Sophomore Focus

Dear Sophomores,

This is a pivotal year as you will make some important decisions, including what to major in, whether or not to study abroad, and how to spend your upcoming summers in ways that complement and enhance your academic life.  As the Class Advisor for sophomores, I am excited to support and advise you as you work through some of these decisions.  If you are feeling uncertain about the selection of your major, please know that you are not alone!  Taking advantage of the liberal arts education that you have chosen by exploring as many of your interests as possible is one of the best things you can do while you are here.   Reflecting on your growth from this experience will help you choose the appropriate academic program.

Before coming to the Office of Academic Deans, I worked in the Career Development Center. At the CDC, I was able to see how a chosen major combines with practical experience (research, internships, on/off-campus employment, and summer employment) to set a student onto her future career path.  I look forward to using this knowledge and experience in my conversations with you about the tough decisions ahead.  Please don’t hesitate to be in contact with me or another member of the Office of Academic Deans.  Our focus is on helping each of you have a rewarding academic experience here on campus.

I look forward to meeting you!

All the best,
Kim Parent, Class Advisor for Sophomores and Juniors