Learn About Yourself
- Reflect on questions like:
- What classes did you most enjoy last year?
- What skills have you developed?
- What things surprised you?
- What are practical ways you can maximize your education and related activities?
Engage in Scholarly Activities and Monitor Your Degree Progress
- Visit with the chair and faculty members in the academic department(s) in which you are most interested.
- Officially declare your academic major after you have completed a minimum of 48 credits.
- Continue to make use of academic resources (Math Resource Center, Center for Writing, department tutors, links).
- Meet with your faculty advisor at least 2 times per term. See Academic Counseling & Support website to best prepare for your faculty advisor meetings.
- Create a 4 year (or more) graduation plan with an academic counselor.
Get Involved and Connected
Broaden Your Cultural Perspective
- Attend a Study Abroad First Step meeting and follow up with a Study Abroad advisor about initial plans.
- Consider applying for short and long-term study abroad opportunities, including Fall Core and J-term Rome.
- Learn/apply for VISION trip opportunities.
- Attend on and off-campus events:
Explore Career Goals
- Continue to assess your interests, skills, and values. Identify what is important to you in a job.
- Research major/career options and review the following websites:
- Create a profile on TommieCareers, and investigate internships and part-time career related employment through the online job listings.
- Update your resume and have it reviewed by a career counselor.
- Attend Career Development Center workshops
- Begin to build a personal career network
- Maximize everyday connections with friends, classmates, family, co-workers, etc.
- Create a LinkedIn profile and join our group, ASK - Alumni Sharing Knowledge
- Conduct informational interviews or schedule job shadow opportunities