Timeline for Success

Timeline for Student Success   

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Throughout Your Undergraduate Career:

1.  Develop relationships with your professors

2.  Seek opportunities beyond the classroom

3.  Develop a “Self-Narrative”

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Summer Before Freshman Year:

--Consider what you want to get out of your college education

--Make a schedule for your freshman year: include when you will be in class, time for studying, time for working, and time for extra-curricular activities

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Freshman Year:

--Get to know the professors teaching your classes; make use of their office hours

--Readjust your schedule if you are finding you are spending too much time working or participating in extra-curricular activities; MAKE STUDYING A PRIORITY

--Talk to your advisors about the opportunity to study abroad or conduct a summer research project or internship

--Join HURN, Honors, UH, and major-related organizations

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Summer Before Sophomore Year:

--Participate in a study abroad program, internship, volunteer endeavor or summer research project

--Find out more about available minors. The Honors College offers Medicine and Society, Phronesis, and Center for Creative Work to students.

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Sophomore Year:

--Get to know the faculty in your major department and find out from them about enrichment opportunities in your discipline

--MAKE STUDYING A PRIORITY

--Find variety when choosing your electives

--Consult the Office of Undergraduate Research regarding potential research and scholarship opportunities; Complete Student Information Form before office visit

--Talk to your advisors about the opportunity to study abroad or conduct a summer research project or internship

--Join HURNHonorsUH, and major-related organizations and consider a leadership position  

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Summer Before Junior Year:

--Participate in a study abroad program, internship, volunteer or summer research project


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Junior Year:

--Participate in organizations and continue to pursue leadership positions

--Begin planning for your senior honors thesis by securing a faculty mentor to direct the project

--MAKE STUDYING A PRIORITY

--Research graduate and/or or professional schools and find out requirements, costs and fellowship and assistantship opportunities

--Consult the Office of Undergraduate Research regarding potential research and scholarship opportunities; Complete Student Information Form before office visit

--Submit paperwork for senior honors thesis to Office of Undergraduate Research

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Summer Before Senior Year:

--Participate in a study abroad program, internship, volunteer endeavor or summer research project

--Study for GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, etc. (if applicable)

--Begin developing personal essays and application materials for graduate or professional school (if applicable)

--Consult the Office of Undergraduate Research regarding scholarship opportunities that may support your advanced degree

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Senior Year:

--Participate in organizations and continue to pursue leadership positions

--MAKE STUDYING A PRIORITY

--Apply for graduation

--Participate in senior honors thesis program

--Study for GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, etc. (if applicable)

--Request letters of recommendation

--Apply for graduate or professional school (fall semester); be cognizant of application fees