First Year Advising

Academic Development

  • Begin to build relationships with faculty and staff.
  • Visit instructors during office hours for course related questions and to get to know them.
  • Establish strong time management skills.
  • Develop study habits and techniques that work for you.
  • Take advantage of Undergraduate Tutorial Center and other academic support resources.
  • Strengthen communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Actively research which majors, minors, concentrations, fields of study are best for you and your future career goals.
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Career & Professional Development

  • Create and update your resume (with the help of a career coach).
  • Create an ePack account with your current resume.
  • Attend career related workshops.
  • Set up a summer internship or some type of work experience where you can gain transferable skills.
  • Begin expanding your academic/professional network by building relationships with professionals that you meet.
  • Conduct informational interviews with individuals doing work of interest to you.
  • Attend company information sessions to see what they are like.
  • Attend the Wells Fargo Executive Lecture Series.
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Leadership Development

  • Join one student organization related to your major and one organization in which you are personally interested.
  • Be an active member in a student organization of your choice and consider future leadership opportunities.
  • Take advantage of campus programs and events to meet new people, learn about yourself, and give back to the campus and surrounding community.
  • Begin the Visionary Leaders Certificate program (CSLEPS).
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Global Experience

  • Research study abroad programs & countries.
  • Attend an info session at the Study Abroad Office.
  • Research international companies that you are interested in potentially working for.
  • Consider Alternative Service Break trips (CSLEPS).
  • Initiate working on your Global Perspectives Certificate (Study Abroad Office).
  • Get to know an international student.
  • Join the International Friendship Program (Office of International Services).
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