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Self Assessment

Utilize career assessments to understand and identify your
  • Interests
  • Personality Type
  • Skills/Abilities
  • Values
Researching Options
Decision Making/Goal Setting
  • Weigh the pros and cons of each major/career option you researched
  • Work with your academic adviser to develop a degree plan of study
  • Establish short and long term SMART goals that prepare you for the job market and/or graduate school

Career Readiness
Explore & Gain Relevant Work Experience
  • Research possible experiential opportunities especially through internships and co-ops
  • Attend career fairs/workshops/career-related programs to build awareness and support decision making
  • Obtain information on employment opportunities and prospective employers
  • Research and identify career-related internships to develop transferable skills
  • Gain 2 to 3 internship or co-ops to identify career direction
Implement Job Search Strategies
  • Create a strategic plan to proactively pursue possibilities
  • Develop a record or tracking system for job search
  • Visit Career Services, OUCareerLink and research jobs often
  • Network with employers, alumni, family and friends
  • Utilize social networking sites for career search
  • Proactively pursue job posting sites to submit resume and cover letters
  • Join associations, organizations, groups and affiliations related to field
  • Utilize all job search outlets including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
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FIRST YEAR
0-28 CREDITS
SECOND YEAR
28-56 CREDITS
THIRD YEAR
56-90 CREDITS
FOURTH YEAR
90+ CREDITS





   
  • Meet with your academic adviser to start review your degree evaluation.

  • Find a faculty mentor/faculty adviser and discuss:
    • Options within your major
    • Involvement in professional organizations in your field
    • What comes after graduation -- job opportunities and/or further education
    • Recommendation letters for job/graduate school searches

  • Complete an internship and begin researching a second one on OU CareerLink.

  • Conduct informational interviews and job shadow professionals in your chosen field.  

  • Consider graduate school:
    • Research potential universities
    • Take required application tests
    • Begin collecting application materials
  • Prepare for your job search:
    • Meet with a career consultant to finalize your resume
    • Establish your personal brand on social media
    • Participate in mock interviews through Career Services


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GPA Calculator
For each class, input the number of credit hours and the numerical grade you received. Your GPA is determined by multiplying the number of credits for each class by your grade points and then finding the average.


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This GPA calculator should only be used as a resource to help you understand how grade point averages are calculated, the results are not official. Official GPA calculations are completed by OU's Office of the Registrar and can be found in your SAIL account.