Make summer plans this winter.
The summer after sophomore year is a great time to expand horizons in terms of career development, community service and leadership, undergraduate research, or summer school.
Sophomores who plan ahead can be eligible for funding to help support their summer experience.
- Internships and Career Development
- Summer Service and Funding for Civic Action Internships
- Summer Undergraduate Research
- Summer School at Wash. U.
Summer is a great time to explore careers and develop marketable skills, and winter is the time to start planning. Consider one of the following:
- Job shadowing
- Informational interviews
Visit the Career Center web site, call 314-935-5930, or visit at DUC 111 for more information.
Not sure what career to pursue? Wonder where your major can take you? The Career Center can help with self-assessment tools and one-on-one advising.
Give your time and talent for community service and civic action internships, and you'll contribute to the greater good, make valuable connections, develop marketable skills, and earn great personal satisfaction.
Visit the Gephardt Institute for Public Service for the following:
Don't just learn knowledge. Create it through research this summer! The Office of Undergraduate Research and individual departments support student research in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research for research opportunities in all disciplines. Visit these sites for more information.
Summer research funding is available. Application deadlines vary. See the Office of Undergraduate Research Web site for more information.
Summer School at Wash. U. has four sessions and a rich assortment of courses. Fundamental courses fulfill degree requirements, and small-sized classes encourage focused and concentrated learning.
Consider Summer School at WashU after sophomore year if you've started your major only recently, or if you want to create more flexibilty in your schedule during the academic year.
- For a summer course to count toward degree requirements, it must have the relevant attribute listed under its course description (i.e., AN for Applied Numeracy)
- For the course to count toward a major, it must have the same department code with an "L" number and same course number as the course offered during the regular year (i.e., L48 160B for Intro to Cultural Anthropology). If it does not have the same department code and course number, you must receive permission from the department for it to count toward the major.
How to Register for Summer School
Students register and pay directly through the University College Web site. Students do not need advisor authorization (though it's good to get the advisor's insight and keep him or her in the loop!).