At Sophomore Summit, students complete their second-year InSight requirement. They explore experiential learning opportunities and learn best practices for building their résumés and LinkedIn profiles.
Champlain College students begin career preparation early on in their college career. Each fall, the Career Collaborative hosts Sophomore Summit, which includes a full day of career-related activities, panels, and workshops.
One of the first sessions of the day was an experiential learning panel. Upper-year students share advice and insight about the experiential learning opportunities they’ve taken advantage of. The panel provides sophomore students with relatable information as they explore the idea of studying abroad and interning both in the United States and internationally.
“The biggest point I wanted to get across was that there’s opportunity everywhere,” said panel member James Kainth ’20 // Computer Networking & Cybersecurity. “There are so many networking opportunities at Champlain alone. You can get a job on campus, study abroad, and network with your industry-expert professors. When you graduate, you’ll be better primed for the real world than graduates from other colleges.”
“I wanted to let my peers know that if you put in the work, anything is possible. Champlain nurtures your desire for high achievement. So when we go to our internships and jobs, we will be happy doing what we’re doing,” James added.