Sophomore Year: Career Exploration & Leadership Development

In your second year, it is even more important that you are looking toward the future. You will declare your major and need to be actively searching for experiential learning opportunities.

  • Meet with a Career Development staff member to discuss your career plans and re-evaluate your personalized 4-year career plan.
  • Continue to research career fields that interest you.
  • Register with professional networks to begin connecting with experts in areas of interest. TrylinkedinLogo
  • Attend a Career Development workshop to learn about the process of choosing a major or career path and attend programs featuring guest speakers from career fields that interest you.
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals to learn about a particular career field.
  • Complete your core academic requirements.
  • Meet with your faculty advisor to choose a major.
  • Take an active role in a student organization to develop your communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
  • Explore experiential learning options.
  • Develop the materials needed to apply for experiential learning opportunities such as internships.
  • Secure an internship, on-campus job or summer employment related to your career goals.

As you become more active in seeking experiences to compliment your academic learning, continue to utilize the resources and expertise of the staff in the Career Development Office!

NEXT: Junior Year: Career Goal Setting, Gaining Experience & Graduate School Planning