School of Engineering Departments

Timeline
Your Critical Path to Commencement

You're an Engineer, you know what to do!

August

Consider joining Engineering Leadership (ENGR 400) to interact with and meet engineering professionals

September

Prepare your resume, cover letters, and identify possible job opportunities. Register with Career Center (Employ UM software).
Run a Degree Audit to evaluate trouble spots in coursework. Make plans for FE or ASBOG Exam if applicable.
Prepare for and attend the Engineering Career Fair: http://career.olemiss.edu

October

See your academic advisor to discuss remaining course requirements. Pre-registration for Spring begins in late October.
Prepare your degree application to present during advising.

November

Give thanks, you are almost there.
Update personal contact information in MyOleMiss (permanent mailing address, phone numbers, etc.)

December

How is your GPA? If possible submit any grade forgiveness declarations to the Registrar's Office: http://www.olemiss.edu/info/forgiveness.html.
If pursuing a minor, be sure to declare this on your degree application and verify all required coursework.

January

Winter-session may be useful for an elective Liberal Arts course if you still need one. Also consider CLEP exams for an elective.
Use the holiday break to look for jobs in your area, submit on-line applications, update Linkedin, clean up Facebook, begin to network with friends and connections.

February

Diploma applications due (diploma application is authorized by Dean's Office in myOleMiss after your degree application is approved by your department)
Spring Career Fair held in February

March

Go to Career Center for practice/mock interviews if needed.
Attend Grad Fair in the Union. Use Spring Break for serious job search/interviews/follow-up. Visit prospective cities, companies, contacts in the business world.
Order Graduation invitations and your cap & gown.

April

Do you have Latin Honors, awards? Compile these for your graduation script to be read by your department chair.
Do you have a Bursar balance? Take care of that so your diploma will not be held up.

May

Pick up rented cap & gown, prepare graduation script as part of your senior survey

Graduation Day! Get here early. Wear comfortable shoes, leave the apartment early, thank your parents, family, and teachers.

You could not have done this alone.