Sophomore Advising

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  • See an Academic Advisor in Academic Advising & Retention Services to plan out your general education and to make sure you are on track. Be sure to prepare for your advising appointment.
  • Take the WST as soon as possible after completing ENGL 1B so that you are able to enroll in upper division GE courses when you have met the requirements.
  • Take a trip to the Career Center to learn about choosing a major and/or career, finding a job on or off campus, and obtaining an internship to get hands on experience in the field you are thinking of pursuing.
  • Set up an appointment with a major advisor to see which courses you should take for your major. Be sure to prepare for your advising appointment.
  • Begin taking lower division courses in the major of your choice.
  • Get involved with an organization on campus. It's a great way to meet fellow students and to stay sane during the stresses of college life!
  • Visit the Study Abroad office to learn about options to globalize your learning while completing required classes in GE or your major.
  • Consider participating in Community/Service Learning through San Jose State to develop social responsibility and give back to our community.
  • During spring semester, attend spring Career Fairs to search for summer jobs and internships to gain valuable skills for future classwork and jobs.
  • Use the catalog, Department Roadmaps, and your Degree Progress Audit to check where you are and which requirements remain at least once a semester.
  • Become familiar with Undergraduate Graduation Requirements.