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Second Year Experience

Office of Undergraduate Education

Winter Break

Winter Break To-Do List

  • Start making a plan for next semester! Use the Graduation Planner to start planning the rest of your academics at the university.
  • Get career fair ready. Perfect your resume, make a LinkedIn (and learn how to use it effectively), and/or consider joining the Student Employment Leadership Program!
  • Make a smart and achievable New Year’s resolution by using SMART goal setting techniques.
  • Winter Break is a great time to reflect on your past semester, like thinking about what you excelled at and what you could improve for next semester. This is a perfect chance to check out the UMN Strengths website and use their resources to help you think over your strengths again and use them to set goals for the next semester!
  • Still having trouble deciding on a major? Why not take some of that extra free time during your break to check out the website for the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration! Maybe you even have time to start creating an Action Plan!
  • Didn’t end up finding the right student group during your fall semester? Maybe this is the time to go back and look through the student groups at the U! Or maybe you want to learn more about how to start your own.

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  • Last modified on May 3, 2017