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Sophomore Jump Program

The Sophomore Jump Program provides all sophomore students at Colorado College with opportunities to grow and develop personally, academically, and socially throughout their sophomore year. 

Students who participate in the Sophomore Jump Program will:

  • Develop their sense of belonging on campus, as well as their strategies for achieving academic success and personal well-being
  • Cultivate relationships with faculty beyond their advisors and professors
  • 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
Sophomore Jump Program featured in College Magazine!

Block 3 Programming

  • PLANNING STUDY ABROAD
    Friday, Oct. 26, 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.

  • 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STUDYING EFFECTIVELY IN COLLEGE
    Thursday, Nov. 1, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Tutt Library 412
    Do you have trouble finding time to study? Have you been disappointed by your grades on tests? Do you feel like you forget what you have learned days after you learn it? Even successful students use study strategies that are inefficient and ineffective. In this interactive workshop, you will have an opportunity to reflect on your current study habits in light of the research in the learning sciences. Come and learn about evidence-based study strategies that you can start using today! RSVP by following this link.

  • UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    Tuesday, Nov. 6, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Tutt Library 238
    Do you have an idea for a research project, but don’t know what to do with it, how to fund it, or who to ask for help? Come and learn about student research opportunities at Colorado College - the steps to get involved and how to reach out to faculty.

For a full list of programming for the 17-18 Academic Year, please click here.

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

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 9/4/2018 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Eli Fahrenkrug
Block 2 10/2/2018 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Amanda Minervini
Block 3 10/30/2018 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Rushaan Kumar
Block 4 12/4/2018 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Christina Rader
Block 5 1/29/2019 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Sylvan Goldberg
Block 6 2/26/2019 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Jessica Kinsuzu
Block 7 4/2/2019 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Ryan Platt

For more information, please contact Brett Gray at bgray@coloradocollege.edu.