November 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

Advising Tip | Planning for Fall Graduation and Completing Your To-Do List Before Leaving Athens

Eileen Schulz, portrait

By Eileen Schulz
College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advisor

As Fall Commencement quickly approaches, seniors have just a few short weeks to complete their to-do lists before leaving Athens.

This is an exciting time filled with pride and great expectations. You have proved yourself to be a higher-level learner, have honed valuable transferable skills, and have dived deep into your major area of study. To help with your transition, I’ve gathered some important to-dos you do not want to forget to check-off your list before departing Athens.

  • Stay focused and finish strong. This is the final stretch and an opportunity to push yourself and finish your career with the best GPA possible. Craft your study plan for final exams now.
  • Visit the Career and Leadership Development Center to take advantage of career resources you have available on campus to help prepare for your job search.
  • See the professionals at the CLDC to help fine-tune your resume and help you craft the perfect cover letter to leverage your unique skills to impress prospective employers.
  • Schedule a mock interview so you’re ready for when it counts.
  • Join Handshake to access more than 250,000 employers searching for employees just like you.
  • Talk with those special professors and advisers that have influenced your undergraduate career. Update them on your plans for the future and ask if they would be willing to write a recommendation letter for you when you need one. Let them know you will follow-up with them as you begin your job search.
  • Firm-up your housing plans for after graduation and be sure to have a support system in place.
  • Finally, complete your bucket list of those uniquely Athens eateries and shops to visit before you leave.

Fall Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies takes place Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.

I look forward to seeing you there…remember Once a Bobcat Always a Bobcat!

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