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Year Three: Lead and Enrich

You are about half way done! During your third year you will refine your professional skills and strengthen your extracurricular activities. Most students will have an internship experience following their junior year.

The following activities should be completed by the end of the year:

Academics

Complete a course plan for your remaining degree requirements
  • Make adjustments to graduation plan for the rest of the program that includes curriculum, professional development and extracurricular activities
  • Make sure you have a clear understanding of remaining requirements and timeline for graduation

Professional Developement

Attend a selection of activities to build skills for success and refine professional skills:
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Company or firm visit
  • Guest lectures for AT or ID career fields
  • Set up a mock interview
  • Personal Branding
  • Seek part-time jobs, job shadowing, or internships
  • Career Advising
  • CHE Professional Mentor program
  • Volunteering/service learning
  • Research

Leadership

Focus extracurricular and leadership activities to fit academic and career goals
  • Assess the types of activities that you are involved in and make any necessary adjustments
  • Connect with professionals in your chosen field such as your to mentor to receive feedback on your activities and consider any recommended changes
Obtain an internship