacting you to keep you updated with important graduation information. Plus check your fee and account information. Outstanding fees and debts to any University of Windsor department should be paid off (don’t forget about those old parking tickets!). If you do not already have experience related to your field of study, grad year is the time to gain related experience. You should explore your options to enhance your resume and gain related experience; including volunteering, part-time jobs, and getting involved in various experiential learning options. Get your resume ready as companies may hire a graduating student who is in their last year of studies in advance of graduation. Attend one of our free resume clinics (for times and location, click on Menu of Service under the Student Services page on our website) to have one of our trained staff help to polish your resume or give you a second opinion on your cover letter. Make use of the Career Development Workshops by visiting https://my.uwindsor.ca to gain the skills you need to be effective in the interview process. Practice your interview skills by doing a mock interview. Preparation is the key to a successful interview. To book your mock interview, visit https://my.uwindsor.ca.