The Sophomore Year Experience Symposium Overview
1. Sophomore Symposium
The Sophomore Symposium is a conference style event designed to prepare sophomore and/or second-year students at Pitzer College for the upcoming academic year. This event will take place on Monday, September 3rd, 2012. Sessions will include topics such as: time management, academic advising and planning, navigating the registration process, resume writing, internship searching, involvement in clubs and organizations, and more. Sophomores will have the opportunity to interact with one another, faculty, staff, and Sophomore Year Experience Mentors to help prepare them for the sophomore year.
Students participating in the symposium are not committed to attending the full day. Students are welcome to only join the specific sessions that are of interest to them. more...
2. SYE Mentors
Upper-class mentors will be available for sophomores to connect with on topics including: academic interests, study abroad and community service opportunities, and career development. Sophomores will be able to connect with upperclassmen with similar interests and gain their perspectives on navigating campus resources and decision-making related to these important topics. Mentors will be available at faculty study break sessions, the Sophomore Symposium, and Celebrating Sophomores programs to connect with sophomore students. Additionally, mentors will be available via a Facebook page and email to connect with Sophomores and answer their questions. more...
3. Sophomore Faculty Study Breaks
Faculty study breaks will be a series of opportunities for Pitzer sophomores to interact with faculty in a variety of disciplines. Each month, sophomores will have the opportunity to attend a study break session with a faculty member from a particular academic focus, giving sophomores the opportunity to explore a variety of academic interests and major possibilities, while forming connections with faculty and other students who attend the events.
4. Celebrating Sophomores Series
Each month throughout the academic year, a "Celebrating Sophomores" program will be put on for sophomores to learn about a topic relevant to them. Topics will include: career and internship planning, study abroad planning, and community engagement/involvement. A different office or group of faculty and staff will be invited each month to speak to sophomores on that months topic. Sophomores will also have the opportunity to mingle with upper-class students and get their perspectives on that month's topic.
Questions will be gladly answered by:
Dean of Students
Mead Residence Director