Students studying and hanging out on campus.

Welcome to Junior Year!

As a junior, you will now be able to focus more specifically on your chosen field of study as well as continue to pursue other areas of interest. This is also a transition year where you may want to think about how your academics can relate to a desired career by exploring internships, volunteer opportunities, study abroad, and graduate school.

Below is a guide to help you navigate through Junior Year!

Junior Roadmap


  • Meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center each semester to ensure you have fulfilled all your general education requirements.
  • Touch base with your major/minor advisor(s) each semester to review major/minor requirements.
  • Review your Student Advisement Degree Audit regularly to ensure you are on track for graduation.
  • Meet with a Career Educator in the Center for Career Engagement and Internships (Frese Hall 213) to discuss/explore possible career paths and opportunities.


  • Research requirements and timelines for graduate or professional school, if applicable.
  • Prepare to take admission tests. Review for MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or GRE, if applicable.
  • Research three or more professions in depth.
  • Attend workshops focused on job search.
  • Apply for an internship. This is an excellent way to “test out” a career.
  • Prepare for interviews by attending interviewing workshops and participating in a mock interview, both of which are sponsored by the Center for Career Engagement and Internships.
  • Consider Study Abroad opportunities. Visit the Education Abroad Office (King Hall 203) for more information.


  • Begin building relationships with professors to obtain letters of recommendation for graduate/professional school.
  • Participate in Career Fairs. Start networking with employers!
  • Join professional associations as a student member. Membership fees are at a discounted rate for students. This is an excellent way to learn more about your field and to network with professionals working in your area of interest.
  • Participate in service-learning opportunities. Graduate schools and employers like to see a good GPA plus involvement outside of the classrooms.