Your sophomore year at UK SSS is an exciting time. You know your way around campus, you've met other students, and you understand the expectations of faculty. It can also be challenging. You might be uncertain about your major, career options and how you can best use your time outside of class. You might also find yourself reflecting on your personal values and goals. UK SSS offers programs and resources to help make your sophomore year a success:
Major Talk Series
Panels of advisors, professors, and community leaders that are in specific majors/careers come and speak to students on the opportunities and majors that lead him/her to that career path. It is also a time for students to ask questions in exploration of possible careers. These panels meet twice a semester covering majors in the health field, engineering, Social Work, Education, Communication, and other career paths. If you are interested in attending these discussions, please email the SSS Learning Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a course provided through UK that enables students to create a plan for the major and career goals. It is a great way to discover what you want to do when you grow up. It also assists you developing a plan as to how you are going to achieve your goals. If you are interested in the course, you should talk with your SSS advisor as well as your academic advisor.
SSS provides career planning counseling, workshops, and other opportunities in collaboration with Stuckert Career Center, UKCC, and others to give you every ample opportunity to achieve your career goals. Workshops such as Resume Building, Career Search, Dress for Success, and Life After College all help you prepare for the next step.
Additional programs that SSS will help you connect with are Education Abroad, National Student Exchange, Shadowing and Internships just to name a few.
Education abroad is a once in a lifetime chance to travel, study and live in a foreign country. While pursuing a degree at UK, you will have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester, summer or academic year. You can earn course credit for your pre-approved study abroad program, and your study abroad experience will be noted on your transcript! Learn more about education abroad through the Office of International Affairs http://www.uky.edu/IntlAffairs/.
Internships provide career related work experiences in a field related to your major while going to school. The purpose of this experience is to provide direction and enrichment to your education, and to enhance your value as an employee upon graduation. The staff in The Stuckert Career Center can assist you with searching and applying for an internship experience. Some internship opportunities are eligible for academic credit.
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Our approach to selecting corps members is based on our commitment to student success. Corps members are charged with very high-stakes work: helping their students achieve the academic success that will expand their life opportunities. We continuously study our teachers to identify the characteristics of those whose students have made the most progress. We've discovered that their most distinguishing characteristics are:
- A deep belief in the potential of all kids and a commitment to do whatever it takes to expand opportunities for students
- Demonstrated leadership ability and superior interpersonal skills to motivate others
- Strong achievement in academic, professional, extracurricular, and/or volunteer settings
- Perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to adapt to changing environments, and a strong desire to do whatever it takes to improve and develop
- Excellent critical thinking skills, including the ability to accurately link cause and effect and to generate relevant solutions to problems
- Superior organizational ability, including planning well and managing responsibilities effectively
- Respect for individuals' diverse experiences and the ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds