It seems hard to believe that this is my last year of college. While I am excited about a new journey and my future, there are still some loose ends to tie to prepare for my final year of school and a job.
One of the most important things you can do to help yourself find a job for your senior year is reach out to previous acquaintances or contacts.
First, if you had any internships, reconnect with your employers and peers. Inquire about future position openings and engage in “water cooloer talk,” it may help you decide whether the work environment is right for you.
Another thing you can do to reconnect in hopes in finding a job, is to contact business cards you collected over the course of your college career. I collected over 40 business cards over the course of four years and wrote how and where I met them on the back. The first form of contact should be email. It might seem awkward to contact someone who you hadn’t talked to in over three years so trying to remember something about them is crucial.
Introduce yourself, tell them about your school, major, and most importantly, that you are graduating. Another suggestion would be to ask for an informational interview or inquire them about shadowing them for a day.