To fulfill this requirement, you'll need to do three things:
- Attend a qualifying event or complete a qualifying activity
- Write a reflection about it
- Submit your reflection to ScholarTrack
Qualifying career events and activities
The below events are events that all IU campuses offer. To find an event specific to your campus, choose your campus.
Conduct an informational interview: a meeting with someone who has a career you’re interested in. Talk to them about what their job is like, what advice they have, and any other questions you may have.
Job shadow someone or complete a career assessment: job shadowing involves following around an individual in a position or profession you’re interested in to learn more about what that entails. A career assessment can include Strong’s Interest Inventory, Strengths Finder, Indiana Career Explorer, and True Colors. You can also complete any of the modules in IU's Career EDGE program.
Create a professional resume: the career center on your campus can help you begin the resume writing process or you can do the Resume module in Career EDGE. Learn more about what you’ll want to include in your resume. You can also utilize an online platform, such as LinkedIn, to help boost your resume’s presence online.
Create a portfolio: a compilation of documents that gives you an opportunity to highlight examples of your academic work that’s relevant to your major and career path.
Complete an internship: a structured and supervised opportunity that provides you with practical experiences in a career field. Student teaching, clinical hours in healthcare, co-ops, or other experiential learning that is part of your curriculum are considered internships for this requirement.
Participate in faculty-student research: student and faculty connect to research a topic of interest. It is generally for credit but can be extracurricular, as well.