|Check with the financial aid
office at your institution for specific information on scholarships
and any additional financial aid info they require.
|Keep thinking about your skills,
values and interests, and how they can connect to
Learn About YourselfExplore
|Keep your eyes open for internship
and job shadowing opportunities arranged by your
|Participating in campus clubs and
organizations is a great way to get some experience and meet
Look for activities that fit with careers that interest you.
|Keep your resume up to
Be sure to note any awards or scholarships you earn, and extra
courses or workshops you participate in.
|Continue to research scholarships
and other awards that fit with your qualifications.
|Students should submit a FAFSA for
every year they'll be in school. The new FAFSA will open October 1
so be sure to submit it as quickly as possible. Note: The FAFSA
will open in December 2023 (not October as normal).
|If you're interested in a certain
major, visit your professors during office hours.
You want to develop relationships with people in your field.
|Talk to your academic advisor to
make sure you're taking the right courses for your
If you have a career in mind, research the academic qualifications
|Arrange informational interviews
with people in careers that interest you.
|Interested in a part-time job for
some extra income and work experience?
Be sure to consider your academic schedule before you commit.
|Not sure exactly what you want to
study in college?
Visit your campus career center for some assessments that can
Explore Programs and Majors
|Attend any career fairs offered at
|Try out courses in areas you'd
like to explore a little further.
Your first year of college is a good time to test out survey
classes - classes that give an overview of a certain area of
|Think about the best way to spend
There are lots of options to explore: summer jobs, study programs,