UMA Sophomore Institute: Beyond the Checksheet

The UMA Sophomore Institute: Beyond the Checksheet is an opportunity for students with 30+ credits to engage with other students, advisors, and faculty to create a personalized plan for getting the most out of their college experience in relation to their career and life goals.

A central feature of the Sophomore Institute is its small group discussions which typically include 6-7 students facilitated by a faculty member. These small groups allow for rich discussions so that you can make this time personally meaningful.

Accepted students are able to:

  • Participate in two modules via Zoom
  • Complete career research/professional development activities.
  • Develop an education and career plan.
  • Access a broad range of career development resources.
  • Develop strategies for developing your personal and career goals.
  • Identify bold action steps that take you along that career path.

Sophmore Institute Dates

Fall Cohort

Thursdays, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, & 11/10: 10 am – Noon.

Spring Cohort

Wednesdays, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, & 3/29: 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

*If you do not have 30 credits, but would still like to participate, please complete the registration form and we will be in touch.


Space is limited to 30 participants and registration is required. There are a limited number of student spaces. Registration will be open until filled.


Contact your Student Services Coordinator.

FMI please contact Shelley Taylor at or 442-7736.

Tanya HThe Sophomore Institute is beneficial in so many ways, it helps you prepare to reflect upon yourself and the direction you see your future. The Sophomore Institute looks beyond your college years, gives you great tools to work with such as “WOWI” or the “Big Interview” and many more. The support you receive is AMAZING!

—Tanya H., past participant