Third-Year Experience

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The Third-Year Experience program provides opportunities that empower juniors with tools to refine their leadership skills and prepare for their chosen career path. Students should continue to focus on completing academic requirements, while beginning to look towards the future in preparation for senior year. Think about events, programs, organizations that you have not yet investigated while at Stockton. The Third-Year is the time for students to re-energize and build momentum for the senior year. Students should utilize the following programs and guide to continue purposeful engagement in and out of the classroom that includes exploration of new experiences.

Third-Year Plan

  • Academic
    • Meet with academic advisor for a degree credit audit
    • Improve your GPA
    • Seek opportunities to conduct student research projects and local or national conferences to present
  • Taking Care of Business/Money Management
    • Meet with financial aid counselor
    • Attend money management workshops
    • Determine your financial options for graduate school
    • Submit the FAFSA in January
  • Career Planning
    • Meet with a career counselor to discuss your career path and employment opportunities
    • Conduct a mock interview to practice your interviewing skills
    • Update your resume and have it reviewed
    • Attend Career Networking events
    • Obtain an Internship and build professional connections
  • Involvement and leadership Development
    • Apply for leadership positions in your student organizations
    • Attend leadership development workshops, retreats and programs
  • Study Abroad
    • Visit with a study abroad advisor
    • Apply for Scholarships
    • Review deadlines for study abroad trips
  • Graduate School
    • Investigate graduate/professional school opportunities
    • Register and pay for admission prep courses and tests:
      • GRE – Graduate Record Exam – Multiple choice admission test for graduate school.
      • GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test – Required by most business schools.
      • MCAT – Medical College Admission Test.
      • LSAT – Law School Admission Test.
    • Review requirements and timelines; applications are typically due in December and January.