Academic and Career Planning Center

Email Job Listings

Alumni can add their name to our e-mail distribution lists to receive job announcements and other important information as we receive it.  If you would like to be included on these lists, you should send your e-mail address to  PLEASE NOTE: Lists are NOT organized by major, due to the volume of alumni requests we receive.

Interview Tips

Before the Interview

  • Research the company! It is crucial to know some basic information about the company that is interviewing you. You should at least know the following : Who they are, what they do, where they do it, why they do it, and how you can fit in. Click here for more information on how to research companies.

  • Practice thoughtful answers to anticipated questions.  Do a videotaped mock interview with the ACPC.

Graduate School Action Plan

Fall or Spring: Eighteen to Twenty-Four Months Prior to Beginning
a Graduate Program

  • Research areas of interest, institutions, and programs.
  • Talk to advisors about application requirements.
  • Register and prepare for appropriate graduate admissions tests.
  • Investigate national scholarships.
  • Begin planning your references.

Summer: Fifteen Months Prior to Beginning a Graduate Program

Choosing a Graduate School

If you've made the decision to attend graduate school, the next step is deciding where.

Make a List of Schools

Hopefully, you have selected a program of study and have some career goals in mind. The next thing to do is to create a list of schools that offer the type of program that you want.

Resources to consult:

Applying to Graduate School

Once you have narrowed down your choice of graduate programs, you are ready to begin the application process. Although each program is different, you should expect to begin the search a year to a year and a half prior to the semester that you want to enroll. Most graduate schools have an application deadline between January and March for admittance the following year. It is to your advantage to apply as early as possible, as the first applicants usually have a slight advantage over those received later in the process.

Career Fair Tips for Students

Recorded workshops available on ANGEL: Select workshops provided via Career Services at University Park are made available to students. Students should log in to ANGEL, click on "Find A Group," and search for the "Career Services Recorded Workshops" group. To enroll and view the content, students will need to click "Enroll (no pin required)."