The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Advising Timeline

Four-Year Timeline


1st Year:


·         Explore interests, strengths, and potential careers


·         Make a tentative plan of classes, year by year


·         Build a résumé


·         Get involved with clubs, organizations, and volunteering


·         Look into study abroad, internships, and/or research


2nd Year:


·         Develop relationships with faculty and mentors


·         Finalize and declare major(s) and minor(s)


·         Update résumé


·         Seek internships, research, and/or study abroad program


·         Stay involved in activities that suit your interests and goals


3rd Year:


·         Research career options and graduate programs


·         Talk to pre-professional advisors or career services


·         Update résumé


·         Continue research, internships, volunteering, and club involvement


·         Take graduate exams (LSAT, GRE, MCAT, GMAT)


4th Year:


·         Meet with your advisor to complete your degree check


·         Apply for graduation


·         Finalize career, professional, or postgraduate plans


·         Apply for graduate or professional schools


·         Submit résumés and begin interviewing