Plan

Student 4 Year Planner

First Year - Inquire

 

Academic

  • Go to class
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor at least once per semester - every UNH student has one. Find your assigned academic advisor
  • Manage your time: in class, studying and preparing for class, working, exercising, student activities, and relaxing with friends
  • Keep your conduct record clean; study abroad and other opportunities depend on it.
  • Get to know at least one of your professors. 444 classes with 25 students are an easy way to do this.
  • Thinking about medical or law school: meet with the Health Professions or Prelaw advisor.
  • Seek out academic help: CFAR, Math Center, Writing Center

Career

Sophomore Year - Explore

 

Academic

  • If undeclared, work with your Academic Advisor to choose a major.
  • Get to know another professor; take advantage of office hours
  • Talk to your advisor about your academic goals
  • Consider adding a minor or dual major
  • Diversify your experiences by getting to know someone different from yourself.
  • Research study away options: Washington Center, National Student Exchange, and Study Abroad.
  • Explore undergraduate research opportunities through the Hamel Research Center.
  • Become involved in at least one student organization related to your major

Career

Junior Year - Expand

 

Academic

  • Work closely with your college and major department advisors;
    become involved in departmental meetings and events; visit their websites to keep abreast of events.
  • Explore Senior Capstone ideas with your major advisor
  • Identify professors for future recommendations.
  • Look for research opportunities in your field of interest
  • Attend the “Applying to Graduate School Workshop” and the Graduate and Professional School Fair in October.
  • Use summer before senior year to prep for Grad School admission exams

Career

  • Meet with a Career Advisor to develop a networking plan to reach out to alumni, faculty, friends, and family
  • Try out a career field – meet with the Internship Coordinator and apply for internship opportunities through your Wildcat Careers account.
  • Volunteer: non-profits and service organizations can be great places to develop skills and explore interests.
  • Update your resume, develop your elevator pitch, and sign up for a practice interview at the UNH Career Center
  • Identify companies and organizations you are interested in; let career staff know if there are companies you would like to see on campus
  • Research employers, attend the UNH Career/Internship fairs, collect business cards, and follow-up with thank you notes
  • Join a professional organization related to your field of interest
  • Attend all career events:  Resume Review Day, Mock Interview Day, UNH Career Fair
  • Apply to the Pathways Alumni mentoring program for your Senior Year

Senior Year - Act

 

Academic

  • Ask professors for recommendations
  • Finalize graduate and professional school applications and personal statements. 

Career

  • Meet with a UNH Career Advisor to fine-tune your job search strategy
  • Start applying early for career-related jobs and service opportunities. 
  • Line up your references; you will need at least three.
  • Update your resume, continue to network, and fine tune your interviewing skills.
  • Take advantage of on-campus interviewing through your Wildcat Careers account.
  • Internships are still a possibility.
  • Attend all career events:  Resume Review Day, Mock Interview Day, UNH Career Fair
  • Practice your networking pitch.
  • Attend Catapult or other Young Professional networking events
  • Join the UNH Connect:The Online Alumni Community