When you enter your sophomore year, it’s already time to start considering the different paths you can take.
The first, and most common, is to simply graduate with your degree and try to find a job. If you choose this path, it’s probably best to pursue a minor while you’re at it.
The second one is to go to graduate school, which is one of the paths I’m considering. Lehigh offers plenty of opportunities to look at the work of graduate students. However, in the end, it’s up to the students to approach professors for research opportunities and such, which is why it’s important to keep up your grades.
The final path I’m considering is one I’ve recently been introduced to, the Co-Op program. To get in, you need a minimum GPA of 3.0, which isn’t too hard. In this program, starting in your junior year, you alternate a semester of studies with a semester of working at a company.
It’s kind of surreal to go from a clueless freshman to someone who has to start weighing his options seriously, but what can you do but keep trekking on.