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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!
- 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.
- Apply for officer positions within student organizations and pursue membership in Junior-Senior honor societies.
- Sign up to become a Opening Week Mentor or a Transfer Transitions Mentor.
- Check out the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center.
- Meet with a Peer Involvement Advisor in Student Life to get personalized advising on involvement.
- Stay up-to-date by logging into Org Sync.
- 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
- Take the Miner Challege and go on an alternative spring break
- Visit the Volunteerism and Civic Engagement webpage and learn about all the different ways to volunteer on campus and with the surrounding community.
- Review the service learning courses available and talk to your advisor about additional service learning opportunites.
- 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.