For Your UMSL Experience

Continue meeting with your advisor at least once per semester

Check your UMSL email account daily

Keep tabs on your degree progress (MyDegree)

Complete prerequisites for upper level courses

Explore minors and certificates that would complement your goals

Network with faculty in your major area to learn about opportunities, like research, that are specific to your department

For Your Career

Continue working through the Career Development Checklist

Update your information in Handshake

Create a resume and upload it into Handshake

Attend Career Fairs

Explore Graduate School or Professional degrees, such as Law, Medicine, or Optometry, so your academic plan can include prerequisites for these programs

For Undeclared Majors

Complete FOCUS and other career assessment programs

When you are ready, declare your major

For International Students

If you change your major or program, contact ISS to update your I-20

Report any change of address within 10 days (through MyView)

Consult an international student advisor before accepting an internship or job off-campus

Maintain full time enrollment unless you have received prior approval from ISS

Consider serving as a leader at International Student Orientation or at the International House

Reviewed and Updated June 2021