Graduation Application Completion Form
The Career Development Center guides students in career planning, goal setting, and preparation for your future career. Our services include resume reviews, mock interviews, job searching assistance, LinkedIn, and much more! If you want to make an appointment to discuss any of these items, please stop by the CDC (Memorial Hall 125) front desk or call 309-298-1838.

Some of our unique services include:
*Two Skype rooms for interviews with companies
*Two Career & Internship Fairs every year
*A professional clothing closet called The Captain's Closet, which has FREE suits, work pants, blouses, shirts, ties, and much more!
*Job Searching Scholarships awarded every semester

What is your full name?
Your answer
What is your email address?
Your answer
1. Please state a long-term (5 years) career goal.
Your answer
2. Write two short-term goals that will help you achieve the long-term career goal. (Be as specific as possible using the S.M.A.R.T goal method - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, & Timely) Here's an example: "I will apply for two jobs per week for the entire Fall Semester and connect with individuals from those companies on LinkedIn."
Your answer
3. On a scale of 1-10, how prepared do you feel to enter the workforce and successfully execute your job?
Not prepared at all
Extremely prepared
4. On a scale of 1-10, how prepared do you feel to apply for jobs, network with professionals, and interview with employers?
Not prepared at all
Extremely Prepared
5. Please check-mark each box if you have the following documents and job searching skills.
If you did not check-mark some of the below items, we can help you! Stop by the front desk at the CDC or call 309-298-1838 to set-up an appointment to discuss these necessary skills and documents you need before you graduate!.
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6. Here is an example of a professional resume. How confident do you feel that your resume will stand out from other job candidates?
Not confident
Very confident
Example Resume
7. Interviewing can be a stressful experience, but is a necessary part of the job/internship search process. Please watch this video. How confident do you feel in your interviewing abilities?
Not confident
Very Confident
Mock Interview
8. LinkedIn is an important aspect of job searching, networking, and professional development. Do you have a LinkedIn account?
LinkedIn
9. Check out this list of common benefits companies offer to new employees. https://collegegrad.com/jobsearch/successful-job-offer-negotiation/evaluating-your-benefits-package 1. Which benefits are your top priorities in a job? 2. What financial strategies will you use to save for retirement, home loans, and other large costs?
Your answer
10. How has WIU prepared you for your future career? Be specific.
Please let us know if you are willing to let University Admissions or the Career Development Center use your quote for marketing materials!
Your answer
You're Almost Finished with your Graduation Application Requirements......
1. Have you signed up for Leatherneck Link, yet? Please go to wiu-csm.symplicity.com and create your FREE job searching account.

2. Do you have a signature from the Alumni Association? You can stop by the Alumni House located on Adams Street to get your form signed.

3. Do you want to make an appointment to create career goals, plan your job searching strategy, and/or work on your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, interviewing strategies, and more? Please stop by our front desk in Memorial Hall 125 or call 309-298-1838 to make an appointment!

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