The 60 credit mark may feel like it is approaching fast! Do you have your major plan in place? It is okay to not know your exact career path yet. Most majors have a variety of career opportunities, so no matter what major you choose, you will have plenty of career options!
If you have not already, start getting involved with campus groups and volunteer opportunities related to the careers you are interested in. This way you can gain experience and build up your skills and resume. You can discover which career paths within your major you enjoy and which ones you do not. Remember: the experience you get outside of the classroom can be just as important as your major!
- If you are still searching for a major check out the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration or schedule an appointment with a professional CAPE Coach.
- A great way to find the right campus opportunity for you is to check out the Student Engagement Website. Use the links on the right-hand side to find 7 ways to get involved and gain experience outside of the classroom.
Have You Met With Your Advisor Lately?
At this point, you’re nearly halfway through your college career! This is a good time to meet with your advisor to ensure you are on track to graduate. Do you plan to study abroad? Does your major program require a minor or a research component? Now is the time to start mapping these things out!
Talk with your advisor about your career goals. Where do you see yourself after graduation? Your advisor can help you create a master four-year plan for you to follow on your path to success.
Maybe you are speeding through your required coursework and have time for a double major or a minor that complements your career goals.
Look at your APAS report before meeting with your advisor to check on your degree progress.
It is always helpful to prepare early for next year. Scholarship applications are already available for next fall, and the application deadlines are quickly approaching. You can save some money when you get a scholarship, so take advantage of this opportunity!
Additionally, it may be helpful to create a budget now for summer and next school year. Calculate how much you need to save for next fall based on how much you earn this summer and your anticipated expenses. It is important to know these details to avoid running into financial difficulty later.
- Not sure what scholarships you are eligible for? Check out the scholarship search tool!
- Need a job? Handshake offers hundreds of opportunities on and off-campus for every major and area of interest!
- Need help making a budget? Schedule an appointment with a One Stop Financial Wellness Counselor and check out these budgeting and spending tools.