Demonstrate excellent academic performance – make the best grades you can every semester.
Don’t procrastinate. Begin building strong time and task management skills which will carry over to your career success.
Strengthen your written communication skills in English classes and writing labs and work on the basics of math and
science. Don’t forget to enhance your computer skills as well.
Discover “hidden” UT resources – Center for Career Development, Student Counseling, CASNR Student Services, tutorial services, etc.
Think about what jobs and employers interest you. Do research on the skills and qualifications that are required to obtain
those positions now and work towards obtaining those qualities by graduation. How do you want to “stand out” from other
candidates and what do you need to get there?
Identify and participate in campus co-curricular activities in your major or in your field of interest. Start building your
professional network and identify mentors that can guide you now and in the future.
Visit the Center for Career Development to learn about co-op and intern opportunities.