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The Four Things Every Senior Undergrad Should Do During Their Last Semester


Posted on February 5, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

It's the final stretch - your very last semester as an undergraduate student. You've accomplished so much over the past several years and now graduation is only a few short months away. You'll be a graduate before you know it, so make sure you spend your last semester reflecting and celebrating your time in college.

To help you get started on your own to-do list, we've put together our own list of things every senior undergrad should do during their last semester. 

1.       Make sure you're registered for graduation.

Of course you want to participate in your own graduation ceremony! So it's crucial that you follow your college's procedures for graduation ceremony. If you're unsure, talk to your advisor or visit the student affairs office.

Your friends and family want to see you graduate, as well. You may need designated tickets to give to family members to attend graduation.

Be sure that you don't wait until the last minute to complete these important tasks because it could be too late and you don't want to miss out on this celebration.

2.       Meet with your advisor to make sure your records are in order.

In order to complete your program and earn your degree, there are requirements that you have to fulfill and a certain amount of credits that need to be reached. Each academic program has its own set of course work that had to be completed in order for you to graduate.

Meet with your advisor to ensure that all of the requirements for your program have been met and that you've successfully completed any other tasks necessary.

3.       Visit The Center for Student Professional Development.

If you haven't already, visiting DelVal's Center for Student Professional Development is definitely a top priority. It's imperative that you have a plan following graduation and it's never too early to start looking for a job.

The Center for Student Professional Development will work with you to help you figure out a career path for you post-graduation and teach you job search strategies so you can find the best one for you. They'll also help you create a quality resume and cover letter so you can make a lasting impression on future employers.

You'll have access to ExperienceLink, an online career management program which allows students to create a personal profile, upload resumes, research jobs and apply to positions. 

4.       Spend time with friends and reflect on your experience.

College is a time you'll always look back on, so you want to soak up every bit of it before you graduate. When you're not focusing on your post-graduation plans, be with your friends and reflect on good times.

Make sure to do these four things before graduation and congratulations on earning your degree! Click here to visit DelVal's blog for more information.