Sophomore Success

Sophomore year is the time to start formulating your career plans and building your career readiness skills. If you’d like to get a head start on the process then you should consider participating in Sophomore Success.

What is Sophomore Success?

Sophomore Success is a series of weekly dinners where staff from the Career Planning Center review different career-related topics with students. Our goal is to make these sessions fun and informative so we focus on using real-world examples, having great discussions, and not taking things too seriously. We know it can be stressful to start thinking about life after graduation and we want to help make the process as easy as possible.

Sophomore Success topics can include:

  • How to write a resume
  • Tips for networking with alumni
  • Applying for internships and jobs
  • Study abroad
  • Your digital identity
  • Interviewing skills
  • And more!

When: Students meet weekly during fall semester. Dinner is provided!

Who: Anyone in their sophomore year. We have had participants from all majors, schools, and career interests.

How to Participate: Just show up to the first meeting to see if this is something you’re really interested in doing. You can e-mail cpc@fairfield.edu if you want to be reminded about the first meeting.

First Meeting: TBD but will be during September 2014

Here are some responses from an anonymous survey of students who participated in Sophomore Success during the fall of 2011:

"It was honestly a great experience that allows me to feel more prepared in the future. I feel as if I am ahead of the curve compared to more than half of my classmates and I am truly thankful to Career Planning for that! "

"Great program! I loved every second of it and would definitely recommend it to others."

"I loved this program and would have liked to continue it in the spring semester and maybe even into junior year!"

For more information e-mail cpc@fairfield.edu or call (203) 254-4081.