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Undergraduate Dean's Office
Eugenia Chase Guild Hall
Lower Level
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (610)526-5375
Fax: (610)526-7560

Office Hours
9am - 5pm
Monday - Friday

Sophomore Conversations - Fall 2015


Sophomore Plan Info Sessions

Monday, September 14 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Dalton 300
Tuesday, September 15 | 7:00-8:30 pm | Dalton 300

Friday, September 18 | 2:00-3:30 pm | Dalton 300
Even if you think you know what the Sophomore Plan is, please come to learn about recent improvements. Refreshments will be served at this event.
Facilitators: Dean Isabelle Barker (9/14), Dean Michelle Mancini (9/15), Dean Chuck Heyduk (9/18)

K-12 Volunteer Programs Info Session
Saturday, September 12 | 1
2:00-2:00 pm | Dalton 300
Are you interested in volunteering with children this semester? Learn more about the many diverse programs LILAC |Civic Engagement offers and find out how you can get involved.

Oxford and LSE Info Session
Thursday, September 17 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Thomas 110
Mandatory for sophomores who want to study abroad at Oxford or LSE in their junior year.  In addition, students must attend one of the general study abroad information sessions.
Facilitator: Dean Theresa Cann

Independent Major Info Session
Friday, September 18 | 2:00-3:30 pm | Dalton 25

At this session, students pursuing independent majors will talk about why they decided to design their own majors.  In addition, Dean Raima Evan, chair of the Independent Majors Committee, will talk about what the committee looks for in an independent major proposal.
Facilitator: Dean Raima Evan

Pre-Health Professions Advising for Sophomores
Friday, September 25 |2:00-3:30 PM | Dalton 119
This session is for sophomores at any stage of the pre-health professions track.  Facilitators: Dean Raima Evan and Gail Glicksman, Assistant Dean and Undergraduate Health Professions Advisor

Creating Connections
Thursday, October 1 | 8:00-9:00 pm | Thomas 110
Connection:  Establishing authentic purposeful relationships and collaborating with others.  We are excited to offer a training session for sophomores on how to conduct informational interviews and connect with alumnae.  Practice having conversations and create your elevator pitch.  Learn tips and tricks for using LinkedIn as a way to explore interest areas and pathways and to connect to thousands of Bryn Mawr alumnae/i.   Establishing connections with alumnae gives you access to people who can share advice, information, ideas, suggestions, and tips as you explore your career path.

Choosing and Planning a Major Sessions
Tuesday, October 20 | 7:00-8:30 pm | Lower Level Guild Lounge
Friday, October 30 | 2:00-3:30 pm | Lower Level Guild Lounge
Hear from a dean, a professor, and an upperclass students about the process of choosing a major, minor or concentration. Refreshments will be served at this event.
Facilitators: Dean Michelle Mancini (10/20), Dean Judy Balthazar (10/30)

Hire Me! Resume & Cover Letter Essentials
Thursday, October 22 | 12:00-1:00 pm | Dorothy Vernon Room
Come serve on our simulated hiring committee to gain the employers’ perspective on what makes an internship or job application stand out.  Gain valuable tips on crafting your own resume and cover letter that effectively articulate your background and the contribution you can offer to whatever position you seek. 

Find & Fund Your Summer Internship
Tuesday, November 3 | 7:00-8:00 pm | Campus Center 200
Make the most of next summer with an internship! Learn how to use a variety of resources to search for opportunities to find an internship. If you are considering an unpaid internship, learn about funding opportunities at Bryn Mawr to fund your summer! A panel of current juniors will share advice and tips from this past summer to help you plan ahead. This program will include strategies and tips specifically for the Class of 2018! This one-hour workshop will get your internship search into high-gear!

Fellowships Info Session
NEW DATE Thursday, November 5 | 7:00-8:30 pm | Dalton 119
Learn how to prepare for fellowships that pay you to do independent research, study abroad, pursue graduate study or even independent travel.  To learn more about fellowship opportunities before the senior year, visit
Facilitators: Dean Christina Rose and Vanessa Christman, Assistant Dean of the College for Access and Community Development

Study Abroad Info Sessions for Sophomores
Session #1 - Tuesday, September 22 | 6:00-8:00 pm | Dalton 300
Session #2 - Thursday, October 8 | 4:00-6:00 pm | Dalton 300
Session #3 - Tuesday, November 10 |
6:00-8:00 pm | Dalton 300
Learn about available study abroad programs, eligibility requirements and policies, the application process, and financial planning for your time abroad.  Attending one of the Study Abroad Information sessions is REQUIRED of all sophomores who want to study abroad in their junior year.
Facilitator: Dean Theresa Cann

Will My Major Determine the Rest of My Life?!
Monday, November 9 | 7:00-8:30 pm | Dorothy Vernon Room (New Dorm)
A panel of recent Bryn Mawr alums will discuss what it’s like to choose a major and how their major has impacted (and NOT impacted) their career and life choices.  Dayna Levy, Director of Career and Professional Development, and Patti Lausch, Director of International Student and Scholar Services and Advising, will also share information and advice about choosing a major.

Alumnae panelists:

  • Sue Yee Chen '12, Sociology major, Program Coordinator for the Center for Neuroscience and Society at Penn
  • Rachel (Singer) Volodarsky '03, Biology major, Therapist at Lower Merion Counseling Services
  • Lee Wacker '12, History of Art major, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Bryn Mawr College
  • Tianyuan Zhang '15, Child & Family Studies and Russian double major, pre-med post-bac student at BMC

Praxis Info Session
Thursday, November 19 | 7:00-8:30 pm | Campus Center 200
Three students will present about their experience designing and implementing their Praxis Independent Study course.

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