SEEK benchmarks are designed for you and your counselor to monitor your continued accomplishments. Your third year is a time to narrow your career choice and develop leadership and other marketable skills. You should be:
- Establishing relationships/study groups with students in your major
- Serving as officer of a club/organization, a mentor/leader within the SEEK program or outside of the college or considering study abroad
- Gaining experience through internship or part-time work related to your major
- Researching and planning to apply to graduate school programs
The following are further detailed benchmarks you should accomplish during your fifth and sixth semesters at Baruch College.
Academic and Major
- Select a liberal arts minor and understand requirements
- Schedule an appointment with at least two of my professors to discuss my progress in the course
- Connect with a professor to discuss my post-graduation plans
- Complete my official Degree Map at the Advisement Center (NVC 5-215) and give a copy to my SEEK counselor
- Schedule and attend two appointments with my counselor per 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 email Baruch email daily
- Complete the SEEK Junior Survey
- Update and re-upload my resume and cover letter to the Starr Career Center database
- Attend career-related fairs such as the Internship and Diversity Fairs
- Participate in an internship or part-time work in a field related to my major
- Attend a corporate or industry-based panel presentation
- Join a professional Association related to my major. All professions have associations, for example:
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- The American Marketing Association (AMA)
- Attend an On Campus Recruiting (OCR) workshop
If I am interested in attending graduate school I will:
- Apply to the Max Berger Pre-Law Program and the H. Brown Program
- Apply to the CUNY Pipeline Program
- Develop a plan to continue my education past the undergraduate level
- Choose two or three specific programs that are right for me and research the admissions requirements for these programs
- Maintain connections with professors and staff that can write recommendations and check in with mentors about my plans for graduate studies
- Research which exams I will need to apply to the programs I wish to join (e.g. GMAT, GRE, LSAT) and begin to study for the exam I need for my graduate program
- After deciding on which program is right for me and take the relevant exam
- Draft a strong graduate school personal statement
- Attend graduate school open houses and CUNY-wide events promoting graduate studies
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 updated your FASFA with current information for the upcoming year?
- Have you verified that you are applying for financial aid for the current year?
- Have you reviewed the Baruch Financial Aid Services document?
- Is your major/minor reflected on your transcript?
- 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: Indira.firstname.lastname@example.org – Registrar Office
- TAP: Portia.email@example.com – Financial Aid Office
- PELL: FASSEEK@baruch.cuny.edu – Bursar Office
Please bring your copy of your benchmarks to all your meetings with your SEEK Counselor to discuss your progress.