Academic Advancement

Junior Timeline

Academics

  • Meet with Academic Advisor and view the graduation requirements
  • Review your degree plan.
  • Review your core courses.
  • Improve your GPA. Take advantage of workshops offered to improve your study skills, time management, and any other problems or issues.
  • Attend workshops organized by Academic Advancement.

Involvement and Leadership Development

Career Development

  • Update resume and have it reviewed by Career Services. Walk-in hours are available every day from 12–4 for quick resume and cover letter questions.
  • Attend career-related seminars on resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies. Check the LEEP Center weekly emails for events.
  • Explore interests, abilities, and skills through seminars and academic courses.
  • Visit the "How to guides" offered by Career Services.
  • Explore part-time, internship or summer work opportunities.
  • Talk to people in careers of particular interest.
  • Seek internships related to academic major.
  • Search for on-campus employment.
  • Continue to build your professional network.
  • Print professional business cards for yourself.

Study Abroad

  • The first step, which is also mandatory, to learning about Study Abroad is to attend a SA 101 Info Session. The dates can be found here.

Money Management

  • Work with your Financial Aid Counselor to make sure you are on track.
  • View the merit-based scholarships offered by Clark
  • Check out our scholarship page for institutional scholarships and third-party scholarships you may be eligible to receive.
  • Create a personal budget. Review and update it regularly.

Graduate School

  • Learn about potential Graduate school programs. Start with professional associations in your area of interest and general sites like gradschools.com.
  • Attend an "Applying to Graduate School" workshop.
  • Know the difference between the GRE, GMAT, MCAT and LSAT.
  • Register and take the appropriate admission prep course and test.
  • Review requirements for applications and deadlines.
  • Take advantage of resources on campus to help with the graduate school application process - http://www.clarku.edu/offices/career/students/graduate/index.cfm