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Tips for College Students

Juniors

You’re halfway done!  This is where your education becomes what you have dreamed of.  You are now taking classes that interest you, you know the routine, and life may feel a little smoother.  Since there are about 2 years left of your undergraduate college experience, it’s time to make the most of the opportunities and connections that LSUS offers you.

Checklist for Academic Success:

  • Keep studying.  Just because you are in your area of interest doesn’t mean knowledge comes without effort.  Many times you are still learning theories as opposed to applying the skills you have learned in other classes. 
  • Review the requirements and deadlines for graduation.  Start early to ensure that you are ready to graduate.
  • If you are interested in graduate school, talk with your advisor.  Research the program(s) you are interested in and what requirements you must achieve in order to improve the possibilities of acceptance.
  • Check out study abroad programs.  They can give you great experience and lasting memories.
  • Choose electives that are consistent with your goals.  Keep in mind where you want to go with your degree, career, and life.

Career Considerations:

  • Get experience through part-time employment, internships, or volunteering.  For more guidance, check out the LSUS Career Pilot website.
  • Attend job fairs.  Start networking and get your name out there.
  • Meet with your advisor to talk about your career goals, or perhaps continuing your education through graduate school.
  • Secure a summer job or internship in your major/career field.
  • Attend all career fairs and continue to build your network contacts.
  • Update your resume each semester; participate in practice interviews with professionals.
  • Explore graduate school options.
  • Continue to solidify relationship with career services professionals
  • continue building your career portfolio
  • Job shadow alumni or someone in a career field of interest to you

Campus Involvement:

  • Take advantage of an opportunity to lead a student organization.  This can give you great experience that can easily be transferable to the career of your dreams.
  • Run for student government office.
  • Attend lectures around campus in order to make connections, network, and meet other peers in your career field.