Sophomore

Your second year will be focused on narrowing down your interest in a career path.

  • September – March: Consider an internship in a biomedical area for interim or summer. The Piper Center can help facilitate experiential learning opportunities that complement your curricular learning and enrich your academic program.
  • September  – May: Acquaint yourself with the members of the Health Professions Committee
  • December – March: Investigate summer research or work opportunities. 
  • September – May: Volunteer by participating in appropriate service projects and extracurricular activities. 
  • September – May: Job shadow an alumnus or family friend during school breaks. 
  • May: Decide on a major by the end of your sophomore year. Students can usually major in any area of interest.  A major should provide the academic base necessary for pursuing a variety of career options. If you major in a field that interests you, learning will be enjoyable, less stressful, and you will most likely excel academically.
  • May: At the end of your sophomore year, review your academic progress and revisit other career options. Are you meeting your goals? 

– Ted Johnson, Finding Your Way to a Career in the Health Professions