Class of 2016
Even though you’re not the new kid on the block anymore (remember the nerves you felt coming to Welcome Week?), you may still need some help securing your place at Hofstra, both academically and socially. You may be looking to step up your involvement from last year, or maybe you are looking for a fresh start. Either way, it’s time to get ready – fall will be here before you know it, and all of us at Hofstra are looking forward to having you back on campus!
Calling all sophomores!! If you have been contemplating your next step, now is the time to think about ways to enhance your academic and co-curricular experiences here at Hofstra; Sopho(be)MORE! This event will be a one-stop shop for the future leaders at Hofstra. On Wednesday, October 9th, during Common Hour (11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) in the Mack Student Center atrium, current students who hold various leadership positions all across campus, will be on-site to give you information, and share their own experiences, as a student leader (resident assistants, orientation leaders, welcome week coordinators, student government representatives). Various university departments (Study Abroad, Center for Universiy Advisement, Student Employment) will also be on site to help guide you on your path to choosing a major and taking the step to (be)MORE!
The first 50 students to check in on how to (be) MORE, will receive a t-shirt! Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities and the Class Programming Committee. For more information call 516-463-6914 or email us at OSLA@hofstra.edu
The Savvy Sophomore Checklist
- If you haven’t done so already, you should declare your major this year. Visit your major department to meet with a faculty advisor, or set up an appointment with your Advisement dean if you’re still not sure what to major in. Make an appointment at The Career Center for a career assessment. Keep in mind: You must declare a major prior to earning 60 credits.
- If you haven’t started your language requirement (if applicable), this is the semester to start hablar español/le fait de parler le français/日本語を話, etc. Start your summer 2013 internship search this fall. Being first in the queue will work to your advantage.
- Want to study abroad? The fall semester is the time to look at your options for study abroad opportunities.
- If you’re pre-health or pre-law and haven’t met with a pre-professional advisor, call the Center for University Advisement for an appointment.
- Visit The Career Center and meet with a career counselor. Don’t wait until your senior year, as you will miss out on a lot of programs, events and opportunities!
- Join a club or organization, or step up to a leadership position in a club or organization you joined last year.
There are more tips and suggestions in the Sophomore Newsletter.