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As semester closes, students should plan for future

December 16, 2011

Many students will agree that this semester seems to have flown by, and as the end approaches we here at the Student Voice wish to encourage successful utilization of time over the course of J-Term. Some students will spend the majority of their break working, others will be taking courses, the lucky few will be spending time abroad, whereas some will enjoy their time simply relaxing. Regardless of what is on the docket for you, it is never too early to start planning ahead.

UW-River Falls offers many different opportunities for students to make the best of their break. As the UWRF website contends, J-Term offers opportunities to sneak in a brief study abroad experience, focus more intensively on a class, or complete a non-credit, professional development course. Focusing on a J-Term course can help you raise your grade point average, graduate sooner, or experience programs your schedule doesn’t allow for during fall or spring.

Internships are a great way to enhance your resume, gain valuable experience, and start preparing for the future. Employers value internships and extra-curricular activities because they show that you have skills and abilities beyond typical academic work. It is never too early (or too late) to start looking for internships.

As such, Career Services is a student-focused office that provides holistic comprehensive career planning services to UWRF students at all levels of study. By providing expertise, resources, and support, career services empower individuals to make and implement well-conceived career and life plans. Career Services fosters a welcoming, accessible environment where diversity is celebrated, and the uniqueness of each individual is valued.

Regardless of what your plans are this J-Term, use your time wisely, and be sure to plan ahead to ensure that you accomplish your academic goals in a timely and cost-effective manner, and so that you can accomplish all of your career goals.

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