Ways to Get Ahead in Your Second Year

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

Class of 2022, I know it feels like just yesterday you were attending orientation and trying to get acclimated to your new environment and with the blink of an eye, your first year of college went right before your eyes. Now you are all rising Sophomores and as exciting as it is, you are probably thinking about what to expect now that you have a year under your belt and how to prepare for this next stage of your journey. Gianna Sen-Gupta has written a blog just for you, “No Slumping, Sophomores: 11 Ways to Get Ahead in Your 2nd Year”, although it was written in 2014, you will find the tips are still relevant in 2019!

Please review the article and of course, if you have questions or would like to talk about:

  • Exploring your passions
  • Becoming involved in experiential opportunities at Duke
  • Connecting with faculty, alums, and employers
  • Conducting informational interviews
  • Internship search
  • Practice Interviews
  • Major Decisions

the Career Center is here to help, even throughout the summer. Feel free to schedule an appointment through CareerConnections and we would be happy to have a more in-depth conversation!