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Four Year Plan

Enroll in Orientation Class

  • Attend SOAR
  • Sign-up for Connections

Get to know your academic advisor
Select courses that allow you to explore a variety of disciplines
Take CLEP and other exams to earn academic credit
Explore careers and majors at Career Services

  • Completing career interest inventories (Access Focus for online career exploration)
  • Taking “Career and Life Planning” – USU 1220
  • Connecting with alumni via the Student Alumni Mentor Network and LinkedIn
  • Completing your profile in AGGIE Handshake – your online networking and internship/career posting site

Get involved with campus and community organizations

  • Develop an intentional plan of service and leadership to USU and the community

Continue to explore interests and abilities in order to declare a major
Enroll in courses that fulfill both general education and major requirements

Discuss potential majors with your Career Coach at Career Services who can recommend:

  • Professionals and alumni in your field (via AGGIE Handshake)
  • Faculty and advisors

If you have not done so, now is the time to select a major
Apply for internship opportunities, international study/exchange programs, and undergraduate research
Meet with your Career Coach to:

  • Create targeted employment documents (resume/cover letter)
  • Develop a network of potential employers and alumni
  • Research organizations
  • Prepare for and attend all fairs/expos

Take a leadership role in student organizations
Consider a “Service Learning” experience
Research graduate schools and prepare for entrance exams (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, MAT, etc.).Guides are available for check out in the Career Cafe
Use AGGIE Handshake to apply for internships and to network with alumni and employers

Apply for graduation
Join the Student Alumni Association

If you are seeking career employment, visit Career Services to:

  • Receive one-on-one career search coaching
  • Update and edit your resume/cover letter and prepare for interviews
  • Participate in on-campus recruiting with various regional, national, and global organizations
  • Attend all job fairs and expos well prepared with an introduction and targeted documents>

If you are continuing your education:

  • Work with your Career Coach to create graduate and professional school applications
  • Take entrance exams in the Career Services-Testing area
  • Investigate the variety of programs available at Utah State and nationwide at the Grad School Fair

Complete Career Services’ annual Graduation Survey to report your plans

Four Year Plan