So you’re a sophomore now, and have a better idea of your goals and interests. Plus you’ve started building valuable relationships with faculty, mentors and peers. What now? Your first step is to generate the next steps in your plan with your faculty advisor or a team member at the Center for Immersive Learning and Career Design. These mentors can help you connect with all of the tools and resources Drew puts at your disposal.

Start to Explore Opportunities

Looking for an internship? Curious about what it’s like to work in a particular field? Now is the perfect time to explore. Sign up for Drew Connect and speak to an alum. Visit our Career Communities and Identity/Affinity Communities for mentors, experiences, events and panel discussions. Check in with the Center for Immersive Learning & Career Design for expert tips and personal guidance.

Thinking about a summer internship? It’s never too early to start. In fact, many employers begin recruiting in the fall! Head over to the Undergraduate Experiences and the Full Time Job and Employers section of Launchpad to browse internships and other opportunities.

If you haven’t joined a club already, have a look around the Undergraduate Experiences section of Launchpad (under “Explore Opportunities”) and be sure to look around all Career and Identity/Affinity communities. Each Launch Community page will link to related student groups and clubs. You can also find an event or program hosted by Student Engagement that fits your interests. Keep in mind that leading or coordinating many of these opportunities can also count as an immersive experience.

Campus jobs are another great way to gain an immersive experience and establish new mentorship connections at Drew. Check out campus job resources here. Interested in becoming a writing specialist, tutor or coach? Reach out to the Center for Academic Excellence, one of our biggest campus employers. 

Need Help?

Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t panic! Drew has the resources to help keep your studies  on track. Academic resources available through the Center for Academic Excellence include writing support, subject tutoring, and academic coachingVisit the online scheduler to make an appointment or view the drop-in schedule.  

Feeling anxious? We can help. The James A. McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services runs therapeutic workshops, mindfulness meditation, and group therapy sessions throughout the semester. Send an email to schedule an individual counseling session.


Student Spotlight: Interview with Kevin Oates C’20

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Kevin Oates C’20
Major: History
Minors: Italian and Political Science
Part of Drew’s 4+1 MAT program
Phi Alpha Theta: National Honor Society in History
Delta Kappa Pi: National Honor Society in Education
Gamma Kappa Alpha: National Honor Society in Italian

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Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program

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All about VSFS

Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections?

Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, students can work …

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Student Spotlight: Interview with Kelly Hartwick C’20

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Kelly Hartwick C’20
Major: Economics
Minor: Chinese Studies and International Relations
Baldwin Honors Scholar
Launch Career Communities: Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Social Impact, Education, Law & Environment, Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Gender & Sexuality and Faith, Religion, & …

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How to Manage Zoom Fatigue in the Age of COVID-19

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As learning and business operations go virtual, Zoom is becoming a household verb. There is little doubt the software is helping us through the COVID-19 crisis. But many are reporting feeling exhausted from the constant videoconferencing—whether for class, a team …

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