Sophomore Next Steps

Representatives from the following offices will be in attendance:

Academic and Career Development

Academic and Career Development offers you a team of student success advisors and career consultants to help you explore your interests, choose a major, create a plan to achieve your academic and personal goals, and help you prepare for admission to a degree-granting program. There are five clusters within ACD: HLS, STEM, AHHS, EPP, and Exploratory.

  • Location: Taylor Hall (UC), third floor
  • Office hours: In-person and online appointments available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

What you can expect in their breakout room: One way to explore health and life science majors is to view them in five buckets: direct patient care, laboratory work, health administration, health care technology, and health education. Come learn more about these buckets and the majors within them, and then learn how to explore further!

STEM Cluster

Join the STEM breakout room to explore majors and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will be able to chat with an advisor live, ask questions, and learn more about:

  • Majors that are part of the STEM cluster (including some you've probably never heard of!)
  • The difference between course planning and college planning and how your advisor can help
  • Minors and certificates that relate to your career goals
  • How to move from University College to your degree-granting school
  • Eight areas that affect your success in college (just one of those is academics!)

We look forward to meeting you and sharing more about STEM!

AHHS Cluster

What you can expect in their breakout room: How are you feeling today? Come chat with the student success advisors from the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) Cluster to learn about your major, career, and next steps. Come learn how we can support YOU! The hour will be focused much like an open advising session to really focus and meet each student where they are.

EPP Cluster

What you can expect in their breakout room: Your Enterprise Policy and Planning Cluster will provide you with "The Top Five Tips for Success," including resources, organizations, engaged learning, transitions to degree-granting schools, and open to new things. We look forward to seeing you in our breakout room.

Exploratory Cluster

What you can expect in their breakout room: We will help you figure out your next steps to get closer to major/career decisions by providing online resources while setting up appointments and referrals unique to your individual STEP process.

Career Consultants

What you can expect in their breakout room: Pop in to talk to a career consultant if you:

  • Are not confident about your major
  • Are unsure about a career path for your major
  • Want to learn how to go about getting an internship
  • Want to connect to career services in your intended school/program

We are here to support you and can connect you to information, resources, and people!

Sophomore Success Services is just one area of EPSS that provides programs and opportunities for students to connect to IUPUI peers, offices, faculty and staff, and resources. It also has an exclusive Canvas page to bring sophomore students together.

  • Location: Campus Center, CE 350
  • Office hours: Someone will be available Monday through Wednesday during office hours and by appointment Thursday and Friday. The best way to reach someone is by emailing
  • What can you expect in their breakout room: During the breakout session we will focus on where students can find resources, how to best utilize the canvas page, and talk about future programming.

Students can visit our office to discuss any financial aid questions or concerns, including, but not limited to, filing a FAFSA, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) issues, verification questions, or other financial aid award questions.

  • Location: Campus Center, CE 250
  • Office hours: Our office is open for in-person services Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. We also offer a Zoom drop-in room Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (The meeting ID is 883 8640 1703.) You can also request a virtual appointment.
  • What you can expect in their breakout room: You can ask questions anonymously through Menti, but if there are not many questions, we will switch to a presentation to review important financial aid deadlines and details.

We assist current and prospective students throughout the whole process of the Sophomore Internship Program. Throughout the application period, we assist students with individual resume coaching and interview preparation workshops, and for current participants, we assist in the critical reflection process as they complete their internships.

  • Location: We do not have an official office on campus, but we are all located on the third floor of Taylor Hall.
  • Office hours: Please email if you would like to meet with someone to discuss the Sophomore Internship Program.
  • What you can expect in their breakout room: In our breakout room, we’ll provide another overview of what the Sophomore Internship Program is, what the application consists of, what the process is after applying, and examples of past internships. There will be plenty of time for questions as well.

The Institute for Engaged Learning consists of units and centers that work together to support faculty, staff, and students in opportunities that prepare students for lives of commitment and success with skills to communicate, innovate, and engage in local and global communities. Two of our centers offer paid experiences for students.

Center for Service and Learning:

  • Civic Engagement: Work in and with the community to achieve common good. You’ll apply what you’re learning in real-world settings, reflect on service experiences, and develop skills as a civic-minded scholar who understands how to use your education and experience to work with others to achieve common good.

Center for Research and Learning:

  • Undergraduate Research: Explore complex problems and share new knowledge. You will develop important problem-solving skills and experience for your future career, expand your professional network, present your work at national and international events, and have the opportunity to have your work published.

Additional information:

  • Location: Hine Hall, IP 243
  • Spring and summer office hours:
    Spring: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Summer: TBD
  • What to expect in their breakout room: We will answer your questions about engaged learning opportunities that you can get paid to participate in. Ask us about civic engagement and undergraduate research opportunities.

The services that we provide to undergraduate students are: 

  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Mock interviews

  • Location: University Tower, Suite 202
  • Office hours: In-person: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Virtual: Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • What you can expect in their breakout room: Group or one-on-one conversations with our staff.

This event is sponsored by Academic and Career Development and Educational Partnerships and Student Success.