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EIU School of Business

College to Career: Senior Year: Focus

Congratulations, you are almost there!

In your fourth year, you will be prepared to practice your leadership and professional skills and to focus on securing employment after graduation to begin your career, or to gain admission to a graduate program.

Complete your academic plan:

  • Prepare for graduation
  • Focus on current trends in your area of interest
  • Complete Business Honors or independent research projects
  • Continue regular interaction with faculty in your chosen major and your School of Business advisor

Enhance skills through professional development activities:

  • Assume a leadership role in your organization
  • Participate in a community service activity
  • Participate in internship panel and/or poster presentations
  • Expand your professional network
  • Participate in mock interviews
  • Build your career wardrobe


Implement your career plan:

  • Polish resume
  • Write targeted cover letters
  • Secure letters of recommendation
  • Identify prospective employers
  • Apply for jobs
  • Interview with prospective employers
  • Secure post-graduate jobs
  • Complete graduate school admission tests
  • Apply to graduate schools


Outstanding Faculty & Academic and Professional Growth

Our highly qualified, dedicated faculty understand what is required to
educate today’s students to become tomorrow’s business leaders. The faculty
have extensive professional business experience and value the importance
of bringing current world issues into the classroom, while challenging
our students to reach new heights through personal discovery. The
programs focus on an integrative learning environment that gives students
opportunities for academic and professional development in and out of the

Students are afforded many opportunities for academic and professional
growth. Each major in the School of Business has at least one studentled
professional organization. Students have opportunities to learn from
others in addition to the faculty. Through programs like study abroad,
supplemental instruction, tutoring, student organizations, internships, and
independent study, students can develop and practice their skills beyond
what they learn in the classroom.

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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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