Application Checklist

First Year Graduate Checklist

August

  • □ Participate in Welcome Dragon Week activities.
  • □ “Like” the SUNY Oneonta Career Development Center Facebook page. 
  • □ Follow the Career Development Center on Twitter and Instagram. 
  • □ Join the SUNY Oneonta Career Development Center LinkedIn group. 
  • □ Explore DragonLink at www.oneonta.edu/career and complete your profile. 
  • □ Check out job listings on campus and in the community on DragonLink. 
  • □ Complete appropriate employment paperwork at the Career Development Center in 110 Netzer. Remember to bring your original identification documentation! 
  • □ Start working at your new job. 
  • □ Visit CADE to learn more about tutoring available on campus. 

September 

  • □ Participate in Family Weekend activities. 

October 

  • □ Meet with your academic advisor to discuss Spring classes. 
  • □ Meet with a career counselor to discuss your Summer plan. 
  • □ Contact the CSRC about participating in a community service activity.

November

  • □ Attend annual CSRC Conference on Volunteerism. 
  • □ Register for Spring classes. 
  • □ During Thanksgiving break, shadow someone who works in the career field you wish to pursue and conduct an informational interview.

December

  • □ Study for finals. 
  • □ Write or update your resume. □ Start looking for summer jobs and internships. January
  •  □ Attend the NYC Internship Fair. 
  • □ File your FAFSA for next year’s financial aid. 

February 

  • □ Have your resume and LinkedIn profile critiqued by Career Development Center staff. 
  • □ Attend the Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Expo (JIVE). 

March 

  • □ Register for Summer classes. 
  • □ Continue search for summer job and internship opportunities.
  •  □ Schedule a mock interview at the CDC or use InterviewStream. 

April

  • □ Sign up to volunteer at Into the Streets. Contact CSRC for information. 
  • □ Register for Fall classes. 

May

  •  □ Study for finals. 
  • □ Start your summer job or internship.

Final Year Graduate Checklist

August

  • □ Update your DragonLink profile.
  • □ Check out job listings on campus and in the community on DragonLink.
  • □ Complete appropriate employment paperwork at the Career Development Center (CDC). Remember to bring your original identification
  • documentation!

September

  • □ Meet with your academic advisor.
  • □ Open an account with Interfolio to collect and send reference letters.
  • □ Begin thinking about 2 – 3 professional references for your employment search.

October

  • □ Create a personal portfolio.

November

  • □ Meet with your advisor to go over next semester’s schedule.

December

  • □ Study for final exams.
  • □ Drop off your résumé and cover letter at the CDC for a critique.
  • □ Implement job search plan.

January

  • □ Continue your job search.
  • □ Request transcripts from Registrar’s Office, if needed.

February

  • □ Complete May Graduation Application.
  • □ Register for Teacher Recruitment Days (a job fair for education majors), if appropriate.
  • □ Celebrate 100 days until Graduation!
  • □ Make hotel reservations for your family for graduation weekend.

March

  • □ Have your graduation photo taken.
  • □ Order your class ring and announcements.
  • □ Schedule a mock interview at the CDC or use InterviewStream.
  • □ Research and apply for jobs.

April

  • □ Order regalia (cap and gown) at Red Dragon Outfitters.
  • □ Celebrate 30 Days until Graduation!
  • □ Complete the First Destination Survey.
  • □ Attend Teacher Recruitment Days, if appropriate.
  • □ Interview for employment opportunities.
  • □ Develop a contingency plan in case immediate career plans are not realized.
  • □ Continue the job application process.

May

  • □ Study for final exams.
  • □ Stop by GradHQ to pick up your regalia and tickets for Commencement. Also, complete the First Destination Survey, #PinUrPath, and
  • donate to the Senior Class Gift.
  • □ Enjoy Senior Week (Senior BBQ, Pass Through the Pillars, etc.)!
  • □ Order a yearbook.
  • □ Write thank you notes or personally thank faculty and staff that have helped you through the program.
  • □ Attend Commencement!
  • □ Update your contact information with the Office of Alumni Engagement.