Information for Juniors
From seeking internships to spending a semester abroad, juniors have many opportunites to explore. It's important to seek volunteer and research experience.
- Take time to establish a roommate agreement.
- Maintain positive relationships with your resident assistant (RA) and other residential staff.
- Determine responsibilities of roommates.
- Maintain positive relationships with leasing agency representatives.
- If you have not already done so, meet with your academic advisor to officially declare your major or a minor.
- Do your research to understand the details of your graduation plan to make progress in your program of study and graduate on time. Also, discuss the repeat policy to determine if it will benefit you at this stage of your academic career.
- Talk with your academic advisor, a faculty member or mentor to determine if graduate or professional school is an option for you. Please note that these schools may require you to take an entrance exam: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT.
- Request a copy of your unofficial transcript to ensure you have an understanding of the details before you apply or need to submit it for jobs or graduate or professional school applications.
- Revise your resume with your current GPA as well as jobs, internships, honors and leadership roles that are not documented.
- Apply for jobs or internships that help enhance or develop new skills.
- Engage in undergraduate research, especially if you are considering graduate school.
- Establish a core group of faculty, staff and mentors who can write recommendations or provide references for you.
- Serve as an officer or committee chair for your student organization to gain leadership experience.
- Seek out mentors to support you through your academic and professional career. Explore your college for subject mentors. Utilize student organizations for peer mentors.
- Volunteer as a mentor for first and second year students.
- Participate in service learning opportunities sponsored by UMD.