The Second Year Experience Program is designed for underrepresented second-year students to conduct a deeper self-exploration of their identity, values, and life goals. The program assists students in expanding their professional network, receiving mentorship guidance in their career path, and keeping them accountable for their goals.

Benefits of the Second Year Experience Program

Students in the Second Year Experience Program will gain mentorship support in achieving their academic, career, health & wellness, and scholarship/financial goals. Through engaging in cohort meetings and networking opportunities with alumni professionals’ students will design their strategic graduation life plan.

  • Network with graduates and alumni
  • Network with upperclassmen
  • Support planning to achieve life goals
  • Preparing for a career path
  • Self-exploration of identity, values, and life goals
  • Safe space for cultural expression
  • Career readiness

Program Requirements

  • Attend Sophomore Welcome Back Orientation (August)
  • Meet monthly for Second Year Experience cohort meetings
  • Attend mentorship meetings with advisor
  • Attend weekend camping trip to a national park (Spring)
  • Complete Graduation Life Plan (Complete throughout the Year)
  • Attend Chatting with a Professional (Optional)
  • Attend Chatting with an Upperclassman (Optional)
  • Join the Famtorship for Social Justice Program (Optional)

Apply to the Program

Program Contact

Giulia Soto

Second Year Program Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-581-8151
giulia.soto@utah.edu

Kenny Taboada

Engagement & Retention Graduate Assistant
Union 235

KTaboada@sa.utah.edu

Tiffany Do

Alumni Relations Intern
Union 235
801-581-8151
tif.do.2000@gmail.com

Susma Gurung

Marketing Intern
Union 235
801-581-8151
gsusma4@gmail.com

Paola Cervantes

SYE Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-581-8151
pcervantes592@gmail.com

Olga Rodriguez

SYE Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-581-8151
olgaalexr@gmail.com

Carlos Gonzales

SYE Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-581-8151
carlos.gonzales0406@gmail.com