This is an important year as you make steady progress on your major, choose a minor, and/or a Nexus program or Five College Certificate if you wish, and think carefully about how to spend your upcoming summer in ways that complement and enhance your academic experience. Some of you will study abroad this year which will allow you to grow as a student and person in ways you have not yet imagined. Others of you will begin strong working relationships with faculty on campus that may culminate in a thesis next year. However you are choosing to spend your junior year, I am excited to support and advise you as the Class Advisor for juniors!
An important part of junior year is ensuring that you are on track to graduate with your class if this is your intention. Taking a moment to look at your degree audit through ISIS is a great way to see the progress you are with the college graduation requirements. The new easy-to-read format quickly identifies the requirements you have completed, the credits you have transferred in, and the requirements you must still complete. This does not calculate your major requirements, so you must also be sure to go through this with your academic advisor during the advising period.
Before coming to the Office of Academic Deans, I worked in the Career Development Center. Working at the CDC allowed me to see how a chosen major combines with practical experience (research, internships, on/off-campus employment, and summer employment) to set a student onto a career path. I look forward to using this knowledge and experience in my conversations with you. Please don’t hesitate to be in contact with me or another member of the Office of Academic Deans. Our focus is on helping each of you have a rewarding academic experience here on campus.
I look forward to meeting you! Please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me by calling x2855, or stop by my drop-in hours on the 3rd floor of Mary Lyon TBA. Hope to see you soon!
All the best,
Kim Parent, Class Advisor for Sophomores and Juniors