First Year: A Year of Self-Discovery

Immerse yourself in new experiences, meet new friends, and take classes in subjects you have never explored.

Discover Your Interests, Skills, and Values

  1. Identify and assess your interests and skills:
    1. Read through the Luther College Catalog; select at least one elective course that interests you and relates to your natural strengths and abilities.
    2. Participate in the first year Fit and Well course designed for all first years.
    3. If interested, contact the Career Center to take an interest inventory.
  2. Investigate student organizations, then selectively join one or two.

Explore Majors and Careers

  1. Make a tentative decision on your major.
    1. Read about the course requirements in the Luther College Catalog.
    2. Check out occupations related to various majors starting with "What Can I Do With This Major?

Prepare for the World of Work

  1. Draft a Resume & Cover Letter.
  2. Create your profile on LinkedIn.
  3. Create your profile on Luther's CareerConnection portal. (Please review our Student User Acknowledgement.)