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Tips for Parenting a Junior

Encourage your Student to Get to Know More Faculty Members

When your student applies for jobs and/or graduate programs, it is important to have the reference of an academic professor or mentor. Encourage your students to introduce themselves to an instructor or professor before class, after class, or during office hours. Professors are generally thrilled for the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for their subject or field with an interested student.

Suggest an Internship or Research Opportunity

Junior year is a great time for your student to participate in activities that will really round out their college experience. Career Services can also help your student apply for internship opportunities that will begin to build a strong network and provide valuable job experience.

Encourage Your Student to Take a Leadership Role in a Club or Organization

With over 400 clubs and student organizations, the opportunities to lead and leave a mark at UNM are abundant. If your student has been involved with clubs or organizations, encourage them to apply for a leadership position. If they are just starting the involvement process, let them know that it is never too late to get involved and even lead. As students begin to take more and more classes in their area of study, they may appreciate something outside of class to break up the uniformity. If your student isn’t sure where to start, have them visit the Student Activities Center website, or visit their office inside the Student Union Building Room 1018.

Make Sure Your Student is Speaking with their Advisor

During the junior year, it can be tempting for students to self-advise. They are familiar with policies, they generally know their major, and they are confident in their ability to choose the classes they need for graduation. It is important for your student to run their schedule by their academic advisor, even if it means sending a quick email. Advisors are aware of changes to course offerings that may affect your student’s program of study. They can also make sure your student is meeting all of their graduation requirements.

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