Third Year Students

Gain Experience

Every student follows a different path during their college years. We suggest a general action plan for you to tailor to your individual interests throughout your four years at the University of San Diego. These activities will help you gain a better understanding of your career options and prepare you for making decisions about employment or graduate/professional school. Career Development is here to provide assistance to all students every step of the way.

  • Meet with a career counselor to develop your internship search action plan
  • Update your resume and learn how to write a cover letter
  • Update your Linkedin profile
  • Search for internships on Handshake and Career Shift 
  • Prepare a professional outfit to wear to networking events and interviews
  • Attend Torero Talent Job & Internship Fair in the fall and Career Expo in the spring
  • Develop interviewing skills at a workshop, with mock interviews, or using InterviewStream
  • Complete an internship or research in your field of interest
  • If you’re considering graduate/professional school, attend the Graduate School Fair, and start researching programs, requirements, and admissions deadlines
  • Attend alumni panels or other networking events
  • Attend a Torero Trek to visit employers on site
  • Apply for summer internship funding through the Career Development Center