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Sophomore Career Connections

Sophomore Career Connections: 

Linking the Liberal Arts to the World of Work

Save the date for *virtual* Sophomore Career Connections, Jan. 25-31, 2021!

Registration for Sophomore Career Connections 2021 is Now Open! Register Here!

Vassar’s Sophomore Career Connections is designed to introduce second-year students to the vast array of career options available to liberal arts graduates. Drawing on the expertise of one of Vassar’s very best career resources—our alumnae/i and parent mentors—we hope to help students complement their liberal arts education with industry-specific knowledge, tap into the extensive Vassar network, and focus on their professional development in a safe space. Making these connections will serve sophomores well as they begin to consider not only summer internship options, but life beyond Vassar.

Sophomores will have the opportunity to meet with alumnae/i and parents mentors, attend industry-based career panels, participate in networking events, listen to a keynote address from one of our Vassar alumnae/i, and more.

Click here to view the Sophomore Career Connections 2020 Program Book.

2019 SCC Mentors Share Their Experiences:


Sophomore Career Connections is made possible by collaboration between the Career Development Office and the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development, as well as by the generosity of Carol Ostrow ‘77 and Michael Graff

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why should I attend?

Sophomore year is a time of big decisions -- major selection, off-campus study options, and internship planning. This program is designed to assist you in thinking about these topics while utilizing our best resources: Vassar alumnae/i and parents and our Career Development Office staff.

What if I do not know what I want to do?

No worries, you are in good company! Most attendees of this program are not certain about their career path. This program is designed to let you explore areas of interest.

Who is attending?

Sophomores, alumnae/i and parent mentors, and assorted Vassar administrators and staff members.

Do I need to register to attend?

Yes, advance registration will be required.

When and where does the program take place?

All events are virtual in 2021.

Are there any costs to attend?

No, this year the program will be free.