First Year

As a First Year student, we recommend visiting Career and Professional Development (CPD) early and often to identify your values, interests, and skills. Below are some ideas for jumpstarting your four-year Career Action Plan.  

  • Meet with a Peer Advisor to create your college resume and learn about CPD’s resources 
  • Login to Handshake to complete your profile, select career interest areas, and view upcoming events and internship opportunities
  • Bookmark the Career and Professional Development website to stay updated on workshops, fairs and expos, programs, internships and job opportunities 
  • Follow Career and Professional Development on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all programs, resources and opportunities 
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach via Handshake to discuss your career interests and explore internship opportunities
  • Apply for a Freshman-specific national or international fellowship that provides academic and professional experience related to your career goals
  • Visit LMU’s Health Professions Advising page to learn more about the career path to healthcare and medicine
  • Visit What Can I Do With This Major? and LMU’s Academic Catalog to understand how your choice of major will affect your job search
  • Gain clarity about your personality, career interests, and strengths by taking a career assessment
  • Create a LinkedIn profile to keep track of your college accomplishments and begin researching LMU alumni career paths by major
  • Attend a CPD workshop to brush up on resumes, internship search strategies, networking, and LinkedIn
  • Attend the Annual Community Service Fair to learn about service opportunities and the Career Expo to discover career options
  • Join a weekend or week-long service-immersion trip to reflect on your personal values