Sophomores

The second year of college is a challenging time for students, who are often at a crossroads in making academic, career, and life decisions. We want to continue to ensure your success at Missouri S&T by getting you connected to campus resources. 

Explore the links on this page to be sure you take advantage of all the resources that will help make sophomore year great!

Academic

  • Continue to look for scholarship opportunities offered at Missouri S&T. Also be sure to talk to your department about available department scholarships.
  • Sign up for a LEAD session or apply to become a LEAD Peer Learning Assistant.
  • Visit the Writing Center for free individualized help with any written work, from English 20 essays to senior design projects. They can even help with personal or creative writing projects.
  • Contact a Study Abroad Advisor or visit the study abroad website to learn more about study abroad opportunities.
  • Continue to work with your academic advisor on to make sure you are on track with your classes and goals.
  • Pursue getting to know faculty within your major. They can provide you a letter of reference when you apply for a job or graduate school.
  • Start planning for a minor if you haven't already done so.
  • Conduct a degree audit using the degree Audit Reporting System - DARSweb. You can request "What If" report for other majors you may be considering, as well as including planned courses that may be taken in the future.
  • Meet with a Success Coach to learn better study strategies or to get a one-on-one tutor. 

Campus Involvement

Career

  • Participate in the Externship Program, a program that provides students with opportunities to gain leadership development experience in a corporate setting for 1-3 days during Spring Break.
  • Register with COER on the third floor of Norwood. This must be done every semester.
  • Meet with a Career Opportunites & Employer Relations (COER) Advisor and attend COER workshops.
  • Read COER's tips and utlized their templates and worksheets.
  • Participate in the Mentor a Miner program to ask alumni, employers, and faculty advice about determing a major, finding interships/co-ops, and career goals.
  • Update your resume. Add summer work experience, student groups, GPA, etc. Visit the COER to have someone proof and look over it.
  • Attend both of the career fairs.
  • Investigate and consider Co-Op opportunities. 
  • Sign up for a practice interview at the COER.

Service Learning\Civil Engagement

Undergraduate Research

  • Talk to your academic advisor to see if you can assist him/her with any research they are currently working on.
  • Contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies to learn about the OURE Program and other exciting research opportunities available at Missouri S&T.