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Junior Year: Career Preparation

Junior year is a time to reenergize and reengage with life on the Hill.

As a junior BEST scholar, you are expected to:

  • Attend two BEST workshops/seminars and one Career Center event per semester
  • Attend the NELSAMP GEM GRAD Lab
  • If you have agreed to mentor a first-year BESTie, meet with them once every two weeks
  • Attend career fairs and networking nights hosted by the Career Center
  • Submit your resume for the CSD resume book during fall semester

It is also strongly encouraged that you participate in the following activities:

  • Be an active member in one engineering society
  • Attend BEST Sunday dinners
  • Attend BEST social activities and outings and stay engaged in the BEST program


  • Obtain summer research or internship opportunity
  • Do well in your major classes
  • Research the pros and cons of graduate school and industry
  • Ask for help early with mental health, physical health, or academics
  • Become comfortable with the ins and outs of interviewing

Take a look at these additional resources that can help you start thinking about your next steps.