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Success Checklist

First Year/Freshmen Year:

  • Meet with Office of Career Services to assess your interests, values and skills to identify a major or area of academic interest.
  • Seek tutoring support in the Office of Academic Services when needed.
  • Attend campus organization events to determine possible interests.
  • Speak with your academic advisor about taking an internship, study abroad or domestic study for academic credit in the next year or two.
  • Develop a four-year plan for courses with academic advisor in spring.

Second Year/Sophomore Year:

  • Meet with Office of Career Services to develop your resume or have it reviewed.
  • Declare your major by spring (remember you can change it at a later date).
  • Join organization(s) that support your major and increase your network.
  • Begin attending career or graduate school events on campus: workshops, department offerings, career fairs, etc.
  • Develop a plan for internships, study abroad, domestic study, etc. with academic advisor.
  • Research your major for career opportunities. Meet with Office of Career Services and
  • Academic advisor to discuss findings. Make changes to course in third or fourth year plan with advisor, as appropriate.
  • If you have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, you can receive a Baccalaureate degree by completing and undergraduate thesis/project.

Third Year/Junior Year:

  • Apply for graduation semester before you graduate (December grads apply in spring)
  • Take internships, study abroad or domestic study. (Note: Summer is a great time to explore these opportunities.)
  • Interview others who hold positions you would like to hold some day. Meet with Office of Career Services and academic advisor to discuss changes to your academic plan as appropriate.
  • Continue attending career or graduate school events on campus: workshops, department offerings, career fairs, etc.
  • Update your resume to reflect your involvement in organizations, coursework and internships/study abroad or domestic study.
  • Meet with Office of Career Services and/or academic advisor to develop job search plans.
  • Meet with Office of Career Services and/or academic advisor to develop graduate school plans.
  • Identify schools of interest and gather application information.
  • Take exams in summer before senior year for graduate and professional school entrance (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, etc.).
  • Write admission essay and schedule review with faculty.
  • Select letter of recommendation writers. Ask for their ability to write a supportive letter.
  • Provide resume, letter requirements, etc., with plenty of time to meet deadline.

Fourth Year/Senior Year:

  • Apply for graduation during fall term (for spring graduation)
  • Complete a research poster
  • Meet with Office of Career Services and/or academic advisor to develop job search plans, if you haven’t done so.
  • Meet with Office of Career Services and/or academic advisor to develop graduate school plans, if you haven’t done so. Please note: for some graduate and professional schools it may be too late to apply. Check with your advisor to stay on track.
    • Identify schools of interest and gather application information.
    • Take exams in summer before senior year for graduate and professional school entrance (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, etc.).
    • Write admission essay and schedule review with faculty.
    • Select letter of recommendation writers. Ask for their ability to write a supportive letter. Provide resume, letter requirements, etc., with plenty of time to meet deadline.
  • Meet with Career Services to go over my resume, cover letter and references

UL Lafayette Honors Program 3rd Floor Fundraiser

 

Go Here to See Pictures from the 2016 Honors Soiree d'Excellence

In 2014 the Honors Program presented a night of enchantment and pride, the Honors Soiree' d'Excellence. The Honors Program was able to raise nearly $5,000 with the help and proceeds of many students, professors, and community leaders for the expansion of the 3rd Floor of Judice-Rickels Hall. In 2016, the Honors Program supplied another opportunity for individuals, family members, alumni, and friends of the program to gather and dine in honor of the program and in order to raise funds for the 3rd floor expansion. Provided is a brief video created by Honors Students explaining our continued need.

If you would like to help us continue to increase the expansion of our 3rd floor, please do not hesitate to donate.

Donations can be made by clicking here.

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Archival Pictures and History

Honors Memories and Archive

 

 

 

 

 

Our program has a long history of being culturally and intellectually stimulating. Would you like to be part of that legacy?

Many pictures and memories are available for viewing. Please enjoy our archive at your convenience.