Third-Year Plan for Success

By the conclusion of your third year of college, you will:

1.  Finalize your degree plans

  • File the paperwork necessary to declare a major and/or a minor
  • Identify an emphasis within your degree (as appropriate)
  • Meet with your academic advisor to stay on track
  • Know your remaining degree requirements and have a plan for degree completion
  • Know when to apply for graduation

2.  Maintain relationships with faculty to continue to develop a professional network

  • Identify at least one faculty member that knows you well enough to write a letter of recommendation that speaks to your abilities in relation to your goals

3.  Participate in a co-curricular opportunity to develop professional  and interpersonal skills

  • Apply and participate in research/internship/employment opportunity that furthers your career goals (or enroll in a 095, 195, 198 or 199)
  • Apply for a summer internship or career-related employment opportunity
  • Participate in community service

4.  Develop a timeline-based action plan for post-baccalaureate options, i.e. complete professional licensure or graduate school admissions testing, or complete applications in support of your post baccalaureate options

  • Research and identify appropriate schools/programs
  • Register and sit for GRE/ LSAT/MCAT/DAT/EIT etc.
  • Prepare professional and/or graduate school applications