Career Development
Sophomore Year
Exploration, Research & Preparation

  • Update your MyCCO Account – If you have questions or incur problems, please contact Linda Austin at 494-8473 or contact CCO Office.
  • Meet with your Departmental Career Services Coordinator and/or your Academic Advisor and review you career development plan. (See Freshmen Year plan if you have not created one). 
  • Familiarize yourself with the Job Search Resources available on the college website. 
  • Investigate internship opportunities - Intern between your sophomore/ junior year and/or  your junior/senior year. This is one of the most important things you can do to build your resume and try out your potential career.

     Video: Getting the Most Out of Your Internship

  • Review Business Etiquette and Interviewing Resources – college website
  • Participate in a Mock Interview - The mock interview is a way to polish your skills before you start the real interview process
  • Attend a Resume Blitz – Your resume will be critiqued by a agriculture industry and CCO representatives
  • Create a LinkedIn profile - Think of your LinkedIn profile as an interactive business card.
  • Attend the Employer Career Panel Discussion - Evening before Fall Career Fair.
  • Attend the Fall and Spring College of Agriculture Career Fair – The Career Fair is an excellent way to explore careers, inquire about internships, build your professional career network.
  • Conduct an information interview and/or job shadow – Speak with professionals in your field(s) of interest(s).
  • Volunteer in the community - If you are unable to secure an internship position, volunteer for an organization that provides relevant experience and networking opportunities.
  • Participate in Study Abroad - if you did not apply or obtain an internship position, then think about participating in a study abroad experience.  Employers need global employees.
  • Explore Undergraduate Research.
  • Explore Leadership Development Certificate Program.
  • Get involved in campus/college clubs and leadership activities.