College of Arts & Science & University Studies
Junior year is a time when you begin to think about your plans after graduation and how you want to use your major. Whether you are considering a job or graduate or professional school, here are some important steps to take:
- Register with Career Services to take advantage of the Job & Internship Search databases.
- Attend the Spring Internship & Career Expo
- Attend career advising workshops offered through Career Services.
- Work on your resume.
- Meet with your faculty advisor or pre-professional advisor to:
- Determine if your current grades are strong enough to pursue graduate or professional school.
- Research graduate or professional schools.
- Determine the best time to take entrance exams such as the GRE, LSAT, & MCAT.
- Discuss letters of recommendation with your faculty advisor.
- Investigate assistantships, scholarships and fellowships offered by graduate programs.
- Supplement your coursework with courses that will strengthen your application.
- Meet with a CAS academic advisor to:
- Discuss whether you need to modify your goals based on a change of interest or plans to attend graduate or professional school.
- Discuss whether you should add a minor.
- Talk about study abroad programs and how international programs may meet your graduation requirements and complement your academic program.
- Share future goals (even if they're not well defined) to brainstorm ideas and resources to help you determine your next steps.