At this point of winter break, hopefully you’ve caught up on much-needed sleep, had a chance to eat all your favorite foods, and got to spend some quality time with friends and family. It also wouldn’t be surprising if by this time, you’re also getting a little bored and looking forward to coming back to campus. Here are some simple things you can do that will help you hit the ground running once you do come back back:

Find out who's recruiting at the iSchool.

Research who’s recruiting at the iSchool.

1. Find Out Who’s Coming to the Career Fair

As earlier this week, you’re able to see on OrangeLink which companies will be coming to the iSchool’s career fair on Feb. 3. Be aware that companies can register right up until the career fair, so it won’t be an exhaustive list but it will give you an idea who will be there. This way you can begin doing research on the companies that are coming and seeing if they interest you. You’ll also be able to see what types of internships or full-time jobs they are looking to fill.

2. Work on Your Resume

If you haven’t touched your resume in a while or need to make one for the first time, this is the perfect time to get started. If you are a freshman or sophomore, I highly recommend this career guide from the University’s Career Services office. For juniors and seniors, check out our resume template and this career guide. The iSchool will be holding Resume Triage sessions, a chance to get your resume checked by a staff or faculty member during the week of Jan. 25 – stay tuned more info!

3. Create a Career Goal

Set your goals for the year.

Set your goals for the year.

Make one of your New Year’s resolutions career-related. This could be that you want to visit a career counselor, join a club related to a career interest (ex: Information Security Club), take a personality assessment, etc. Write the goal down, share it with a friend, and share it with me. I would love to help you achieve your career goals this year!

Have a goal in mind? Share in the comments below!