The Sophomore Year Experience Symposium

The Sophomore Symposium is a day-long conference style event designed to prepare sophomore and/or second-year students at Pitzer College for the upcoming academic year.

The Sophomore Symposium on Monday, September 2, 2013, helps to prepare sophomore and/or second-year students at Pitzer College for the upcoming academic year. Session topics include academic advising and planning, study abroad, navigating the registration process, internship opportunities, success in the sciences, involvement in clubs and organizations and more! Sophomores will have the opportunity to interact with each other and with faculty, staff, and Sophomore Year Experience Mentors to help prepare them for their sophomore year.

Students participating in the symposium are not committed to attending the full day; students are welcome to join the specific sessions that interest them.

Sophomore Symposium Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 1, 2013

6-9 p.m. First Year Seminar Reunion Dinner
McConnell Founder’s Room

Monday, September 2, 2013

8:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast
McConnell Dining Hall
9:30-9:45 a.m. Opening Session
Muriel Poston, Dean of Faculty
Brian Carlisle, Vice President for Student Affairs
Location: Benson Auditorium
10-10:45 a.m.
11-11:45 a.m.
Noon-1 p.m.
Presentation: Registrar & Academic Advising: Creating Your Plan
Eva Peters, Registrar
Katie Purvis-Roberts, Associate Dean of Faculty
Barbara Junisbai, Associate Dean of Faculty
Charlie Yates, Sophomore Year Experience Mentor
Location: Benson Auditorium
10-10:45 a.m.
11-11:45 a.m.
Noon-1 p.m.
Presentation: Study Abroad: The Road Less Traveled
Michael Ballagh, Vice President for International Programs
Darby Barton, Sophomore Year Experience Mentor
Location: Avery Hall 201
10-10:45 a.m.
11-11:45 a.m.
Noon-1 p.m.
Presentation: Student Health and Counseling: Know Your Resources
Dr. Fiona Vajk, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services
Elizabeth Wilmott, Director, Health Education Outreach
Brendan Thyne, Substance Abuse Counselor
Cat Eskilson, Sophomore Year Experience Mentor
Location: Founders Room, McConnell Center
1-2 p.m. Lunch
McConnell Dining Hall
2-2:45 p.m.
3-3:45 p.m.
4-5 p.m.
Presentation: Career Services/Internships and Opportunities
Matt Donato, Director of Career Services
Robert Little, Sophomore Year Experience Mentor
Location: Fletcher Hall 104
2-2:45 p.m.
3-3:45 p.m.
4-5 p.m.
Presentation: Success in the Sciences: Navigating Keck Science Center
Kathleen Purvis-Roberts, Associate Professor of Environmental Science; Associate Professor of Chemistry
Location: Fletcher Hall 110
2-2:45 p.m.
3-3:45 p.m.
4-5 p.m.
Presentation: Community Engagement Center/Social Change Orientation
Tricia Morgan, Assistant Director, Student Liaison, & D4D Program Coordinator
Minji Lee, Sophomore Year Experience Mentor
Location: Broad Center Performance Space
2-2:45 p.m.
3-3:45 p.m.
4-5 p.m.
Workshop: Reflecting Forward: Considering Yourself, Your First Year, and Who You Want To Be In 2016
Drew Herbert, Director of Student Leadership and Experiential Education
Location: Founders Room, McConnell Center
2-2:45 p.m.
3-3:45 p.m.
4-5 p.m.
Presentation: Getting Involved: Clubs, Orgs, and Leadership Opportunities
Chris Brunelle, Assistant Dean of Students
Drew Herbert, Student Leadership and Success Coordinator
Location: Fletcher Hall 112
5-7 p.m. Dinner
McConnell Dining Hall
  Subject to change without notice.

Last updated August 29, 2013