Junior-Year Experience Checklist
This list is a guide to help you navigate your junior year. It is your responsibility to integrate the list as how it fits best into your personal and academic goals. These are suggestions to help you throughout your year, but should not be seen as an all encompassing list or a required checklist. Also, be sure to reflect back on the Sophomore-Year Experience checklist and look ahead to the Senior-Year Experience.
This is your experience. Make the most of it.
- Meet with your academic advisor to discuss core curriculum and your graduation plan.
- Meet with your faculty mentor per school/college guidelines and continue to establish relationship. Discuss core curriculum and graduation plan.
- Utilize Banner Self-Service to run a Degree Evaluation.
- Utilize tutoring and writing resources in the Student Success Center that can assist you with your academic plan.
- Look at requirements and timelines for graduate or professional school, if applicable, and take admission prep courses and tests. Review for MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or GRE, if appropriate.
- Talk with faculty regarding letters of recommendations for graduate/professional school, if applicable.
- If applicable, renew FAFSA by March 1.
Community and Involvement:
- Participate in on-campus events and activities and show your Billiken pride at SLU athletic events.
- Participate in Welcome Back Week.
- Consider participating in a Campus Ministry retreat or mission trip.
- Consider ways to strengthen your leadership skills and pursue leadership opportunities in your student organizations.
- Consider your service opportunities for the year; be involved as much as your schedule allows.
- Enhance relationship other faculty and staff members.
- Join professional organizations as a student member.
- Meet with a career counselor to discuss career paths and opportunities.
- Update resume and post it to CareerLink to have it critiqued by a career counselor.
- Establish a Job Agent and view potential internship and on-campus recruiting opportunities in CareerLink.
- Make an appointment with the internship coordinator to plan an internship.
- onnect to your prospective career field with activities such as informational interviews, job shadowing, research opportunities, service learning, or internships.
- Attend job search workshops and listen to podcasts related to internships and the job search.
- Attend the SLU career fairs to network with employers; establish a networking list.
- Research jobs and companies matching your interests, abilities, and values; investigate what employers are looking for in your chosen career field.
- Conduct a mock interview with a career counselor (and consider having it recorded onto a DVD).
- Develop your leadership skills by considering way to refine your campus involvement. What will your legacy be?
- Reconsider and refine your values and passion. What is your calling and purpose?
- Reflect on who you are and who you want to be. What is your motivation?
- Look into ways that can assist you with balance in your life. What are your priorities?
- Take time to consider who your role models are in your life. Why are they your role models?
- Look ahead to the Senior-Year Experience Checklist to see what you can complete or prepare for over the summer.