Professional Development

LSB Career is a cycle designed to help you, the business student, through every step of your professional development. Made up of 6 steps, the cycle is designed to assist you whether you are trying to determine a major, researching companies for an internship opportunity, or interviewing for a potential job.

LSB Career Cycle Phases

Discover your Area of Interests

This phase of the LSB Career cycle is for students who are looking to define their interests and learn more about what they would like to gain from their career and major choice.

Students in this phase should check out the DISCOVER programming offered through LSB Career.

Career Services at Elon offers many resources to help you further define your career aspirations.

Have you logged on to your Elon Job/Mentor Network account? Watch this tutorial on setting up your profile and completing basic employer and mentor searches!

Research

If you’re a student in the Research phase of the LSB Career cycle, you’re looking to begin targeting companies for internship and professional experiences. You are beginning to strategically search for opportunities leading toward a specific career goal.

Students in this phase should check out the CONNECT programming offered through LSB Career.

Career Services at Elon offers many resources to help you in your search for career opportunities.

Applying to Jobs

Students in this phase of the LSB Career cycle have completed their strategic search and have a thorough understanding of the companies they wish to target for their professional experiences relating to their career goals. They are looking to begin preparing for on-campus recruiting and interviewing with these companies by polishing their resume and cover letter.

Students in this phase should check out the ENGAGE programming offered through LSB Career.

Also, take a look at the Accounting & Finance and Business: Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, International Business, International Economics On-Campus Recruiter Timelines. 

Interviewing

Students in the Interview phase of the LSB Career cycle are engaged in the interviewing process, readying all materials needed to be successful in any interview session. Students in this phase have updated their resume & cover letter and have fully researched typical interview practices for their targeted companies.

Students in this phase should check out the ENGAGE programming offered through LSB Career.

Do you have a Skype interview coming up? Check out our video with six tips to keep in mind when participating in a video chat interview.

Accepting, Declining, and Negotiating Offers

Students in the Offer phase of the LSB Career cycle have completed the interviewing process and are in the decision making process regarding their professional opportunities. They are ready to accept or decline an offer and negotiate the parameters of their opportunity.

Students in this phase should check out the REFINE programming offered through LSB Career.

Transitioning to Employment

Depending on the decision made in the Offer phase, students who transition to the Employment phase of the LSB Career cycle are about to begin their professional experience in the world of work.

Students in this phase should check out the REFINE programming offered through LSB Career.

Career Services at Elon offers many resources to help you in your transition to the world of work.

Attention Seniors - All LSB seniors must schedule an appointment with their professional development advisor.