First Year

Learn About Yourself

  • Use an academic planner to assist you with time management and a balanced lifestyle. Make an appointment with an academic counselor for guidance and recommendations!
  • Make an appointment with a career specialist in the Career Development Center to talk about interests, values and skills and how they relate to majors and careers.

Practice Scholarly Engagement and Track Degree Progress

  • Proactively make use of academic resources (Math Resource Center, Center for Writing, department tutors).
  • Develop good study skills. Make an appointment with an academic counselor for guidance and recommendations!
  • Attend your faculty advisor meeting the day before classes, September 3, 2017, and visit with your faculty advisor at least 3 times per term. See Academic Counseling & Support website to best prepare for your faculty advisor meetings.
  • Complete the required online module that highlights degree requirements and how to access your degree evaluation.

Get Involved and Connected

Broaden Your Cultural Perspective

Explore Career Goals

  • Drop by Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 123 to learn about Career Development Center services or make an appointment to meet with a career counselor.
  • View Career Resources on the CDC website.
  • Talk with a career counselor to determine if a career assessment would be helpful in exploring careers.
  • Browse through the "What can I do with a Major In?" section on the Career Development Center website (link).
  • Develop a list of majors and careers to consider. 
  • Create or update your resume and cover letter for an on-campus job.
  • Look for a summer job or volunteer opportunity to develop and learn new skills.
  • Visit our seminars and events page to learn about upcoming career workshops and events.
  • Register to receive a weekly Career Development Center e-mail with information related to workshops, activities and internships by emailing and ask to subscribe to our email list.