Sophomore Year

Sophomore Year

Sophomore Year: Exploring What is Possible

During your sophomore year, investigate career paths in your chosen field.  Here are some specific things you can do on your journey of becoming a fulfilled, educated professional in the field of your choice:

Start clarifying and confirming your career choice by gaining career-related work expereince.

Use online tools to explore Career Options in your Major.

Update your profile in MU CareerConnection and access The Campus Career Coach, to find links to industry specific resources and professional associations.

Start developing your own Personal Brand, a strong professional identity that will help you stand out. 

Visit  and have your resume critiqued! Also, use our Job Search Guide to learn more about resumes, cover letters, professional references, and interviewing. When developing your resume, include transferable skills from all work experiences you have had.

Attend Four Year Career Plan or Career Week events to connect with employers and explore your career options.

Discover opportunities through studying abroad and internships that will foster professional and personal growth.

Seek volunteer opportunities to build connections with your community, fellow students, faculty and staff, and develop leadership skills at Volunteer Central.

Explore student organizations to further define or broaden your interests, develop additional skills, and expand your network. Take advantage of all MU has to offer after class at Get Involved