As a second-year graduate student, it’s critical to strengthen your unique brand and position yourself to achieve your career goals. Continue exploring your interests and building your experience through co-op, XN, and other experiential options. Identify networking opportunities with recruiters and potential employers and attend Career Design events.
Become knowledgeable early in your second year about process and deadlines for OPT through the Office of Global Services. As you create your job search strategy and refine your job search documents, you also continue to increase your network and your confidence in interviewing. Our nationally ranked Career Design office can help you with all of this and more! As an NU grad, you have access to the Office of Career Design long after you leave campus. Whether you are looking to make a career change, need advice on navigating the professional world, or simply want someone to review your resume, Career Design is a lifelong resource.
To help you get started, we recommend the Career Design coaching labs below. However, these are only suggestions. Every learner has different needs. Feel free to browse all of the lab descriptions and the full schedule. You are welcome to attend in whatever sequence works best for you and to return to any and all coaching labs for help as often as needed.
To sign up for a coaching lab, go to our events calendar. In addition, many other useful tools and resources are available:
- Visit the Career Design website for helpful resources on how to draft your resume using VMock Smart Resumes, practice for an interview with Big Interview, learn Tips for working remotely, and explore major-career guides to see how different fields of study can lead to a variety of occupations.
- Sign into NUworks for posted internship and employment opportunities, as well as other career resources and 2021 co-op opportunities. (Fall 2020 co-op opportunities are in NUcareers).
- To connect to Northeastern alumni, join NUsource.
- To support all aspects of career design as lifelong learning, use the SAIL framework and platform.