As a student, you’re understandably focused on grades and trudging through classes your not even sure why you have to take them. The problem is that your university might also only be concerned with your grades and not your post-graduation success.
The number one thing that people looking for their first environmental career tell me is that they don’t feel qualified to work, even in the entry-level jobs they are applying to. It's also very common for recent grads to turn to coaching after the pressure to get a job increases or they’ve gotten a job only to discover it isn’t going to lead to their dream career and there is a lot more paper pushing than they had expected. The best thing you can do for yourself while you are still in school and to make sure to protect the investment you’ve made in time, energy, and money to get that degree is to start figuring things out now!
Here are five simple things you can do before you graduate to ensure that you are ready for the highly competitive world that is environmental career searching.
A lot of people tend to jump straight into applying which is understandably overwhelming as a student, you don't know what exactly to put on a resume, aren't sure you can commit to a job now if you got an offer, and you can't even say that you have the degree yet. Start with these prep items and you'll be a lot closer to being prepared to start applying for jobs.
If you want more help knowing how to build a strategy for transitioning into the job search check out the Job Search Expectations Webinar.