Montana State University
Career, Internship
& Student Employment Services

Montana State University
177 Strand Union Bldg.
P.O. Box 174180
Bozeman, MT 59717-4180

Tel: (406) 994-4353
Toll-Free: 877-777-8489
Fax: (406) 994-5488
careers@montana.edu

Sophomore Year Action Plan



Career Exploration And Investigation Activities
  • Develop a file of information about specific career alternatives and narrow your potential career options.
  • Collect information about specific careers. Collect information about types of opportunities in managerial, technical, and professional career areas.
  • Accumulate and analyze information about the world of work, office politics, corporate culture, and work force diversity.
  • To apply for internships and summer jobs, you will probably need a resume. Develop a resume and have it critiqued in Career, Internship & Student Employment Services. Make a list of contacts, prepare cover letter formats, and investigate various job search strategies.
  • Write answers to the following 3 key questions and place them in your career action plan file:
  • What do I have to offer an employer?
  • Who needs what I have to offer?
  • How do I make them want me?

Write answers to the following 3 key questions and place them in your career action plan file:

  1. What do I have to offer an employer?
  2. Who needs what I have to offer?
  3. How do I make them want me?

Summer Vacation After Sophomore Year

  • Get a summer job or internship; continue to earn expenses and build a good work reputation and work experience.
  • Develop job-related and computer skills.
  • Develop maturity and knowledge about the work place and what it takes to achieve success.
  • Join a campus organization or activity in an area of interest and attend meetings regularly. Participate in activities. Consider becoming a leader or officer in the organization. Participation in campus activities is an effective way to develop leadership, organizational and planning skills.