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The Anselmian Sophomore Experience is aimed at helping second-year students achieve success in and out of the classroom. The sophomore year of college is a unique time for students as they grow intellectually, personally, spiritually and socially. Through a variety of programs, we hope to help sophomores gain direction for their future, make a connection to the college, their peers, and the community, and gain awareness about their own strengths and skills.

The second year is a time to further develop your academic plan; learn about and plan for study abroad, internships, opportunities for professional development; take on leadership roles; learn about others, learn to self-advocate and find your niche.

  • Sophomore Summit is Sept. 14, 2018

    Kick off your sophomore year by attending the Summit on Friday, September 14! This event provides sophomores with the opportunity to connect and network with classmates, faculty, staff and alumni. You will walk away having defined their academic, career, and personal goals, ways to achieve those goals, and resources to utilize along the way.

    Your second year can be an exciting time as you get more involved on campus and begin to think about your future. It's also a time that may bring up many questions, such as:

    • Am I in the right major for me?
    • Should my major factor into my study-abroad, co-curricular and internship decisions?
    • What are some ways to get more involved on and off campus?
    • Where do I begin to explore possible career paths?
    • How can I cultivate a meaningful college experience?

    To help you answer these questions and more, you are invited to attend the Sophomore Summit. This event is designed to provide you with the opportunity to think about how to make the most of your college experience and provide you with information essential for your success. You will engage in interactive presentations and small-group discussions with seniors and alumni on topics of your choosing related to leadership, academic planning, co-curricular opportunities, career preparation, and life after college, concluding with a dinner. Read about the sessions (PDF/176 KB).

  • Anselmian Pathway Plan

    Develop your Pathway Plan (PDF/337KB) - Create an integrated and unique plan to actively discover your purpose and place within the Saint Anselm community and seek insight in key areas of your collegiate experience based on your goals. To get started, contact Dr. Karlea Brunelle-Joiner  to set up an appointment at (603) 641-7600.

  • Hawk Talk

    Read Hawk Talk (PDF/490KB) - A newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on resources and events that can best support achieving your personal and academic goals. Make sure to get it from your campus mailbox and check out the HawkTalk Blog too!

  • Sophomore Suppers 2017-18

    Attend a Sophomore Supper - These discussions are hosted by the Sophomore Leadership Council and are opportunities for you to interact with upperclass students and alumni to learn about their experiences related to internships, study abroad, campus involvement related to the world or work, mentoring and other topics.

    Topic: Dinner and Conversation with the Monks
    Date/Time: Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m
    LLC Classroom

    Topic: Exploring STEM Research and Career Opportunities 
     Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.
    Location: LLC Classroom

    Topic: Thinking about Graduate School 
     Thursday, Feb.8 at 6 p.m.
    Location: LLC Classroom

    Registration Form