The Sophomore Resources program empowers students to take ownership of their Gettysburg experience by learning to shape their future intellectually, socially, and from a career preparation perspective. It provides them opportunities to:
The Sophomore Resources Program is an interdepartmental initiative and the following offices have partnered to provide targeted support during your sophomore year:
The Office of Academic Advising connects sophomores to resources that will help them decide on a major and/or career path, encourages them to develop good relationships with their faculty and faculty advisors, and helps them make connections between the Gettysburg Curriculum, their coursework, and their co-curricular activities.
Your career plan for your sophomore year is exploration and the Center for Career Development is committed to offering services and support towards your academic progress and success. We have developed the following action plan for you:
- Determine academic areas you enjoy and speak with students and professors in those departments.
- Improve your skills through academic and career related workshops.
- Investigate leadership development resources on campus.
- Attend a Study Abroad Information Session to learn more about your options for junior year.
- Visit the Career Center and complete a self-assessment tool (Myers Briggs, Strong Interest, Focus, Strengths Quest) to help you understand your personal preferences and how you interact with others.
- Participate in an externship, internship, or job shadowing opportunity.
It operates under the Citizenship Pillars of Respect, Embrace Conflict, Own Their Choices, and Make a Positive Difference. The office has developed a specific peer leadership position in conjunction with other Sophomore Resources partners called Community Advisors. The position of Community Advisor will not only have traditional residence life responsibilities, but also specialized knowledge of the Gettysburg curriculum and will help students connect with campus resources on an individualized basis.
Residence Life also offers sophomore specific housing options including "block booking" in Musselman and Colonial Halls where students can live in blocks of four to six students on a floor with the goal of fostering community by providing a space for friends to live together in self-selected groups. With both curricular and co-curricular resources, sophomores will be better able to make informed decisions about their chosen path at Gettysburg College as well as their goals after graduation.