About this Year

Junior year provides you with a space to focus more purposefully on your major, develop a plan to complete graduation requirements, cultivate strategies to pursue professional as well as post graduate opportunities, and choose how you will leave your mark through your Dartmouth College experience.

You should also consult the Junior Year Checklist which will provide guidance as you plan your next steps.

Career Planning

  • Internships (both through Dartmouth opportunities and off campus) either related to your intended career field or as exploration of personal interests
  • Plan for graduate school placement exams (i.e., GRE, LSAT, MCAT)
  • Continue to take advantage of the Center for Professional Development's resources for advice on corporate recruiting, applying for internships, and networking with alumni.

Academic Planning

  • Take full advantage of the D-Plan (participating in FSP's and LSA's or exchange programs) and careful D-planning because of senior year residency requirement
  • Continued exploration/confirmation that the major choice is the correct one for you
  • Begin to prepare for senior year fellowships and scholarships for graduate study
  • Time to become acquainted with faculty, particularly those in your major
  • Out-of-classroom contact with professors
  • Begin thinking about an honors thesis
  • Advanced preparation for senior year given that you might be away much of junior year
  • Be aware of deadlines!
  • Confirm completion of PE requirement
  • Confirm completion of language requirement

Personal Development

  • Self-assessment of interests, values, goals, etc.
  • Get more involved in extracurricular activities and take on leadership roles
  • Time and task management