To Do List for New Graduates

@work: a career blog

Congratulations to the class of 2013. After graduation parties and a few days on the beach, it’s time to focus on your career strategy.  There are several things you can do over the summer to get a jump on your classmates in what may be your first professional job search.newgrad

Before you leave campus for good, ask your professors and classmates if you can stay connected during your job search. Professors may be willing to serve as references, and classmates in your field of study may turn up job opportunities or connections that will be helpful to you.  This is your first chance to establish a strong network, and the skills you build now will be critical to your future success. Connect with your university’s alumni association; they will be able to connect you with alumni in your field.

One of the constraints you’ll face in the job market is…

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