Career Timeline

Employment Timeline

 Freshman Year

  • Set an appointment with the Career Center to discuss early career planning.
  • Explore careers that are interesting to you.
  • Work on your GPA to keep it as high as possible.
  • Learn to manage your time and projects.

Sophomore Year (Fall)

  • Seek assistance from your Career Counselor if you are unsure what major to choose or what jobs correspond with your major.
  • Career Testing such as: Career Direct or Do What You Are-Personality and Career Testing.
  • Attend the Graduate School and Seminary Fair in October.

Sophomore Year (Spring)

  • Start the "networking process" with two or more people in the profession you would like to work in.
  • Set up an appointment to make a resume.
  • If you are unsure about your major, complete the career tests listed above.
  • Attend the Camp Fair in February.
  • This summer, seek a job or an internship that is related to your major.

Junior Year (Fall)

  • Set up an appointment to complete or update your resume.
  • Learn how to complete an electronic resume.
  • Attend the Graduate School Fair.
  • Search and apply for internships for the summer. (Most deadlines are in November.)
  • Education Majors: Complete the Teachers Directory Form and return to the Career Services.

Junior Year (Spring)

  • E-mail a finished copy of your resume to the Career Services.
  • Interview with employers that visit Bryan College.
  • Continue the "Networking Process."
  • Attend the Camp Fair.
  • Do an internship this summer!

Senior Year (Fall)

  • Update your resume and e-mail a copy to the Career Services.
  • Network with prospective employers.
  • Attend the Graduate School Fair.
  • Interview with on-campus recruiters.
  • Set up a mock interview/practice interview with the Career Services.
  • Education Majors: Complete and return the Teacher’s Directory Form to the Career Services.

Senior Year (Spring)

  • Interview with on-campus recruiters.
  • Update your resume and profile on the Alumni Your Membership site
  • View the Job Bulletin.
  • Send thank you notes to people who wrote your recommendation letters and inform them of your success.
  • Graduate!

Graduate School Timeline

Junior Year (Fall and Spring)

  • Research areas of interest, institutions, and programs.
  • Talk to advisors about application requirements.
  • Register and prepare for appropriate graduate/professional school admission tests.
  • Investigate national scholarships.
  • If appropriate, obtain letters of recommendation.

Junior Year (Summer)

  • Take required admission tests.
  • Write for application materials.
  • Visit institutions of interest, if possible.
  • Write application essay.
  • Check on application deadlines and rolling admissions policies.
  • For medical, dental, osteopathy, podiatry, or law school, you may need to register for the national application or data assembly service most programs use.

Senior Year (Fall)

  • Obtain letters of recommendation.
  • Take graduate/professional school admissions tests, if you haven’t already.
  • Send in completed applications.
  • Register for Graduate and Professional School Financial Aid Service (GAPSFAS), if required.

Senior Year (Spring)

  • Check with all institutions before the deadline to make sure your file is complete.
  • Visit institutions that accept you.
  • Send a deposit to your institution of choice.
  • Notify other schools that accepted you of your decision so that they may admit students on their waiting list.
  • Send thank you notes to people who wrote your recommendation letters and inform them of your success.