New students who are the first in their families to attend college or identify as students of color should apply to our ACE Summer Institute—Deadline is 5/21/17.
- Exploring different majors.
- Register for classes each semester. Undeclared students will continue to meet with their FYI advisor to register.
- Take advantage of tutoring services
- Attend workshops organized by the office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support.
- Students with a documented disability needing academic accommodations, contact Disability Services.
- Meet with Academic Advising concerning study skills, time management, and any other problems or issues.
- Build rapport with professors every semester.
- Improve your writing by making an appointment with the Writing Center.
- Begin to identify faculty with interests similar to your own.
- Contact faculty about assisting in their research.
- Meet with advisor for summer and/or fall registration and for off-campus summer course approval.
Involvement and leadership development
- Invite your family to attend Family Weekend.
- Apply to be a Resident Assistant.
- Participate in varsity, club or intramural sports.
- Participate in at least one multicultural event.
- Consider applying for leadership positions such as Peer Advisor or Hall Council.
- Consider running for seats in Student Council.
- Become a member of a student organization.
- Explore majors and careers.
- Attend career-related seminars on resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, and many others. 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 and summer work opportunities.
- Talk to people in careers of particular interest; inquire about daily activity.
- Ensure voice mail greeting and email address are professional.
- Review social networking sites and/or personal web pages for appropriate, professional content.
- Purchase professional business attire for future career events and/or interviews.
- Participate in an externship/job shadowing opportunity.
- Seek internships related to academic major.
- Search for on campus employment.
- Begin to build a professional network.
- Search out volunteer opportunities.
- Prepare a personal portfolio with examples of writings or projects.
- Update resume and add new jobs, activities, class projects, awards, etc.
- The first step, which is mandatory, to learning about Study Abroad is to attend a SA 101 Info Session. The dates can be found here.
- Work with your Financial Aid Counselor to make sure you are on track.
- Use the Net Price Calculator to explore financial aid options and get an early estimate of need and merit-based aid you may be eligible to receive.
- Submit and update the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year.
- Complete the Clark Application for Financial Aid every year.
- 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.
- Understand the Financial Aid terms.
- Create a personal budget. Review and update it regularly.
Health and wellness
- Make an appointment with Health Services for care and treatment for acute illnesses and minor injuries.
- Get your free flu shot during the fall flu shot session.
- Schedule an appointment with Counseling Services for assistance in achieving emotional well-being necessary to success.
- Take advantage of the Bickman Fitness Center facilities and classes.
- Join a personal growth group at the Counseling Center.
- Visit the Health Education site to learn about specific issues that you or a friend may have.
- Download breathing and relaxation techniques.
- View the Survivor's Guide [PDF] if you or a friend has been hurt, threatened or intimidated by anyone or has been the victim of sexual violence.