Reimagine all that your second year can be with courses, 活动, 指导, and research options that help facilitate real-world experiences and even internship opportunities.
在圣. 劳伦斯, the phrase “sophomore slump” isn’t in our vocabulary because we support you through every stage of your academic journey. We see your sophomore year as a time to build on the foundational skills you learned during your first year with hands-on learning, 生涯探索, 创造性的研究项目.
Use your sophomore year to let your curiosity flourish as you explore academic passions and come closer to declaring your major, tap into the alumni network and begin forming lifelong connections with fellow Laurentians, and hone the leadership and advocacy skills you’ll need to make a difference, 大或小, in the communities that matter to you.
When it comes to your second year of college, there are endless possibilities and all of them can set you up for future academic and professional success.
Dive deeper into your academic interests with interactive seminars that will build on the skills you strengthened during your first year.
Some of these options include community-based learning components that allow you to enrich your understanding of course material by immersing yourself in our North Country community. Others encourage you to learn by doing--whether that’s investigating and writing your own news stories or learning how to curate and present a collection of artifacts.
- Somatic Transformation: From Self-Care to Social Justice
- 在移动中? The Physical Activity of America’s Children
- African American Art and Visual Culture
Investigate and understand the digital platforms transforming our society today with a digital scholar fellowship.
Digital fellowships help sophomores explore creative uses of digital technologies while reflecting on the impact they have on our world today. There’s really no limit on what that might mean for your project--whether you’re interested in coding, 存档, 起草, 或者绘制地图.
大二的时候, you can secure funding to support research, 创意项目, 志愿者的努力, or internship opportunities to take place the summer between your sophomore and junior year at St. 劳伦斯.
The interactive project you devise could draw on a topic, 主题, or region that sparked your interest in class or integrate a co-curricular activity that you’re passionate about. 在整个课程中 of your project or internship, you’ll work closely with a faculty member and collaborate with community partners.
These grants are intended to help you expand your research skills, 扩大你的人际网络, 磨练你的领导能力, and build confidence as you work to positively impact the communities you’re a member of.
The Saints Start Challenge Grant program enabled Noah Neverette ’21 to intern at the Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory. He led informal science education classes for youth in the community during the week and hosted stargazing events on Friday nights.
Sophia Alvarez ’21 used her grant to conduct ethnographic research on Garifuna communities in Guatemala, 洪都拉斯和伯利兹. She learned how their culture is reflected in the education of their children through interviews with educators and parents. She also had the opportunity to connect with Garifuna anthropologists, 心理学家, and sociologists throughout her research process.
A desire to learn more about coding and programming drove 卡门·利邦博，23岁, an international economics and multi-language double major, 成为一名数字BG真人游戏注册. She’s passionate about furthering the goals of sustainable development, and hopes to leverage her digital skills to create innovative solutions in her home country of Mozambique.
Matthew Derouchie ’23 enrolled in a Sophomore Seminar to explore his interest in the economics major at St. 劳伦斯. 在整个课程中, he learned about the role of the Federal Reserve, discussed monetary policy decisions in real time, and had opportunities to hone his networking skills while conducting informal interviews with alumni.
“The digital scholarship fellowship helped me get to know classmates and be inspired by their career paths while finding common ground in our experience with technology. Now, I feel comfortable using different web design formats and resources.”
Sophomore year is an excellent time to continue exploring career interests and internship opportunities, 建立你的职业关系网, and honing professional skills like writing a cover letter or interviewing.
在圣. 劳伦斯, 61% of students study off campus at least once. As you figure out where your academic interests are alongside your advisors and mentors, you can simultaneously plan any off-campus adventures you wish to embark on.