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Sophomore Jump Program

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The Sophomore Jump Program provides all sophomore students at Colorado College with opportunities to develop their academic plans throughout their sophomore year.

Students who participate in the Sophomore Jump Program will:

  • Understand different academic programs available at CC and possess the tools to make informed decisions about their majors by the end of the academic year
  • Learn about off-campus and study-abroad programs, as well as grant, fellowship, and research opportunities, in order to maximize their time and experience at CC
  • Know how to find and apply for internships and how to narrate their experiences to potential employers
  • Cultivate relationships with faculty beyond their advisors and professors
  • Develop their sense of belonging on campus, as well as their strategies for achieving academic success and personal well-being
Sophomore Jump Program featured in College Magazine!

Block 2 Programming

    Thursday, September 26th, 4 p.m., Career Center Carriage House
    Who you know is important, but who knows about you is critical. Come practice your social networking skills and interpersonal techniques as well as learn tips for using networking tools to broaden your network of connections. RSVP at: 
    A prep session for the Career Center and Office of Alumni and Family Relations' Alumni Networking event on Friday, September 27th at 5 p.m. in Bemis Lounge. RSVP on Handshake at 
    Friday, Sept 27, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Tutt Library 238
    Are you hoping to study for a semester or year off-campus, but you're not really sure how to pick a program and where to start? All students are invited to this lunchtime workshop with Heather Powell Browne that will help you get started on defining your academic goals, available program options, timing, credit transfer, and other important considerations for your global educational adventure! Pizza will be provided. RSVP at: 
    Thursday, Oct. 3, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Tutt Library 238
    Join the Career Center as we discuss what makes a quality application for medical school or law school. Set yourself up well during your time at CC to make sure you are the best applicant. Lunch provided! RSVP at: 
    Tuesday, Oct. 8, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Tutt Library 238
    Learn how your personal interests can inform your major choice and professional path. Lunch provided! RSVP at:

Please check back often as we add events as they come up! For more information, please contact Brett Gray at

Faculty Dinners

Once each block, twenty sophomore students meet with a professor for a meal in the new library. Over dinner,  professors share their academic autobiography with the students and advise students about the opportunities available at CC and beyond. Dinners are limited to the first 20 students who RSVP and generally take place on the second Tuesday of each Block at 6:00 pm.

Block 1 9/3/2019 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Paul Adler, History
Block 2 10/1/2019 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Douglas Edlin, Political Science
Block 3 10/29/2019 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Najnin Islam, English
Block 4 12/3/2019 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Beth Malmskog, Mathematics
Block 5 1/28/2020 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Rachel Jabaily, Organismal Biology & Ecology
Block 6 2/25/2020 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Najnin Islam, English
Block 7 3/31/2020 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Amanda Bowman, Chemistry & Biochemistry

For more information, please contact Brett Gray at