PREPARE to complete your college experience, think about post graduate work, put the life skills you have acquired into play, experience your options, put into practice what you have learned, implement your academic plan, fine tune your leadership skills. This list is a guide to help you navigate your junior year. It is your responsibility to integrate the list as how it fits best into your personal and academic goals.
Academic Excellence and Achievements:
Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the core courses need to insure you are on the right track to graduate and discuss options for minors and other relevant courses.
Continue to establish relationships with faculty/staff mentors and pursue additional connections with new mentors.
Utilize degree audit to ensure you are on track for graduation.
Connect with librarians at the Marvin K. Peterson Library to learn more about the library's resources, online databases and interlibrary loans.
Continue to utilize tutoring and writing resources in the Center for Learning Resources that can assist you with your academic success.
Look at requirements and timelines for graduate or professional school, if applicable, and take admission prep courses and tests. Take the practice tests available on campus. Review for MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or GRE, if appropriate.
Attend the Writing Proficiency Exam workshop. Then take and pass the WPE (Writing Proficiency Examination).
Meet with faculty in your academic department to discuss thesis topics and/or opportunities for a Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research project and/or thesis.
Participate in a study abroad opportunity.
Talk with faculty regarding letters of recommendation for graduate/professional school, if applicable.
Connect with mentees of the UNH community (from 1st and 2nd year).
Join a professional organization and/or participating on a committee to learn about opportunities to present at a conference related to your academic major.
Investigate the SURF Program.
Eliminate any library or other holdson your account for registration.
Register to vote in West Haven or request an absentee ballot.
Know the requirements for making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) by successfully completing a minimum of 24 credits this year and maintaining good academic standing.
If applicable, renew FAFSA by March 1.
Citizenship and Community Involvement:
Participate in on-campus events and activities and show your Charger pride at UNH athletic events.
Attend Welcome Week; consider helping new students move in through the Welcome Wagon program.
Pursue leadership opportunities in your student organizations and consider ways to strengthen your leadership skills.
Attend and identify your service opportunities for the year such as, Alternative Spring Break, the President’s Public Service Fellowship, academic service-learning and be involved as much as your schedule allows.
Do something new at UNH. Connect with others who have different interests or backgrounds.
Invite your family to Family Day.
Research your living options for senior year and attend the off campus housing fair.
Consult with financial aid about your financial aid changes and options for living off campus.
Meet with a career advisor to discuss career paths and opportunities.
Update your resume and post it to Charger Career Link to have it critiqued by a career advisor.
Establish a Job Agent and view potential internship and on-campus recruiting opportunities in Charger Career Link.
Meet with Career Development and your faculty advisor to secure an internship.
Connect to your prospective career field with activities such as informational interviews, job shadowing, research opportunities, academic service-learning, or internships.
Attend job search workshops related to internships and the job search.
Attend career fairs to network with employers and learn about career opportunities.
Research jobs and companies matching your interests, abilities, and values; investigate what employers are looking for in your chosen career field.
Begin networking with employers, friends and alumni in your career field and attend on campus networking events.
Create a LinkedIn professional profile.
Participate in Mock Interview events on campus to learn how to communicate effectively to employers.
Develop your leadership skills by considering way to refine your campus involvement.
Review your personal goals and update your action steps.
Reflect on your values and priorities as they fit into your life plan.
Become a mentor to others at UNH and in your local community.
Actively research scholarship and job opportunities.
Advocate for yourself.
Develop skills to make the transition to life beyond UNH. (articles, workshop- Cap and Campus book)
Develop and refine personal and professional communication skills.
Participate in the events of graduate school week.
Look ahead to the Senior Year Checklist to see what you can complete or prepare for over the summer.
What will your legacy be?
How are you preparing for your final year at UNH? Have you started to consider your options after graduation?
How have your relationships with faculty and peers grown over the last three years?
Reflect on your personal and professional development, thus far.