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Sophomore Initiatives


1. Study Abroad

We’re glad you’re here!  Now go away! The University of Memphis study abroad programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to combine a rigorous academic program with a cross-cultural learning experience that is not available in the United States.

2. Internships

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between a student, the University of Memphis, and a community partner. Each semester more than 2,000 U of M students are interning in schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

3. Undergraduate Research

Get involved in research with a faculty member as an undergraduate student by consulting the Undergraduate Research Database.  The database matches students with researchers in all fields across the University of Memphis, and the surrounding Memphis area.  You can also inquire about research opportunities in your academic department.

4. Commuter Students

Moved off campus?  Adult and Commuter Student Services fosters an atmosphere where students who are juggling college along with work and family responsibilities can gather and interact in a supportive environment where they can truly connect with other adult and commuter students

5. Continuing Connections Learning Communities

In a learning community, students take a packaged schedule of three courses built around a common theme. Specially selected faculty work together within the community to integrate the theme into assignments and enrichment activities throughout the semester across courses.
Students in the learning communities take the packaged schedule together. Close connections, study groups, and collaboration in learning usually emerge through this unique learning experience.

6. Participate in Career and Major Selection and Counseling

Still searching for a major that is a good fit for you?  The Career and Psychological Counseling Center provides individualized career planning and job shadowing opportunities, while Career Services offers tools such as Focus2 for career exploration, along with tools to improve your resume and interviewing skills.

7. Get involved!

Is there a student organization associated with your major or career?  Check out the list of Registered Student Organizations and sort by Category Type to see all the Academic/Professional organizations.  If you don’t see a good fit for you, consider starting one! Are you interested in developing your leadership potential?  Check out all the opportunities offered by the Office of Leadership & Involvement, including The Leadership Institute, LeaderShape, and Lunch with a Leader.;
8. Tutoring Services by ESP (Educational Support Program)

ESP provides academic assistance for classes that students are currently taking at the U of M. Tutoring and other ESP services are free and available both on-line and in person in Learning Centers located throughout the University, including in Residence Halls and at Carrier and Millington Centers. Click on the link for a full list of services.

9. Work on Campus

Most U of M students work, and working a reasonable number of hours (10-20/week) doesn’t have to detract from school.  What better way to combine learning and working than to work on campus!  Eliminate your commute, and learn the behind-the-scenes operations of the university at the same time. 

Be sure to pay attention to when to apply for competitive jobs like Orientation Guide (Recruiting) and Resident Assistant (Residence Life).  Other big student employers are the Center for Recreation and Intramural Services and the University Center.  You can also check with your academic department for student employment opportunities.

10. Know Your Deadlines

Watch for emails and other notices to meet with your advisor to register for the upcoming semester.  Also, if you plan to utilize scholarships, grants or loans be sure to file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on time – the priority deadline is in mid-February, which means you’ll need to file by then to be eligible for the most funding.

Important Retention Initiatives

ACAD 1100
Academic Advising
Academic Status & Retention
Adult and Commuter Student Services
ALEKS Math Placement
Career Services
Early Intervention Reporting
Leadership Programs
Fresh Connections
Helen Hardin Honors Program
Living Learning Communities
Psychological Counseling
Student Success Programs (TRIO, First Scholars)
Tutoring @ ESP

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Last Updated: 2/21/12