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EIU School of Business

College to Career: Junior Year: Connect

Keep it up!

By the time you reach your third year, you have begun to build your professional relationships by strengthening your connection to the School of Business, your chosen profession, and prospective employers.

Strengthen your academic preparation:

  • Initiate contacts with faculty in your chosen major
  • Establish a relationship with your School of Business advisor
  • Refine your academic plan and align it with your career plan
  • Apply for graduation
  • Strengthen professional development

Attend Career Fair:

  • Secure an internship
  • Participate in on-campus interviews
  • Actively participate in business student organizations
  • Participate in a study abroad experience
  • Begin developing your professional network
  • Participate in mock interviews
  • Begin building a career wardrobe


Refine your career plan:

  • Meet with a career counselor
  • Develop job search strategies
  • Create credential portfolio with EIU Career Services
  • Update resume
  • Secure letters of recommendation
  • Write targeted cover letters
  • Research specific organizations and jobs
  • Research graduate schools


Integrative Learning Experiences

The School of Business offers a variety of integrative learning experiences, including internships and faculty-mentored student research projects.  All students are encouraged to participate in these experiences.

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School of Business

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-2627
Fax: (217) 581-6642

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