Students attending information session on the quad

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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Continue to make use of academic resources (Math Resource Center, Center for Writing, department tutors and Libraries)
  • Learn more about your instructors’ research areas. Seek out a potential mentor and identify an upcoming semester or summer in which you can collaborate on research.

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: