College to Career: Sophomore Year: Engage

Good Work!

You have successfully transitioned to college and are ready to begin taking responsibility for your academic and professional preparation as you begin your journey from a business student to a business professional.


Strengthen your academic preparation:

  • Align Discover results with potential major
  • Apply for admission to the School of Business
  • Speak with faculty and School of Business Student Center staff to learn
  • about specializations and current trends in your area of interest
  • Revisit and revise your academic plan
  • Plan a study abroad experience


Strengthen skills through professional development activities:

  • Develop professional networking skills
  • Sign up for School of Business internship notices
  • Join a business student organization
  • Investigate community service activities
  • Attend Business Honors informational
  • Attend business student internship presentations
  • Attend study abroad presentations


Develop your career plan:

  • Meet with a career counselor
  • Attend Career Fair
  • Sign up for Panther Recruiting through EIU Career Services
  • Update resume
  • Research internships
  • Begin to develop interviewing skills
  • Complete an externship/job shadow

 

Study Abroad

The School of Business recognizes the importance of giving its students a global perspective on the business world. Students are encouraged to participate in at least one study abroad experience during their academic careers.  Visit the School of Business study abroad webpage for further information.