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. 

First Meeting: Monday, Sept. 8th 2014 at 5:30pm in the Kelley Center Presentation Room

Here are some responses from an anonymous survey of students who participated in Sophomore Success during the fall of 2013:

"Sophomore Success has thoroughly prepared me for jobs and internships. I have learned how to handle different situations and avoid putting myself in bad ones. I would recommend Sophomore Success to every sophomore in the fall."

"I learned a lot about what it takes to get a job after college. I learned many useful skills and resources to utilize, such as LinkedIn. I found this seminar to be very helpful."

"I still have a lot to prepare for my career outside of school, but now know how to go about doing so."

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