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 the Center for Career Exploration and Success to take advantage of the Internship & Job Search databases.

Attend the Fall Career Fair and Spring Internship & Career Expo (Center for Career Exploration and Success).

Attend career advising workshops offered through the Center for Career Exploration and Success.

Work on your resume early.

Meet with your faculty advisor or pre-professional advisor to:

  • Determine if your current grades are strong enough to pursue graduate or professional school.
  • Review graduate school options (Center for Career Exploration and Success).
  • 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 and away 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.