The Second Year Experience Program will reflect on student’s first year experience and conduct a deeper self-exploration of their identity, values, and life goals. The program assists students in expanding their professional network, creating a sense of community, selecting their major, and build students career readiness competence. Overall, students will engage in a dialogue on how to overcome challenges faced by underrepresented students and gain mentorship support in achieving their academic, career, health & wellness, and scholarship/financial goals. Through engaging in cohort meetings and networking opportunities with graduates and alumni from historically underrepresented backgrounds, students will design their strategic graduation life plan.

Upcoming Workshops

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Spring 2020 – Professional Panel Sessions

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Giulia Soto

Second Year Program Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
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Benefits of the Second Year Experience Program

Network with Graduates & Alumni

Guidance & Support in Selecting a Major

Preparing for a Career Path

Safe Space for Cultural Expression

Connect to Resources on Campus

Self-Exploration of Identity, Values, & Life Goals

Support Planning to Achieve Life Goals

Guidance Finding Involvement Opportunities

Program Requirements

  • Attend Sophomore Welcome Back Orientation
  • Meet monthly for Second Year Experience Cohort Meetings
  • Meet at least once with Second Year Program Coordinator each semester (Fall & Spring)
  • Attend at least two Professional Panel Sessions
  • Attend Camping Weekend Trip (Spring)
  • Complete Graduation Life Plan (Complete throughout the Year)
  • Attend Chatting with a Professional Gatherings (Optional)
  • Join the Famtorship for Social Justice Program (Optional)

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