Four Years of StrongPoints

Here are just some of the ways you’ll build on your strengths each year.


Work with your faculty advisor to explore your academic interests through Meredith’s general education and academic programs.

Enroll in FYE 100 and learn strategies for academic success, campus involvement, personal finance, and major and career exploration.

Gather information about co-curricular experiences such as student organizations, study abroad, athletics, and undergraduate research.


In collaboration with your faculty advisor, select a major and create a pathway to complete your studies on time.

Explore interests, values, and skills through experiential opportunities and determine how they relate to your major and career interests.

Begin identifying internships, undergraduate research, and study abroad options that align with your academic, personal, and career goals.


Monitor and revise your academic progress and graduation plan in consultation with your faculty advisor.

Assume leadership roles in your co-curricular experiences, both on and off campus.

Participate in internships, research, and job observations aligned with your major and career goals.


With your faculty advisor, review your academic plan to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Selectively focus on leadership development through co-curricular experiences.

Participate in conversations and programming to support financial planning after college.

Take advantage of job preparation opportunities such as resume critiques, mock interviews, job fairs, and career counseling appointments. Apply for graduate/professional school programs and job opportunities.

Contact Information
Beth Hwang
Director, StrongPoints
217 Park Center
(919) 760-8210

"StrongPoints encourages our students to think about what they bring to the table and how to use it in a positive way."

Chrissie Bumgardner, Co-Director, First Year Experience