Senior year is a year of discovery....
It's about making memories, but also preparation. Use the graphic below to discover just some of the many options that await you this year. Find the corresponding "Question #" and follow to the answer below.
Q1: What is a fellowship/grant?
- Fellowships and grants are opportunities that provide students with funding for study, research, internships, independent projects, or certain programs.
- They reward academic achievement, leadership, character, service, or other characteristics - depending on the particular fellowship.
- They support a wide range of interests - from public policy to arts, from foreign language to sciences, and more!
- They're basically free money! And who doesn't want that?
Q2: Can you give me some examples?
- Just click here for some fellowship and grant examples. It's that easy!
Q3: Where do I find fellowship/grant opportunities?
- Go to the Student Opportunities page. Search program type "Grant or Fellowship." Narrow down search results according to your personal preferences.
- Have more questions? Contact Matthew Loar, Director of Fellowships, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can also check out Johnson Opportunity Grants (for non-Johnson scholars) and Student Summer Independent Research for more options.
Q4: How do I know if grad school is right for me?
- Start considering it as soon as possible! If you are thinking of going to graduate school, you should be thinking about ideas for your senior thesis during junior year.
- Is grad school right for you? Find out.
- Is law school right for you? Find out.
- Most importantly, talk with your faculty advisor to see what options are open to you and discuss your concerns.
Q5: How should I prepare for med school?
- Review the timetable for pre-med students.
- Choose an MCAT test date from those offered and register. Registration opens in October for April and May test dates.
- Submit FAP application for financial assistance on the MCAT and AMCAS (Early February)
- In January, start preparing for the MCAT (for May test date). Set aside 10-14 hour a week. You may want to Spring Option as well.
- Have more questions? Contact Lisa Alty, AltyL@wlu.edu
Q6: How should I prepare for law school?
- Review the timetable for students interested in going into the legal profession.
- Choose a LSAT test date from those offered (Career Development recommends taking the LSAT in June of your junior year).
- Explore and register with LSAC.
- Have more questions? Contact Lorri Olan, email@example.com
Q7: How about the GMAT, GRE, etc?
- This link has all your answers for questions about Entrance Exams.
Q12: I know I want a job - but how do I get one?
- Career Development is your best friend. They'll help you with your resume, do mock interviews, and even set you up with the alumni network.
Q13: I don't know if I'm ready for a job. How about internships?
- The answer is still Career Development. They can help you find a company, an industry, or an alumnus to get you the experience you need.
Go ahead and check out all of the opportunities on this board.
If you are totally overwhelmed by everything you see here, come chat with me, Dean Simpson, about what your options and next steps are. We're here to help you find your way! Now is the perfect time to do what you want to do!