Talk with your adviser about your summer plans. Summer jobs, summer internships, summer research projects, summer fellowships. You should try to obtain an summer job/internship to explore possible career fields and develop career-related skills. You should be updating your resume, exploring and applying early for summer jobs and internships.
The Career Services team is here to help you consider your interests, values, talents and goals and to plan for ways to put those into action. We encourage you to participate in the many workshops, alumni visits, company/organization information sessions, career fairs, and other events at Pitzer and The Claremont Colleges. After you settle into your classes, please schedule an individual conversation with a career advisor to get to know us and to think about what you might do this summer and beyond. You can schedule an individual conversation and explore all career-related events on Handshake.
You should apply for some fellowships which target sophomores. You might think about the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, Boren Scholarship, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, Congress-Budestag Youth Exchange, Critical Language Scholarship Program, Fulbright Commission: Summer Institutes, Mellon Mays, Humanity in Action, and/or the Morris Udall and Stewart Udall Scholarship. Sandy Hamilton can help you track down the most appropriate fellowships.