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Jump Start Your Third Year

Jump Start Your 3rd Year (JS3)

Students will be able to schedule JS3 meetings starting September 20, 2021. 

All students of freshman class 2020 are required to complete Jump Start Your 3rd Year meeting with their intended School during the 2021-22 academic year. We hope this connection with an advisor will help facilitate progress towards a degree and support students in the development of educational goals.

All students intending an engineering degree are required to participate in an activity that introduces them to career-oriented resources. That career can be going into industry or continuing into higher education. We would like for students to consider who on this campus can assist them with their future goals outside of advising in Engineering.

Requirements to complete JS3:

  1. Complete the Jump Start Your 3rd Year Webform (click here)

    • Part of your form requires you to attend one Career-Oriented event hosted by
      • Center for Career & Professional Advancement (i.e., Meet-ups, complete the O*Net Profiler and meet with a career specialist)
      • Engineering Service Learning (i.e., workshops, special topics events)
      • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center
      • Study Abroad Program (i.e., info session)
      • or speak to a faculty member about your career/future aspirations
      • Attend and ask questions at a Graduate Students’ Defense OR
      • Attend a conference, webinar, TEDTalks or a career-oriented event not listed above
    • Please be prepared to discuss this further with your academic advisor
  2. MyDegreePath Graduation Plan

    • The next portion of JumpStart Your 3rd year is to create a graduation plan through MyDegreePath which includes all of your remaining graduation requirements (with technical electives). 
    • Make sure your plan
      • Starred as your favorite on MyDegreePath
      • Up-to-date
      • Complete with technical electives selected
    • You are expected to complete your graduation plan before scheduling an appointment.
  3. Schedule an appointment 

    • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor after you have completed steps 1 and 2 above. 
    • This will be a 20 minute appointment 
    • Be prepared to discuss your future goals
    • After your appointment your advisor will email you with their comments on your graduation plan

You are expected to complete your graduation plan before your appointment.

Once Steps 1,2, and 3 have been completed your hold will be removed. 

BioE, CSE, and UENGR students are required to complete JS3 in Fall term. Hold activation date October 1, 2021. 
ME, MSE, and EnvE students are required to complete JS3 in Spring term. Hold activation date February 28, 2022. 
A hold will prevent you from enrolling in courses for the following term.