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If you enter DePauw as a first-year student in August 2018 or later, you will build an experience portfolio through the DePauw Gold Commitment.    Think of your Experience Portfolio as your pathway through DePauw's varied co-curricular opportunities. As outlined below, part of your Experience Portfolio involves participating in career development programming customized for each class year.  Gold Commitment programming, including career development programming, as well as specific deadlines are advertised through Campus Labs.

All students, regardless of class year, are welcome to participate in all Gold Commitment Programming offered by the Hubbard Center.

First Year

  1. As part of your summer checklist, log on to Handshake at depauw.joinhandshake.com to complete your current Career Interests using your portal network username and password. 
  2. Attend a Hubbard Center Introductory session near the start of the fall to learn about how we can help you develop a plan related to career exploration, internships, on-campus employment, off-campus study, graduate school preparation and more.
  3. Attend a Hubbard Center Summer Internships & Opportunities session in the spring.
  4. Complete full Handshake profile, including resume, by March 1.
  5. Participate in one exploratory fair or self-assessment from a list of approved fairs and self-assessments (see full list below) that are offered at several points each year.

Sophomore Year

  1. Participate in a Sophomore Series kickoff event
  2. Update Handshake profile (including resume) by the end of the fall term
  3. Participate in a Sophomore Series orientation meeting that provides an overview of career-related Commitment programming that is particularly appropriate for sophomores as well as follow-up Sophomore Series programming.
  4. Complete goals section in Sophomore Success Calendar.
  5. Participate in one exploratory fair or self-assessment from a list of approved fairs and self-assessments (see full list below) that are offered at several points each year.

Junior Year

  1. Update Handshake profile (including resume) by the end of the fall term
  2. Participate in a Junior Jump Start orientation meeting that provides an overview of career-related Commitment programming that is particularly appropriate for juniors as well as follow-up programming.
  3. Submit a one paragraph statement of post-graduation goals by the end of the spring term.
  4. Participate in one exploratory fair or self-assessment from a list of approved fairs and self-assessments (see full list below) that are offered at several points each year.

Senior Year

  1. Update Handshake profile (including resume) by the end of the fall term.
  2. Participate in a Senior Real World Series orientation meeting that provides an overview of career-related Commitment programming that is particularly relevant for seniors, as well as follow-up programming.
  3. Complete First Destination Survey by December 1st and update it before Commencement.
  4. Participate in one exploratory fair or self-assessment from a list of approved fairs and self-assessments (see full list below) that are offered at several points each year.

APPROVED EXPLORATORY FAIRS AND SELF-ASSESSMENTS

  • DePauw On-campus employment fair
  • DePauw Global fair
  • DePauw Career and Internship fair
  • DePauw Graduate and Professional school fair
  • DePauw Alumni networking event
  • An approved fair sponsored by one of DePauw’s consortium partners
  • StrengthsQuest self-assessment and debrief
  • Strong Inventory self-assessment and debrief
  • MTBI self-assessment and debrief

 

 

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL 765-658-4622, OR EMAIL HUBBARD@DEPAUW.EDU

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