Summer is not only an opportunity to work on your tan or earn extra cash, but it is also an opportunity to explore your major options without the stresses of a full load of classes. You may not know this, but Academic Advisors work year round at UTA to provide information to students about degree requirements, class registration and department opportunities like internships.
This is also a great time to start discussing graduate school options. The Office of Graduate Studies provides walk-in sessions for prospective students thoughout the year. It’s never too early to think about the future, and according to the Mav Grad Blog, the Ph.D is making a comeback, especially in science and business.
The important thing to note is that you have resources available as a UTA student. Career Consultants, Academic Advisors, Counselors, Peer Mentors, Faculty and Student Organizations are here to help you make the best of your time at UTA. Remember that your college experience is not all about the books and lectures; it also includes the people that you meet, the connections that you make and what you do when you’re not in the classroom. Utilize your time during the summer to make plans for your future and get answers to the questions that you have about your education.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~Mark Twain