Welcome, Sophomores! The Sophomore Plan provides opportunities for you to reflect on your progress so far and develop some goals for the rest of your time at Bryn Mawr.
Specifically, through the Sophomore Plan you will:
(1) develop a plan to meet college-wide requirements (with your dean, by April 1)
(2) draft a resume, submit it to LILAC and get feedback on your resume (by November 1)
(3) decide your major, develop a plan for completing your major, and have that plan approved (with a faculty major adviser) (by April 1 for all sophomores, but earlier for students applying for study abroad)
(4) decide whether and where to apply for Study Abroad and apply for approval for that plan(Study Abroad application due December 2 for some programs, February 3 for most)
...and then celebrate with your classmates, President Cassidy, your deans, and other faculty and staff at the Sophomore Celebration Dessert on April 4!
What? All sophomores are required to meet with their dean to discuss their progress and plans and have their plan to complete their college-wide requirements approved.
When? September- March .
You are the one to determine when this meeting would be most beneficial to you. Keep in mind:
To do: Be on the lookout for an email early each semester from the Dean’s Office with more information about steps you will need to take. Prior to your appointment, complete your on-line College-Wide Requirements Plan (BiONiC Student Center) & your Preliminary Reflection Worksheet (print out, complete, and bring to your fall sophomore advising appointment with your dean).
When? By November 1
What? Create your 1-page resume draft and upload into LanternLink (accessible via BiONiC Student Center). This component will help you begin to find ways to effectively communicate a summary of your experiences thus far and convey your interests in your co-curricular goals.
Who? Staff at LILAC will be reviewing Resumes and also planning helpful programming.
To do: Upload your resume draft in LanternLink via your BiONiC Student Center.
How? For sample resumes and resume-writing tips, visit http://www.brynmawr.edu/cpd/sample.html.
What? The choice of a major is one of the largest decisions students make about their intellectual lives. For many, the major department becomes a home within a home at Bryn Mawr. Just remember: research demonstrates that a college major does not determine a person’s career path. Rather, it is the skills students learn in their many classes and cocurricular experiences that give them solid foundation to thrive in many fields.
When? Deadlines for declaring your major will depend on your plans for applying to study abroad. For students not applying for Study Abroad, the deadline is April 1. For students applying for study abroad, your major must be declared before your study abroad application can be approved.
To do: Prior to your appointment with your major adviser, complete your on-line Major Work Plan (BiONiC Student Center) and complete any other steps required by the department.
Selecting a Major
Major Teas/Info Sessions
Minors and Concentrations
Major Work Plan instructions for students
Major Work Plan instructions for faculty
When? The Bryn Mawr study abroad application deadlines are as follows:
What? The study abroad application consists of four components:
How? Students will complete the application on BiONiC and will discuss their study abroad plans with their dean to complete the College-Wide Requirement Plan and major adviser when they meet to complete the Major Work Plan. Students will ask their major adviser to submit the Major Adviser Evaluation Form (accessed via the Major Work Plan).
Major Dessert Celebration
April 4th, Thomas Great Hall, 6:30 pm (Note change in start time!)