& department chairs
wait! Develop relationships now so you can work toward the major you want
sooner rather than later. There are great resources and great guidance
available to you!
An “Ideal Self” is who you may wish to be or who others have built you up to be. It’s not really you.
Your “Real Self,” however, is who you are now -- flaws, talents and all! Put this self in charge when it comes to choosing a major.
Take a look at The Value of Getting Involved
Record employment/internship contact information to maintain references and networking for future job searches.
Strive for the best grades possible.
Apply for an
internship in your field of study.
Services events (Workshops, “Mock” Interview Day, Career Day, and/or Education
Expo) to learn about internships, graduate schools, full-time employment and
other career related topics. Update your
profile and resume in
Hire A Bearcat. If pursuing additional education take the appropriate entrance exams and begin collecting faculty recommendations.
Assume leadership positions whenever possible; Student organizations, Resident
Assistant, Student Ambassador, Career Ambassador, etc.
informational interviews to obtain advice about your field of interest. Talk to alums, family, friends, neighbors,
past supervisors, etc.
responsibilities in your current position(s).
If thinking about graduate school, talk with your
departmental faculty about programs.
additional internships or experience related to your field.