Senior Checklist

Enjoy your senior year and complete all your degree requirements. It’s a great time to ask your intern supervisor and your favorite professors if they will serve as a reference for you when applying for jobs. Your future is waiting!

  • Get help from your academic department in finding a job as they work hand in hand with the Career Center to give you a boost.
  • Finish your Experimental Learning Requirement (if not completed previously).
  • Apply for graduation! Complete a degree audit. Get help with graduate school applications.
  • Engage in even more research work in your major.
  • Finalize portfolios.
  • Research graduate school opportunities and apply (if applicable).
  • Round out your resume with leadership in various areas of campus life: in academic clubs, in spiritual life, through tutoring, or mentoring underclassmen.
  • Join clubs and organizations that align with your major/minor.
  • Invite prospective high school students to attend events at CSU and talk to an enrollment counselor!
  • Leave your impression on the CSU campus by buying a brick!
  • Pursue church membership in a local church if staying in the Charleston area after graduation.
  • Develop mentee into a mentor; transfer small group leadership to someone who is in year 2 or 3.
  • Lead and Serve: a Discipleship Group in evangelistic Bible study, Growing My Faith study, or Integrating My Faith, and Calling Study; Choose a local or global missions opportunity.
  • Meet with the Career Center to help finalize your resume and cover letter.
  • Research job opportunities on the BucCareer Network and apply.
  • Attend on-campus recruitment events, workshops, and career information sessions.
  • Build your professional network on LinkedIn. Obtain references and recommendation letters.
  • Complete the First Destination Survey to inform the Career Center of your plans after graduation and to connect with the Alumni Office.

Year 4 Accomplishments

By now you have:

Completed resume, portfolio, and obtained references.

Applied to graduate school, if applicable.

Completed academic requirements.

Accepted your diploma from President Faulkner and embark on a significant life!


You made it. You are an official CSU graduate! Know that your supervisors, mentors, and professors are cheering you
on as you embark on the next stage of your life. As you lead a significant life and impact your world for Christ, your CSU family will be praying for you. Mark your calendar for Homecoming, so you can attend as an alumnus!


CSU students in the stands of the football stadium cheering with Buccaneers shirts and Go Bucs signs.

Sports, worship, theatre, concerts, intramurals, homecoming… there’s plenty to keep your calendar full. Show up and show out at any of our campus events!