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Second Year Experience

Second Year Experience 

Your second (sophomore) year is an important time in your undergraduate experience. You have made the transition to college life and now have new opportunities and challenges which can be both exciting and sometimes anxiety-producing. This year you will need to formally declare your major and complete your mid-point eportfolio. We encourage you to meet with your advisor and map out the rest of your experience at Westminster including internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, service learning and leadership opportunities in addition to your academic course work and requirements. 

The Westminster Second Year Experience consists of many departments and programs designed to help second year students explore and find direction, make connections and get experience. 

Second Year Checklist

  • Choose and declare your major (Downloadable pdf for steps on how to declare your major)

  • Develop relationships with faculty and choose a faculty advisor

  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Resource Center and the major exploration events occuring on campus.

  • Explore formal experiential learning opportunities in study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, or service learning

  • Get involved, volunteer, take on a leadership role or try something new through the Center for Civic Engagement, Diversity and International Center, Environmental Center, Outdoor Recreation, Spiritual Life, Student Involvement and Leadership or other campus resources

  • Complete your Westminster mid-point eportfolio

  • Take advantage of campus activities: diversity lecture series, poetry readings, music and theater performances, athletic events

  • Create a resume