APPLY your learning, plan to maintain UNH connections, mentor others to take on your leadership roles, prepare for the next steps after college and reflect on your growth and learning during college. This list is a guide to help you navigate your senior year. It is your responsibility to integrate the list into your personal and academic goals.
Academic Excellence and Achievements:
Visit your academic advisor in early fall to make sure you are on track to graduate.
Talk to your faculty/staff mentors about your post-graduation plans.
Schedule your senior portrait and consider purchasing your class ring.
Participate in an internship or Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research project.
Ensure you have passed the WPE.
Petition for Graduation and be sure you meet the deadline. Check with the Registrar for the steps you need to take.
Attend Charge Out to pick up your cap and gown and information for graduating seniors.
Make hotel reservations for family and friends for graduation weekend.
Check with Financial Aid about loan repayment options.
Begin planning your finances for life after graduation.
Utilize academic support services.
Register to vote in West Haven or request an absentee ballot.
Citizenship and Community Involvement:
Sign up for Senior Week at Charge Out.
Participate in senior events to understand your career goals, develop skills, and understand what it means to be an alumna/alumnus of UNH.
Participate in an academic service-learning opportunity.
Speak with alumni about their career paths.
Register with the Alumni Office through Alumni net.
Connect with the Facebook group for your graduating class. (alumni with senior class president)
Make an appointment with a career advisor in early Fall to reflect on and discuss your purpose as it relates to your career path.
Consider ways to learn more and connect to your prospective career field with activities such as informational interviews, job shadowing, research opportunities, academic service-learning, or internships.
Utilize Charger Career Link to review on-campus employment opportunities, research careers, and view potential internship and on-campus recruiting opportunities.
Attend career development workshops and events - view events in Charger Career Link.
Utilize the online net community to being networking with alumni and other resources.
Create or update your resume to have it reviewed by a career advisor.
Attend career fairs and other Career Development events as a way to network with employers and graduate schools.
Schedule a mock interview with a career advisor to prepare for employer interviews.
Research market trends and salary expectations for your industry and career of interest.
Develop a career portfolio to use for the job search and to reflect on your UNH experiences.
Apply to all interesting jobs on Charger Career Link, company websites, and other job search websites.
Intern! Begin exploring internship opportunities in your major area and undertake your first internship.
Continue to discuss graduate school options with your faculty mentor and Career Development.
Take graduate school admission tests.
Solicit letters of recommendation.
Participate in the events of graduate school week.
Write your personal statements and utilize campus resources for critiquing and revising.
Apply to all graduate and professional schools of interest.
Investigate scholarships, assistantships, teaching assistantships.
Personal Growth :
Update your address and other contact information with Alumni Relations and on Banner.
Check EPay to make sure your student account is paid in full.
Eliminate any library or other holds on your account.
Complete the graduate survey to inform UNH of your plans after graduation.
If applicable, complete an exit interview or graduating student survey in your academic department.
Complete your financial aid exit interview.
Make your first gift to UNH through Alumni Relations.
Return your mailbox key to the mail room
Make hotel reservations for next year’s homecoming.
Reflect on your four years or college. What did you learn about…
Reflective Questions :
Reflect on your four years of college. What did you learn about yourself? Your strengths?
How did UNH prepare you for your next step in life?
Reflect on how experiential education impacted your studies at UNH.
Consider how you will connect to the UNH campus after you have graduated? What can you do as an alumnus to remain an active member of the UNH community?