Make every year count
Each of your college years offers opportunities that can bring you closer to the work you'll love. But if freshman year is already in your rear view mirror, no worries. Just start where you are.
Be an explorer. Book your first meeting with a career advisor, who can help you map out a plan to make the most of your college years. Join a campus team or organization. Start researching your first summer internship and ways to fund it. And get to know yourself better by taking a skills and interests inventory.
The operative word is connect. At Sophomore Symposium in January, you can connect with alums in different professions and take workshops that will help you make the most of the next two years. Want to connect globally? Start to plan for your junior study abroad. Secure your summer internship and apply for funding opportunities. And explore majors through special campus programming and one-on-one advising.
Time to focus in a bit. Meet again with a career advisor to hone in on a potential career or graduate school path. Improve your interviewing skills with informational and mock interviews with alumnae/i volunteers. Stay on top of post-grad opportunities such as the Watson Fellowship, Fulbright scholarships and graduate school timetables. And did we mention internships?
Speak with your faculty advisor to discuss graduate school and national fellowship opportunities. If you plan to go straight into the workplace, polish up your resume, meet with a career advisor to plan your job search, continue doing informational interviews, and take part in "Sweats to Suits", a series of campus workshops designed to propel you from Wheaton to the workplace.