Sophomore

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Sophomore Year Plan

  • Reconfirm or declare major; meet with a Career Counselor and/or Academic Advisor to discuss career plans.
  • Use FOCUS II, for further career clarification and information
  • Update your WP Job Connect account for referral to part-time or summer jobs and to receive important career development announcements.
  • Begin to acquire some form of career-related experience.
  • Initiate or update your Career Planning Portfolio and review career plans. Attend career planning workshop for details.
  • Interview two faculty members with regard to their area of expertise.
  • Enhance computer skills; learn newest word processing /spread sheet programs, presentation and database programs.
  • Continue involvement in a club/volunteer organization. Consider a leadership role.
  • Continue to build your resume for part-time and summer employment. Have it critiqued by a Career Counselor
  • Attend Job Fairs to increase awareness of career opportunities, to develop future contacts, and for leads on part-time and summer jobs.
  • Initiate contact with 10-15 people who are in a job related to your major or field of interest.
  • Strive to maintain a strong GPA in order to qualify for honors programs, internships, entrance to graduate school and other opportunities.
  • Access three to five Internet sites for career information.