Student Professional Development Center

Career Planning Timeline

Sophomore Year:

  • Begin writing your resume
  • Identify interesting occupations and begin to conduct informational interviews 
  • Declare a major and figure out what you want to do with it
  • Search for internship and job shadowing opportunities – register with the Elon Job Network
  • Volunteer!
  • Take on leadership roles within your favorite club or organization
  • Get to know professors within your major
  • Continue to meet with your academic advisor to make sure you are on track
  • Meet with your career advisor to begin developing a career plan
  • Apply for meaningful summer experiences, including internships and co-ops
  • Explore Study Abroad opportunities and plan for an international experience next year
  • Identify personal interests, abilities and values by taking one of our assessments
  • Learn about graduate school opportunities
  • Attend events sponsored by The Office of Career Services
  • Network with your peers for future opportunities