Explore the Possibilities!
SEEK benchmarks are designed for you and your counselor to monitor your continued accomplishments. Your second year is a time to learn about yourself and discover opportunities inside and outside of the college. As a second-year student, it is important to:
- Assess your academic strengths and weaknesses and be willing to receive assistance
- Join a student organization and attend workshops/seminars, as well as research careers
- Learn more about potential majors and careers by networking, attending events, talking to your SEEK counselor and engaging in self-analysis
- Apply for internships and fellowship opportunities
The following are further detailed benchmarks you should accomplish during your third and fourth semesters at Baruch College:
- Go to the Registrar Office to be coded for my intended major by September 16, 2019
- Apply to the school of my choice: Marxe School of Public Affairs, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, or Zicklin School of Business; and declare my major before 45 credits
- If under 2.0 GPA, attend all Academic Survival Workshops
- If GPA is between 2.01 and 2.5, attend all Strength Initiative Workshops
- Schedule an appointment with at least two of my professors to discuss my progress in the course
- Weissman-track students: Schedule an appointment with a faculty advisor in my department prior to declaring my major
- Zicklin-track students: Complete my remaining pre-business courses and calculate my GPA in pre-business courses
- Schedule and keep two appointments with my counselor each semester
- Familiarize myself with mental health (e.g. counseling center), health (e.g. student health services center), and other wellness resources on campus
- Check my Baruch email daily
- Create and practice a well-written personal pitch
- Craft a personal statement for potential scholarships, internships, etc.
- Update and re-upload my resume and cover letter to the Starr Career Center database
- Attend a large-scale career-related event such as the Internship and Diversity Fairs, Career Day, and Diversity Pipeline
- Participate in an internship or part-time work in a field related to my major
- Join one career-related club
- Attend a corporate or industry-based panel presentation
- Contact an upper level student or professional in my field of interest to serve as a mentor
- Find opportunities to hone my communication/public speaking skills (e.g. Toastmasters, Conversation Partners)
- Apply to one of the following career/professional programs:
- Executives on Campus (EOC)
- Finance Women Associates (FWA)
- Global Student Certificate
- P2P, for accounting majors (sophomore program to be in junior year)
- Rising Starr Sophomores
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
- Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP)
- Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
- Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
- Streetwise Partners
- T. Howard Foundation
Community and Global Experience
- Pursue opportunities for leadership experiences by becoming involved on campus and/or in community activities (e.g. SEEK Peer Mentor or Tutor, Student Government, student organization officer, etc.
- Consider taking the Team Baruch Training for Student Leaders
- Participate in cultural events (theatre performances, concerts, etc.)
- Identify the names of Undergraduate Student Government (USG) representatives
- Attend the SEEK Awards
If I am interested in studying abroad I will:
- Attend the study abroad fair/workshop
- Apply to the CUNY Chancellor’s Study Abroad Scholarship
- If I am interested in experience abroad, I will review the experimental programs document
- Have you filed for financial aid?
- Have you verified that you are applying for financial aid for the current year?
- Have you updated your FASFA with current information for the upcoming year?
- Have you applied for scholarships opportunities?
- Is your major/minor reflected on your transcript?
- Have you reviewed the Baruch Financial Aid Services document?
- Have you checked CUNYfirst for any outstanding “FIN AID TO DO LIST?’
- Have you checked CUNYfirst for any Bursar holds?
- If selected for verification, have you submitted all documents?
- If your courses have been determined by the Registrar to not be TAP compliant, have you completed online TAP compliance application?
- Did you complete the TAP compliance form?
- Have you checked FACTS to confirm your TAP compliance status?
- Have you checked DegreeWorks to confirm your TAP compliance status?
- TAP compliance contact: Indira.firstname.lastname@example.org – Registrar Office
- TAP: Portia.email@example.com – Burser Office
- PELL: FASSEEK@baruch.cuny.edu – Financial Aid Services
Please bring your copy of your benchmarks to all your meetings with your SEEK Counselor to discuss your progress.