Spartan Sophomore Success Program

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Define your success.

The mission of the Spartan Sophomore Success Program is to help students transition from their first year to their second year and provide a series of events to help increase their social, personal, professional and academic development. Doing so will help with the retention rate of students, their sense of belonging to SJSU and the College of Engineering, and solidify what they want to do after graduation.

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To Do...Done!

Academic and Career/Professional Development checklists [pdf] help you make a plan and track your progress toward success.

Do you have 30 to 59 units? Need an academic boost?

See an ESSC Advisor

Fall Success Event Highlights

Missed an event? Want to refresh your memory? Read more about the Welcome Event and the workshops on Time Management, Peer Tutoring, and Study Abroad.

Resumania was not to be missed, and the department Faculty Panel Meet & Greet sessions were a big success.

How to Get a Scholarship workshops and Career versus School: Life After SJSU wrapped up in November.

Spring 2021 Success Events

Event OnJan26

Spartan Sophomore Success Spring Welcome

Time:12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Career Center, and MEP/MESA
Event OnFeb2

How to Create your own Time Management

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC
Event OnFeb3

How to Create your own Time Management

Time:10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC
Event OnFeb4

Chemical Engineering Faculty Panel

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and ChE department
Event OnFeb11

Civil Engineering Faculty Panel

Time:11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and CEE department
Event OnFeb16

Study Abroad Workshop

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Study Abroad
Event OnFeb17

Resumania

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event OnFeb22

How to get a Scholarship

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Christine Cha from Financial Aid
Event OnFeb25

Research Opportunities Workshop

Time:10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Dr. Xiao Su
Event OnMar22

Networking and Elevator Pitch with Alum

Time:4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event OnApr19

What to do in your Summer (Academics)

Time:11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC
Event OnApr20

Mock Interviews

Time:5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event OnApr21

What to do in your Summer (Career)

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event OnApr22

Career Versus School: Life After SJSU

Time:12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC
Staff of Engineering Student Success Center

Message from the Coordinator

Thank you all so much for attending a Sophomore Success Event this past Fall semester. Since our first event launched in August 2020, a total of 147 students have participated. With everything going on--COVID, the fires, and other personal issues that this may have brought up for you--this semester has been extremely difficult. We hope to have given you helpful resources and confidence in your academics and your future career. We have heard your requests for future events: more career events such as internships, resume and cover letter reviews, networking events with faculty and alumni, and recruiters from different companies. You also mentioned events regarding financial and academic help. We are happy to announce that we will be hosting such events (dates and times TBA). Please see our web page for up-to-date information, and keep in mind that these events are for all SJSU students from all majors and class standing. I look forward to continuing to serve you, and I am happy to bring events again in the spring. All the best, Jesus Santos

Fall 2020 Success Events

Event OnAug20

Sophomore Welcome

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Career Center, and MEP/MESA
Event OnAug24

How to Create your own Time Management

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC
Event OnAug27

How to Create your own Time Management

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC
Event OnSep1

Do I need Peer Tutoring?

Time:2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Michelle Hager and Sarah Uminski
Event OnSep2

Do I need Peer Tutoring?

Time:2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location: Presented by the ESSC, Michelle Hager and Sarah Uminski
Event OnSep9

Study Abroad

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Vid Raatior
Event OnSep10

Study Abroad

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Vid Raatior
Event OnSep17

Resumania

Time:1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event OnOct1

Professor Meet and Greet (BME)

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location: Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Selvaduray, Dr. Yun. and Dr. Erogbogbo
Event OnOct6

Professor Meet and Greet (ISE)

Time:3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Location: Presented by the ESSC Dr. Erdogan and  Dr. Dessouky
Event OnOct12

Professor Meet and Greet (Electrical Engineering)

Time:6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Location: Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Pham and Dr. Banafa
Event OnOct13

What Careers to do with your specific major?

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event OnOct15

Professor Meet and Greet (General Engineering) 

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Hsu
Event OnOct19

Professor Meet and Greet (Computer Engineering) 

Time:3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Jetcheva and Dr. Rojas
Event OnOct21

Professor Meet and Greet (Computer Engineering)

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Karimian and Dr. Agumbe Suresh
Event OnOct26

Professor Meet and Greet (ME)

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Okamoto and Dr. Viswanathan
Event OnOct28

Professor Meet and Greet (Engineering)

Time:2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC,  Dr. Caires (CS) and Dr. Mysore (ME)
Event OnNov10

How to get a Scholarship

Time:2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Christine Cha from Financial Aid
Event OnNov18

How to get a Scholarship

Time:4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Christine Cha from Financial Aid
Event OnNov19

Career Versus School: Life After SJSU

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC