4 Year Plan - Sophomore
Four Year Plan – Sophomore Year

As a sophomore at Saint Joseph’s University, you have now had some time to get accustomed to college life.  You have probably declared a major and perhaps have started taking classes in your major.  At the same time, you may not have figured out precisely what you would like to pursue after graduation.  Here are some tools that can help you in deciding which paths to take:

Individual Career Consultations:
Our staff of experienced counselors is happy to meet with you to discuss individual career-related needs. Students may call our office at 610.660.3100 to schedule an appointment.  For quick questions or for assistance with resumes and cover letters, please visit our Drop-In Centers, located on the third floor of Campion and in Mandeville 206-A.  Please visit our home page for our most up to date hours.

Self-assessment:
We offer two online assessments to help you evaluate your personality and interests in terms of majors, internship settings and careers.

Major selection: Whether you have entered Saint Joseph’s University without having declared a major or you are considering a change in major, the CDC is available to assist with the decision-making process.  Explore majors.

Mock Interviews: If you have never had a formal interview before, or if you would like to brush up on your interview skills, a mock interview is an excellent opportunity to prepare for the real thing.  Mock interviews are available through two formats: each semester, we hold Mock Interview Days, when professional recruiters visit campus to conduct mock interviews with students.  Additionally, you may call our office at 610.660.3100 to schedule a mock interview with a career counselor at any time.

Career fairs: The CDC hosts three on-campus career fairs each academic year.  Employers come to campus looking to hire for internships, part-time and full-time positions, so there is something for everyone!  Career fairs are a great way for you to meet with employers from a variety of industries to ask questions, gather information and to drop off a resume.  Visit Career Fairs on our website for upcoming dates and further information.

Job listings:  SJUcareers is a comprehensive online site that allows you access to hundreds of Full-time Jobs, Internships and Part-time Jobs - including job opportunities on campus.  The on-campus job opportunities posted on SJUcareers include both work-study and non-work-study positions. Through SJUcareers, users can post resumes and cover letters and apply to positions electronically.  To access your account (or to create a new SJUcareers account as an alumnus), please refer to the SJUcareers log-in window on our website: www.sju.edu/careers.

Internships: The CDC encourages all students of all majors and class years to complete at least two internships before graduation.  An internship is a great way to explore various career options, to “test drive” a career to learn more about it, to gain real-world experience, and to build up a resume.  Many internships provide a salary or the option to earn academic credit (with the approval of one’s academic department).

Career Workshops and Events: Throughout the academic year, the CDC facilitates a number of presentations on such topics as resume writing, interviewing, as well as a variety of career fields.  Check out Career Events on our website for a complete listing.

Hawk Career Network: One of the best ways to explore various career options is to speak with someone who is currently in that profession.  Through a partnership with the Alumni Office, thousands of SJU alumni have volunteered to mentor current students.  Students are encouraged to visit Alumni Networking on our website for further details.