Second Year Students – Investigate

We encourage students in their second year at Ashland University to investigate further opportunities for growth, dig deep to find strategies for success and start collecting tangible experience that will aid them in their pursuit of their career.

As you begin your second year, you’ll realize that you know more than you initially thought. Use the confidence that follows to learn even more! Search for knowledge and experiences that have helped others to succeed and use them so that you can succeed in turn. Experiences might include:

  • Confirming your major and considering adding a minor
  • Finding out what you can do with your major after you graduate
  • Establishing a network with contacts in your desired line of work
  • Applying for internships and job shadow opportunities in your field
  • Visiting the Career Center for Life Calling to polish your cover letters and resume
  • Attending at least one career fair. Ashland University hosts career fairs in the fall and spring.

As your career journey goes on, use the strategies available through the tracks we promote:

Students on campus

Career Track

  • Partner with a Career Center for Life Calling team member to research career opportunities in your desired field. Develop a research grid to record the results.
  • Schedule a meeting with the Career Center for Life Calling to polish your resume and cover letter and work on important professional skills, such as networking and interviewing.
  • Consistently communicate with your professional academic advisor to stay informed of new opportunities and events.
  • Create a LinkedIn account and conduct informational interviews with people working in positions that interest you. Don’t be afraid to reach out to our office for help with this platform!
  • Create an account on CareerShift to find professional events, internships and job postings.
Career day

Calling Track

Life skills class

Spiritual Formation Leadership Track

  • Explore faith-based exams and personality assessments, such as spiritual gift tests.

  • Stay involved with your worshiping community. If you haven’t selected one already, there are plenty of options through the Office of Christian Ministry.

  • Continue your involvement with activities on campus and/or small, faith-based groups and Bible study groups.

  • Engage in mission trips and volunteer projects.

Newman Catholic Ministries