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Second Year Experience

Office of Undergraduate Education

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    Need suggestions for what to do now to set yourself up for
    success tomorrow? Take a peek at the Second Year Roadmap.
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    Second year is the time to create strong academic habits, let us help!
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    Now that you’ve explored the wide range of involvement options,
    take it a step further to get engaged with a few experiences.
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    Be prepared to commit to a major that best fits you
    and your overall goals—find it, own it, and use it!
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    Now that you’re more independent, make your best financial decisions
    and learn key skills. Learn more

Helping you make the most out of your second year at the University of Minnesota

Second Year Roadmap


Finish the year strong!

By the time April rolls around, we are all anxious for warmer weather and it is easy to get distracted and let school and other responsibilities slide...Read More

Research — it's not just working in a lab!

Many people think of research as only taking place in a lab with a professor, but there are many kinds of research opportunities available to you. ...Read More.

Spotlight on Summer Internships!

It’s not too late to find a job or internship for this summer! Maybe you connected with some great companies at the U of M Job Fair, or maybe you are still looking for the right organnization. Either way, one of the best places to research summer internships is on GoldPASS. (If you are a CSOM student, you can use The Edge.) If you are not sure what kind of internship to look for, schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, Career Coach, or check out online resources like O*Net, where you can learn more about different career fields.



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  • Last modified on March 30, 2018