You made it! You’re in the final stretch of your college experience. Hopefully your prior involvement has helped you feel more connected to the campus community.
That said, here are a few tips for having a spectacular senior year:
Apply for graduation: If you are within 20 units of completing your degree requirements, you can apply for graduation. This is one of the most exciting steps about being a senior. After applying and paying the graduation fee, you are now eligible for priority senior registration.
Job Search: As daunting as it may seem, your time at Cal Poly Pomona is coming to an end and the “real world” is quickly approaching. Utilize your experience gained from your internship and campus involvement to update your resume and start to search for careers after graduation. This is a process that is better started as soon as possible in order to expand your reach of possible jobs.
Study Abroad: If you have ever considered studying abroad, senior year is the perfect time to go. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn in a foreign country before graduating. Studying abroad can allow you to have an expanded view of the world around you, and you can return home with an increased sense of independence. Most of the courses taken while abroad can apply toward your degree or general education, so it shouldn’t delay your graduation.
Have fun: Senior year can be overwhelming with all the major changes that lay ahead. Don’t forget to take some time to enjoy your college experience. If you can afford it in your academic plan, take a class purely for enjoyment. This will help alleviate some of the stresses of your other classes. Make sure you are staying involved on campus by attending events and enjoying your college experience to the fullest. Don’t forget to cross all those items off your CPP bucket list and live it up.
Senior year is one of a kind. For all those returning seniors out there, we’ve got you covered with a future article. For more information, visit asi.csupomona.edu.