Congratulations! You have completed your first year of college and now you are considered a second-year student when have earned 31-60 college credits.
Second year—the time when most students confirm their major and begin integrating career decisions into their college experience. Begin to think about research, internships and even study abroad (remember maximize the college experience and get involved).
- Make sure you have declared a major.
- Don’t forget to utilize resources like tutorial support and visit the Career Center
- Learn about requirements and opportunities for internships, research projects and study abroad
- Get involved with student organizations
- Deepen your understanding of your major and academic department.
- Continue to talk to faculty.
- Time Management is very important—remain mindful of how you use your time.
- Seek out your academic advisor.
- Participate in community service project.
- Keep in contact with friends from last year.
- Become an active member of a student organization.
- Complete the FAFSA by deadline.
- Don’t let loans exceed your bill.
- Check your school bill and make arrangements for payment or ensure loan funding is in place.
- Continue to seek out scholarships.
- Limit working hours.
- Find an internship or field related work.
- Consider applying for a campus leadership position such as Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, Unity House, Peer Health Educator.
- Find a mentor.
- Explore information about study abroad.
- Update your resumé.
- Focus on summer jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities related to your career interest.