Honors College Sophomore Summit, Spring 2015

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On February 22, the Honors College hosted the first-ever Sophomore Summit, a professional development conference for second-year students in the Honors College.

At the conference, students attended three different workshops and a closing reception, which included a panel of the Honors College directors.

“I think, for a Sunday afternoon, the summit was a good use of my time,” Jeremy Krach said, a sophomore in the ACES honors program. “I learned a bit, got some free food – especially that Maryland ice cream – and got to meet some nice people throughout Honors.”

Students chose from workshops in personal branding, storytelling, value clarification, business etiquette, resume building and networking. They also had the opportunity to discover their true colors, a session designed to identify personality temperaments, expressed as colors.

“I thought the values workshop was the most interesting because it was an experience that I never had before,” ACES sophomore Matthew Long said. “We had a guided visualization of ourselves in the future and I enjoyed having the opportunity to think about the future with some guidance from members of the counseling center.”

“I would say that the storytelling workshop was the most helpful,” ACES sophomore Michelle Cody said. “We were given tips and even practiced a story that we gave three times. By the third time, we practically nailed it.”

Following the success of the first-annual Honors College Sophomore Summit, the planning committee said they hope to host an expanded, second-annual Honors College Sophomore Summit in October 2015. 

Published March 11, 2015