YOUR JUNIOR YEAROften lost in the rush and excitement of arrival and graduation, the Junior Year is an exciting and important period of a student's college career. In addition to pursuing specialized coursework in their major, Juniors have the opportunity to participate in various interdisciplinary, specialized, and accelerated programs offered by the College. Many Juniors will also study abroad, begin to prepare for graduate school, and/or pursue internships and employment opportunities related to future academic and career plans. In other words, the Junior Year is a crucial "bridge" year during which student needs are diverse, specialized, and continually evolving. Junior year is an ideal time to:
- Attend academic and preprofessional events that support your intellectual and career goals
- Explore possible double majors, minors, cross-school minors or Professional Edge certificates
- Consider pursuing honors in your major or enrolling in one of the Advanced Honors Seminars offered in the College
- Take advantage of research opportunities, apply for a DURF grant or a National Scholarship, and/or participate in the Undergraduate Research Conference
- Study away at one of NYU's many sites around the world, or at international exchange partners, or through a summer study away program
- Prepare for law school, a career in business, or a health profession
- Research and prepare for graduate school:
Meet with your major advisor and/or a faculty mentors to learn more about graduate study in your field of interest. Questions to consider:
-Will a graduate degree help me achieve my academic/professional goals?
-Am I more interested in a professional degree, or one that emphasizes theory and research in my field?
-What’s the difference between a Master’s and Doctoral program in my field, and which one is right for me?
-Which specific programs might complement my research interests?
-How might I fund a graduate education?
-How can I prepare a strong application to graduate school?
Consider one of our Accelerated Bachelor’s-Master’s Programs.
-For advisement on program eligibility, admissions, and general degree planning, students are encouraged to meet with Scott Statland (email@example.com), Associate Director, Juniors and Inter-School Programs.
-Students may visit Scott during walk-in hours (Tuesdays, 12pm-1pm; Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm) at the Academic Resource Center (ARC, 18 Washington Place), or they may call the CAS Advising Center (212-998-8130) to schedule an appointment at an alternative time.
- Get a jump start on your career by visiting the Wasserman Center for Career Development.
Choosing a direction to go in your career depends on a number of
different variables. Whether it’s choosing a major, discovering new jobs
or fine-tuning your chosen path, the Wasserman Center is ready to help.
Wasserman has a wide range of services, including direct counseling,
workshops, panel discussions, recruitment events, industry seminars,
career fairs, job and internship listings, and more. To see a calendar of upcoming events at Wasserman, log into CareerNet, then click on the Calendar or Events tab. To schedule a career counseling appointment, log into CareerNet, then click on Request a Counseling Appointment in the Shortcuts section on the main page.
- Check your degree progress using this worksheet
(or this worksheet, for students who transitioned from the Liberal
Studies Core Program). To complete it, please access your Unofficial Transcript and Academic Requirements Report in your Albert Student Center to determine your total credits, grade point average, and the status of your degree requirements. Consult the relevant CAS Bulletin for a full description of degree requirements and restrictions.
- Get ready for Senior Year!
The College offers special programming and advisement designed to assist you in these endeavors. Although Juniors receive academic advising from their major departmental advisor, they are encouraged to continue to work with their academic advisor in the College Advising Center. Juniors can also come by the Advising Center during walk-in hours to speak to a part-time advisor. Walk-in hours are as follows:
|Mondays||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Tuesdays||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesdays||10:00am - 2:00pm|
|Thursdays||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Fridays||10:00am - 4:00pm|