Juniors

  • Declaring Your Major

    As juniors, you should have already declared a major. Now you should clarify the particular requirements for that program and determine which ones have not been satisfied yet. You should also ensure the area of study is appropriate based on your academic passions, post-graduate plans, and personal interests. To explore these connections, we encourage you to speak with an advisor, the chair of your academic program, and/or a faculty member teaching in that area. As a reminder, requirements are based somewhat on the date of your declaration. If you earned fewer than 45 credits at the time of declaration, you should fulfill all the requirements in effect then. If you instead earned 45 credits or more, you are allowed to fulfill either the requirements in effect at the time of declaration or the requirements in effect at the time you matriculated here. This pertains to programs where the curriculum has changed during the time of your enrollment. You can declare online. See each program for specific academic requirements or schedule an appointment with your advisor.

    Early Graduation Audits and Graduation Requirements

    In order to approve a student for graduation, the registrar conducts an audit of all the degree requirements fulfilled. As juniors, you should schedule an appointment with your advisor for an early audit of your academic progress to ensure the requirements of your degree program are satisfied on time. Learn more about early graduation audits and graduation requirements.

    Internships and Career Planning

    At this point in your education, career planning should be an integral part of your college life. Lang’s internship program and the New School's Center for Student Success-Career Services are ready to assist you by providing resources and services for locating the perfect internship or full-time position. Through participation in career seminars, information sessions, or individual counseling sessions, you should begin to notice the links between your classroom learning and career prospects. The Center for Student Success also offers education, support and guidance to students and alumni in their career development. Whether you are rethinking your program of study or preparing to launch a career, they offer assistance through a wide range of services, including one-on-one career counseling.

    Study Abroad

    Expand your horizons and develop a global perspective through study abroad. Join the growing number of students earning academic credit while taking courses, working at internships, and pursuing volunteer projects abroad. You can study abroad through one of our in-house exchange programs or through a pre-approved outside provider. If you are short on time or funds, consider a short-term experience abroad. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor and Senior Global Opportunities Specialist Katie Belcher Wolff, early in the process. They will help you research potential destinations and programs, application and language requirements, and financial aid opportunities, and will discuss the number of credits you can earn.

    Stay Engaged

    Engagement in the community outside the classroom represents an important dimension to your education, and involvement in student activities, and community service enriches your learning. At Lang, students are engaged with professional internships, special events and lectures, and volunteer projects. As juniors, consider increasing your involvement in these organizations, assuming leadership positions in some of your activities. Your involvement also provides you with a network of useful contacts and potential mentors. If you have questions about opportunities for involvement, learn more about student life at Lang, the university’s service learning and volunteer programs, and Lang’s Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice.

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