The Junior Student
What are the biggest adjustments junior students will be facing?
- Seem to be mature and have a renewed sense of self.
- Taking courses for major; knowledge of skills set is further developed.
- Developing the ability to acknowledge strengths, weaknesses and values.
- Using what is learned in class to apply to real social issues
- Exploring and seeking out leadership and community serves activities
- Traveling or studying abroad is an experience that students generally embark upon during this time which can further develop their knowledge, skills and abilities in and outside the classroom.
- Attending on and off campus job fairs especially for internship search.
- Preparing for the graduate school application process including the graduate admission tests.
- With a Career Counselor, discuss future plan options of either graduate/professional school or employment immediately following graduation.
- Can gather field experience in area of interest through internship, volunteering, summer job, research with professor.
- Should be developing a list of professional and academic references
Helping your Central junior with this transition –
- Encourage your student to get involved with an organization tied to their major
- Offer additional contacts for them to network with and have them possibly schedule informational interviews with
- Have a conversation about your son or daughter’s career goals
- Advise your son or daughter to acquire experience that meet his or her career goals