The Senior Advising Checklist and Personal Worksheet can be found here.
- Progress towards completing your MAJOR and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
- Submit ENROLLMENT IN ANOTHER INSTITUTION form for courses taken in other colleges and universities
- Submit your APPLICATION FOR DEGREE if you plan to graduate this year
- Find LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
- Assess your prospects for INTERNSHIPS, RESEARCH or EMPLOYMENT
- Explore possibilities for CIVIC involvement: ENGAGE THE WORLD!
- Integrate your ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL and CIVIC interests.
- Discuss your broader INTERESTS and GOALS with faculty, friends, family and advisors
- What has your Dickinson experience meant to you so far? What have you discovered about yourself? What’s next?
- What resources (people, programs, initiatives, facilities) on campus will be most useful to you?
- How do your intellectual interests mesh with your professional and civic concerns?
- Run a DEGREE EVALUATION from Banner Self Service
- Meet with your ACADEMIC ADVISOR
- Arrange an appointment at least TWO WEEKS BEFORE the Course Request period
- In the Fall, the course request period starts OCT 29
- Respond promptly to all EMAIL from the REGISTRAR
- Select COURSES for Spring term
- Register for courses on time! If you don’t you’ll have fewer choices
Internships & Research
- Think STRATEGICALLY about your intellectual interests and career possibilities
- Build relationships with appropriate FACULTY
- Discuss successful research projects with current STUDENTS, MENTORS, PROFESSORS and ALUMNI
- Make an appointment with a CAREER COUNSELOR
- It’s never too late, but EARLY is BETTER
- Many competitive internship programs have deadlines in SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER!
- Consider participating in the TRANSCRIPT NOTATION PROGRAM.
- Outstanding students should explore options for FELLOWSHIPS
- Most applications for fellowships are due in the fall and will require some preparation and work during the summer preceding the senior year (you will still be eligible for many of these programs one or two years after graduation).
- Consult with your ACADEMIC ADVISOR or other FACULTY
- Contact the Dean of Academic Advising for guidance and information.
- Students considering GRADUATE SCHOOL should ensure that they are on track
- Cultivate relationships (and establish good communication) with appropriate FACULTY and ADVISORS (the Pre-Law and Pre-Health programs have created detailed TIMELINES)
- Decide when to take appropriate PLACEMENT EXAMS (LSAT, MCAT, GRE)
- Request letters of recommendation WELL IN ADVANCE
- Consult with PRE-PROFESSIONAL advisors in the CAREER CENTER.