Welcome to the Spring Semester! While the majority of our Sophomore Conversations are held in the Fall, we do have some events planned. Here's what we've got so far!
Fellowships Q and A
Friday, January 26, 2:00 -3:00 p.m | Taylor B
There are lots of funding opportunities for travel, research, internships, and study abroad at all stages of your college career and afterwards! Come meet Fellowships Adviser Ellie Stanford. Ellie and a student fellowship winner will answer your questions and help demystify the process of identifying, preparing and applying for fellowships. Snacks will be provided.
Date tba (note change), 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m | location tba
It may seem like every sophomore you know has already declared their major. But if you're still confused, please know that you're not alone. Join Dean Mancini for a session that should help you get some reassurance, some answers to questions, and some concrete next steps.
International Students Employment Workshops
Thursday, February 1
This session is being offered twice in two different locations:
12:00 -1:30 p.m. in Dorothy Vernon Room / New Dorm Dining
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in College Hall Room 110
Interested in working in the U.S.? Do you know what resources are available to help you find jobs? Do you have questions about Optional Practical Training (OPT)? For International first years, sophomores and juniors. Co-Sponsored by: The Pensby Center and LILAC | Career & Professional Development. You only need to attend one session.
Mock Law School Admissions with Maurer School of Law
Wednesday, February 7, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Dalton 212 E
Top ranked Maurer Law's Associate Dean of Law School Admission will candidly share how law school admission decisions are made and how you can make your application shine through a mock admissions session. Pizza will be served.
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Thursday, February 8, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m | Dalton 25
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. (We’ll be doing this workshop in 2 distinct sections – Resume Writing from 4:00-4:45 and Cover Letters from 4:45-5:30. Come for just one part or both, depending on your learning goals!) Light snacks and prizes will be available!
Careers in Law Panel
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m | Haverford College - Faculty Dining Room, Dining Center
Grad School Panel
Wednesday, April 11, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m | Dorothy Vernon Room - New Dorm
“I’m Ready to Declare My Major: What next?”
Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Dalton 119
The Sophomore Advising Questionnaire results were clear: many of you already know what you want to major in! You don’t need advice about how to explore; instead you need to know how to declare. In this session, we’ll talk about how to identify and work with a major adviser, both during the declaration process and after. We’ll also spend a little bit of time talking about how you can put your “exploration energy” to work even though you’ve already made this decision.
Oxford and London School of Economics information session
Thursday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Dalton 300
There is specific information that students applying to Oxford and LSE need to know, and need to know early. This session is designed to get them started.
Designing an Independent Major
Thursday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Dalton 1
Join Dean Evan and juniors/seniors who have navigated the Independent Major process to learn more about this process. You'll get some general advice as well as specific next steps.
Study Abroad Information Sessions
All sophomores considering study abroad must attend a Study Abroad Information Session to learn about college policies, program selection, and the application process.
- Sesson 1: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | College Hall 110
- Session 2: Monday, Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Dalton 300
- Session 3: Thursday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Dalton 300
Health Professions Advising for Sophomores
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Dalton Hall 119
Join Deans Raima Evan and Gail Glicksman and a pre-health student to explore issues to consider as you navigate the pre-health requirements. Don't miss resources! Register as a pre-health sophomore!
“How do I choose?”: Moving from interests and ideas to a decision
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Campus Center 200
The Sophomore Advising Questionnaire results were clear: many of you are nervous about deciding a major. Maybe you have a couple different interests and hesitate to choose among them. Maybe you have a field you think you like but you feel you haven’t explored enough. Maybe you’re worried about career prospects. You want to know how to use the sophomore year wisely so that you can make a decision you feel good about. This session will provide information and advice to guide you on your way.
Fellowships: Fueling and Funding Your Passions
Monday, Nov. 6, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Dalton 119
Join new Fellowships Adviser Eleanor Stanford to learn about how fellowships can help fund research, study abroad, post-graduate explorations -- and help you learn about yourself, challenge yourself, and tell your evolving story.
MMUF Info Session
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. Campus Center 200
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is an excellent opportunity for those who meet the following criteria to conduct funded research with the guidance of a mentor:
- underrepresented students who are interested in pursuing a research project in one of the Mellon designated areas (see Fields of Study http://www.brynmawr.edu/mellon/about.html#fieldsofstudy)
- any student, regardless of race or ethnicity, who has a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in academia and who wishes to pursue research in one of the designated areas
- US citizens or residents
- current sophomore status strongly recommended
We are looking for students who have a strong interest in research and who plan to go on to graduate school, ultimately attaining a PhD. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive a monthly stipend, as well as funding for summer research projects that broaden your knowledge and experience. Students are selected as fellows for a period of two years and commit to weekly cohort meetings.
Graduate School 101 - Tips on the Admissions Process
Thursday, September 14, 6:30-7:30 pm, Haverford College Chase Hall
Dr. Donald C. Martin, graduate school expert, will give a talk to students of the Bi-Co on how to get into graduate/professional schools.
Walk-up Resume Reviews & Advice
Friday, September 15, 11:30-1:30, Erdman Dining Hall Lobby
Bring your resume for a quick review by LILAC|CPD during lunch before your semester is super busy and so you are ready for wonderful opportunities!
Attend this session to learn 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.
Sophomore Internship Workshop
Thursday, November 9, 12:00-1:00 pm, New Dorm Dining - Dorothy Vernon Room
Learn how to prepare for internship applications and set yourself apart from the competition. If you are considering an unpaid internship, learn about funding opportunities at Bryn Mawr to fund your summer. Current students will share their strategies from past internships. Learn how to use the various online resources to search and find internships - Bring your lunch and laptops!
Majors & Careers: Stories and Advice from Alumnae/i & Students
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-7:00 pm, Location: Campus Center 200
Recent Bryn Mawr alums and current students will discuss what it’s like to choose a major and how their major has impacted (and NOT impacted) their career and life choices. Dinner will be provided.
- Lizz Wills, East Asian Studies and Creative Writing minor, '11 - Ph.D. student in Particle Astrophysics at Drexel University
- Anne George-Hallgren, Biology, '11 - Research Associate at DuPont Pioneer
- Syona Arora, Anthropology, '15 - Operations Supervisor at McMaster-Carr
- Leslie Castrejon, Spanish major and Education minor, '15 - PUPP Alumni Associate, Princeton University Preparatory Program
- Palak Bhandari, Growth and Structures of Cities and International Studies, '16 - Educational Technologist at Bryn Mawr College
- Linh Nguyen, Mathematics and Economics, '18 - Internships with Oliver Wyman Consulting and Citigroup Sales & Trading
*For a complete list of LILAC events including Alumna-in-Residence schedule, visit Handshake