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Sophomore Jump Up Aims to Help Students Achieve More from What Campus Has to Offer

Representatives from campus organizations and offices will be on hand to show sophomores what’s available to help them build a variety of skills during the Career Development Center’s Sophomore Jump Up Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., second floor, Angell College Center.

According to Dr. Julia Overton-Healy, director of the CDC, the Sophomore Jump Up “is a unique opportunity for sophomores to take 10 minutes and learn how various campus experiences can give them great pre-work skills in high demand by employers.” 

Representatives will be on hand from the following to answer questions and talk about specific opportunities to build skills in leadership, event planning, risk assessment, marketing and social media saturation, advocacy, team management and more:

Title IX

Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion

Study abroad

Greek life


Peer tutoring

Project Help

Residence Life

Recreational sports

Student Association Activities Coordination Board

“Our goal is to impress upon sophomores that now is the time to get that campus involvement experience and to be selective and strategic about what they choose to do,” Overton-Healy said. “Sophomore year is the perfect time for this; the adjustment to college of first year is complete, but the rigors of upper-level courses, internships and job searches and grad school applications are yet to materialize.

“We know employers want to see well-rounded applicants for internships and jobs, but they want to see that a student has put their energy toward activities that build skills and not just a list of random memberships.”

Overton-Healy said although it is aimed at sophomores, all students are welcome to stop by.

“Sophomore Jump Up gives students a chance to consider what they need to learn and connect with campus-based groups and offices that can help them.”

For more information, contact Overton-Healy, 518-564-2071 or [email protected]

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