A student works in an art class

You are now a Junior!  Junior programs have been developed to give you necessary tools to successfully navigate toward graduation.  Students should continue to focus on completing academic requirements, while beginning to look towards the future as you prepare for your senior year. Think about events, programs, organizations that you have not yet investigated while at ECU.  The junior year is the time for students to re-energize and build momentum for the senior year.  Students need to continue purposeful engagement in and out of the classroom that also includes exploration and new experiences.


Academic Planning & Support
  • Make sure you on are on track to graduate!  Consider summer sessions if you need to catch up.
  • Consider graduate or professional school.  Research institutions, prepare for entrance exams, and begin working on personal statements.  Think about who may serve as references.
  • Engage with faculty and participate in faculty events offered to students (lectures, dinner programs, networking events, etc.).  Faculty can be great references and often have extended networks that could help you land a job!
Career Planning
  • Build your resume, practice interviewing, and get ready for career fairs.
  • Gain experience by getting a part-time job, internship, or co-op.
  • Attend a Career Fair to get a glimpse of how it operates and what is expected of you.  This will make you more confident when you attend as a senior.
Getting Involved on Campus and in the Community
Take Care of Yourself
  • Continue to take care of your physical well-being by eating regularly and getting enough sleep. Also get physical exercise at the Eakin Student Recreation Center, get involved in intramural sports, or take a group exercise class!
  • Visit the Center for Counseling and Student Development located in Umstead Hall