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Questions to ask yourself as you evaluate offers:

  • Will I have the opportunity to use my skills?
  • Will I get the support I need to grow and learn?
  • How close does the job come to the characteristics of my ideal job?
  • What is the compensation?
  • What are the employers’ expectations?
  • If it is a summer job, what is the chance of a permanent position?
  • What are the chances for increased responsibility? If I think I will only work for this employer for a limited time (e.g., 2-3 years), will I get the experience I need to enhance my resume as I apply for the next job?
  • How do I feel about this? (Trust your instincts!)

Choose what seems best to you, not what your friends, parents, or others think is best, most prestigious, or a good match.

Remember, if you discover that you made a “wrong” choice, you can make changes. We here at the Career Services Office will be ready to help you throughout your career.