Students who have taken on a leadership role in their first year are encouraged to apply to the Sophomore Scholars program. Up to ten students will be approved for this $1,000 scholarship. Participants will complete the PIP and/or PLP, meet regularly with a ULEAD advisor, initiate a co-curricular transcript and participate in leadership workshops and retreats. For those interested in expanding their leadership portfolio, the Sophomore Scholar program is fantastic opportunity.
Personal Leadership Plan (PLP)
The Personal Leadership Plan is generally completed in the sophomore year and is the second phase of the exploration and goal setting initiated with the Personal Involvement Plan (PIP). The PLP, once complete, will assist you in beginning to populate your Co-Curricular Transcript.
Continuing Your Journey
The Co-Curricular Transcript is an online resource that provides students with a visual display of all of their experiences outside the classroom at UNE. These experiences may include the following: leadership roles, club involvement, athletic activities, jobs, internships, research and global education opportunities. Students are encouraged to update their co-curricular transcripts and include the final versions in a portfolio for interviews for graduate school and jobs.
Students are encouraged to pursue at least one internship opportunity during their time at UNE. The Office of Career Services has a full listing of internship opportunities on the UNE Job Board. Some departments have specific internship listings for their majors as well. Many students in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) work with the CAS Internship Office for their internship experiences. The Office of Career Services can assist students with best internship faculty and department contact for their major.
The Global Education Program develops and promotes global educational and research opportunities. It works closely with all colleges of the University by providing support services to students and faculty engaged in global explorations, and by assisting international students, scholars and visitors to UNE. Students are encouraged to connect with Global Education early in order to explore the best timing for coursework abroad.
Rising Star Workshop
All first-year and sophomore students are encouraged to attend at least one Rising Star Workshop facilitated by staff in the Office of Career Services. During each workshop, students will learn about the following topics: resumes, cover letters, co-curricular transcripts, LinkedIn and interviewing skills. These workshops are particularly helpful for students applying to on-campus jobs or leadership positions as well as students preparing for internship opportunities.
MAPWorks is a research-based approach to student success. Pairing demographic information with survey data collected from sophomore students in the fall and spring semesters, MAPWorks produces individualized reports which coach you on the behaviors that support your achievement. The individualized reports also coach you on the services you should avail yourself of in order to make the most of what the University has to offer.
In preparation for students who will transition from the Biddeford Campus to the Portland Campus, the Offices of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs and Housing and Residential/Commuter Life host events aimed at acquainting you with that transition. Students will learn what to expect academically, professionally, and personally through the transition to your graduate or professional program.
Sophomore Success Series
This series was developed to provide sophomores with key academic and residential workshops and activities focused on success during the sophomore year. Some highlights from the Sophomore Success Series include the “Coming Back for Seconds Sophomore Breakfast,” student support services resource events, and “Sophomore Skate for Success.” Sophomores receive a newsletter with all of Sophomore Success Series activities several times during each semester.
The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) offers tutoring in high-intensity courses like physics, organic chemistry and calculus. Visit une.tutortrac.com to search for tutoring times or an appointment.
Coming Back for Seconds
An annual tradition, the Coming Back for Seconds late night breakfast is an event exclusively for sophomores. Join your peers after the start of the academic year to reconnect and to learn about exciting opportunities for returning students.
Whether it’s a research paper or internship cover letter, make sure your writing has polish. Meet with a Writing Consultant in the SASC at any stage of the writing process to hone your thesis, organize your citations and ensure it all flows together.