Finalization, reflection, and transition are the cornerstones of success for senior year. Below is a list of suggestions for how your student can actively engage in creating their own senior experience during their final year at UMD. As a parent, we encourage you to use this list to help open up a dialogue with your student about the opportunities and possibilities at Maryland and beyond.
- Apply for graduation
- Participate in “senior bucket list” events, including Senior Week and Byrd Beach
- Seek post-graduation service opportunities, such Peace Corps or Teach for America
- Attend Calvert Cotillion, the senior formal dance
- Attend the President’s Reception for Graduates
- Prepare for main Commencement and individual college/school ceremonies
- Senior Council provides programming to inform, involve, and unify the senior class
- Take advantage of the “Backpack to Briefcase” series of free workshops about transition life skills for Seniors, including cooking, financial literacy, and more
- The Carapace student organization links students to the Alumni Association – students get a free one-year membership upon graduation!
- (Re)take graduate school entrance exams, including the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, or LSAT
- Visit the Counseling Center for assistance with graduation transition or job search anxiety
- Continue to visit the University Career Center & The President’s Promise
- Attend Career Fairs, mock interviews, and employer spotlights
- Continue meeting with an academic advisor
- Complete student loan exit counseling with Student Financial Aid
Banner photo by Liz Sauerbrunn.