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

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.

Scholarship and Life After SJSU workshops are coming soon in November (see calendar below).

Upcoming Success Events

Past 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)