1. Graduate Checklist
Follow this check list to make sure you complete all the necessary steps to graduate
2. Graduate School
Interested in graduate school? Visit the U of M Graduate School to get more information
on admissions, programs, assistantships, fellowships and awards.
3. Job Search
Career Services offers numerous resources during your career search, including developing
a resume and polishing your interview skills. Don’t miss the fall Career Fair or the
spring Career Expo. The Lunch and Learn series will help you prepare for a successful
job search. Register with eRecruiting so that companies looking to hire know that
you’re looking for a job!
4. Study Abroad
We’re glad you’re here! Now go away! The University of Memphis study abroad programs
are designed to provide students with the opportunity to combine a rigorous academic
program with a cross-cultural learning experience that is not available in the United
An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between a student, the University
of Memphis, and a community partner. Each semester more than 2,000 U of M students
are interning in schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit
Visit Career Services, one of the Lunch and Learn workshops, and the fall Career Fair
or spring Education Fair (for education majors) or Career Expo to meet with companies
looking for interns and employees.
6. Undergraduate Research
Get involved in research with a faculty member as an undergraduate student by consulting
the Undergraduate Research Database. The database matches students with researchers
in all fields across the University of Memphis, and the surrounding Memphis area.
You can also inquire about research opportunities in your academic department.
7. Tutoring Services by ESP (Educational Support Program)
ESP provides academic assistance for classes that students are currently taking at
the U of M. Tutoring and other ESP services are free and available both on-line and
in person in Learning Centers located throughout the University, including in Residence
Halls and at Carrier and Millington Centers. Click on the link for a full list of
8. Working on campus
Skip the parking hassles and gas bills of a commute to on off-campus job and earn
money while learning the inner-workings of campus. Student employment is coordinated
by Financial Aid, which maintains a database of available positions on campus.
9. Step Into Leadership!
Academics are important, but you’ll want more to talk about in that interview for
a job or graduate program than curricula. Develop your interpersonal, communication
and leadership skills through involvement. Step into a leadership role in your favorite
organization. Check out all the opportunities offered by the Office of Leadership
& Involvement, including The Leadership Institute, LeaderShape, and Lunch with a Leader.
10. Know Your Deadlines
Many programs require you to file your Intent to Graduate a full year ahead of your
graduation date, so watch for that deadline. Taking the GRE, GMAT, Miller Analogies
Test, or LSAT? These tests are available through the U of M Testing Center. Be sure
to check testing schedules and make appointments early.