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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, Sept. 13, 2019

    Kick off your sophomore year by attending the Summit on Friday, September 13! This event is an exciting time to get to know your classmates while learning more about college life. The Summit provides sophomores with the opportunity to connect with fellow students, faculty/staff, and alumni. You will walk away with defined academic, career, and personal goals.

    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 have a meaningful college experience?

    Attend the Sophomore Summit and you'll have all the answers! What can be more satisfying then to start your second year at Saint Anselm with a clear focus while making awesome new friends. It's all at the Sophomore Summit! You'll get the chance to be directly involved in group presentations and small-group discussions with seniors and alumni on topics of your choosing. There will be discussions on leadership, academic planning, co-curricular opportunities, career preparation, and life after college. Don't miss out on the fun that ends with a great dinner with alumni, student leaders and classmates. Read about last year's sessions (PDF/262KB).

  • Anselmian Pathway Plan

    Develop your Pathway Plan (PDF/826 KB) - 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.

  • Sophomore Suppers 2018-19

    Sophomore Suppers 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: Family Style Dinner with the Monks
    Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m
    Jean Center, Event Room

    Topic: Making the Most of College: A Dinner with Alumni
    Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.
    Location: Jean Center, Event Room

    Topic: The Internship Experience
    Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Jean Center, Event Room

    Register Online »

  • Hawk Talk

    Read HawkTalk (PDF/698KB) - A newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on resources and events that can best support achieving your personal and academic goals. Keep an eye out for the email with the subject "HAWKTALK".