3rd year

As you make your way toward graduation, it's time to hunker down. DEVELOP and implement your plans to achieve your goals!

Pathway to Success

Junior year is the time to re-energize and build momentum for senior year. This pathway is designed to help you navigate your third year at UGA. Integrate these suggestions as they best fit into your personal and academic goals.

Review the Plan

  • Review DegreeWorks with your advisor to make sure you are on track with general education requirements and major courses.
  • Make sure you have met (or have plans to meet) the History and Political Science Requirement which can be satisfied through approved coursework or examinations administered by University Testing Services.
      • If you have not yet met the requirement and plan to take one or both of the exemption exams with University Testing Services, start studying now and plan to complete this requirement the semester before you graduate. That way, if you are unsuccessful in passing the exam, you will have time to register for the class.

  • Enhance Your Experience

    Build Connections

  • Identify faculty and staff who will serve as references for employment and graduate school applications.
  • Mentor a first or second year student.

  • Lead on Campus

    • Pursue a leadership opportunity on campus. There are several leadership opportunities available on campus, but here are some places you can start looking:

    Get Support

    Take Steps Toward Post-Grad Goals

    • Visit the Career Center to review your resume and practice employment and/or graduate school interviews. Learn more about Career Center appointments and drop-in hours here.
    • Make choices regarding professional and graduate schools and review requirements and timelines.
    • Register and pay for graduate school entrance exams:
      • GRE - Graduate Record Exam - Multiple choice admission test for many graduate schools
      • GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test - Required by most business school
      • MCAT - Medical College Admission Test
      • LSAT - Law School Admission Test
    • Take a graduate/professional entrance exam preparation course or develop a plan to prepare for the exam.
    • Consider participating in the Career Center's Arch Ready professionalism certificate program to be Arch-ready for graduation!

    Focus Forward

  • Register for senior year classes including any summer classes.
  • Update your resume. Check out "Resume Breakdown" on the Career's Center's website to guide you as you continue to craft your resume.

  • Adapted from Mercer University’s Orangeprint