Your sophomore experience is a unique and integral part of your academic journey at John Jay. The sophomore experience programs and events are designed to help you make your sophomore year a time to get the skills and experiences you need to reach your academic and career goals.
Sophomore Kickoff is a welcome event to get you ready for the opportunities you have as a sophomore. This is where you can get a head start on planning for scholarships, study abroad, research with faculty, leadership development, paid internships, and other exciting opportunities programs. It's also a place to connect with other students who are equally committed to their success. See flyer for 2016 Kickoff to learn more!
Sophomore Challenge is a year-long workshop series for committed sophomores to meet, prepare for special opportunities, grow their networks, and ultimately excel as upper classmen. You will get connected with internships, scholarships and research opportunities, and receive support with your application. By the end of the series, you will have your own e-Portfolio, an up-to-date quality resume, hands-on service experience, and a network of supportive peers and staff from across John Jay. See the 2016 Sophomore Challenge flyer to learn more including how to apply.
Plan Ahead, Get Ahead is a series of events from Oct 17–Nov 10 that support the Academic Journey by guiding sophomores through opportunity exploration, learning to be planful, and assistance with opportunities’ applications and processes. It's also a place to connect with other students who are equally committed to their success. See the 2016 Plan Ahead, Get Ahead webpage to learn more.
Sophomore Signature Courses are taught by professors with a special interest in helping sophomores succeed and make the most of their sophomore year. The courses often meet your GenED requirements and are based on interesting and engaging topics. See Spring 2014 courses to learn more. Spring 2016 Sophomore Signature Courses coming soon.
Majors & minors is a series during the beginning of the spring semester (February 1 – 18, 2016) that encourages sophomore students to both explore new major and minor opportunities while re-examining their current declared major and/or minor to ensure you are making the decision that is best for you in relation to their post-graduate goals and interests. By collaborating with faculty and key offices across campus, such as Major and Minor Coordinators, The Center for Career and Professional Development, Office of International Programs, Center for Post-Graduate Opportunities, Pre-Law Institute, sophomores get connected to important resources and given the opportunity to ask important questions in order to be successful in the various major, minor, and certificate programs. See the 2016 Majors & minors webpage to learn more.
Opportunity Application Clinics are workshops that support students who are applying for a variety of special opportunities both on and off campus. Students will work together to identify their skills, experiences, and goals in order to develop an outline and plan for their application questions. See the spring 2016 flyer for dates.
CUNY Service Corps: Paid Service Learning is a special program for John Jay students who have completed at least 24 credits. As a member of the CUNY Service Corps, you work in a paid service position that gives you real world experience to build your resume and be prepared for your future career. Learn more and apply.