Sophomore Summer as a Junior?
You might have heard of Dartmouth’s iconic “Sophomore Summer” term. Every summer, members of the sophomore class stay on campus and take classes. The summer terms provide a plethora of unique opportunities because there are less students on campus. Sophomores can access more research positions, take more time-intensive classes, and bond with other members of their class year.
My sophomore summer was a great term that I will always remember. I made a lot of memories and spent a lot of time uncovering different and new aspects of Dartmouth and its community that I wasn’t aware about before. Now, I’m on campus for another summer term. So… what am I up to as a junior on campus during sophomore summer?
- No. 1
Work Work Work!
I’m working full-time as a Senior Fellow at the Admissions Office. I am helping prospective students get a better understanding of Dartmouth through blogging, helping with information sessions and answering questions on the phone and in person. I love coming to work because I am able to chat with prospective students and share my favourite parts about Dartmouth.
- No. 2
Meeting new people in different class years!
While the majority of students on campus are in the class below me, I am having a great time expanding my friendship circles. There are a variety of different programs on campus that encourage interaction across class years. One of the most popular is the housing system. Because most students live on campus for all four years of college, living with different students within your housing community allows for interactions that may not usually take place. The individual housing communities also offer a variety of programming events and activities.
- No. 3
Studying for the LSAT
As I prepare for my final year of college, I’m looking ahead to my time after Dartmouth. I’m hoping to apply to law school and am spending time studying for the LSAT this summer. There are two main resources that I’ve utilized in my preparation for post-graduate life. The Center for Professional Development offers guidance in finding internships and jobs after graduation, and also assists in resume building and networking. Dartmouth’s Pre-Law advising program has also provided me with tips and resources as I prepare to apply to law schools.
- No. 4
Eating Ice Cream
There’s nothing better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day! Most of my free time with friends is spent at Ice-Cream Fore-U, a popular ice cream shop in West Lebanon (about 15 minutes from campus). While the shop offers a variety of hard and soft-serve flavours, there is also a driving range and mini-golf course right near by… it is an awesome place to spend a sunny afternoon.
- No. 5
Summer term is a great time to take advantage of the place where Dartmouth is located. From watching the sun come up from an early morning canoe trip through the Ledyard Canoe Club, to having dinner at sun-down at the Organic Farm, this is my favourite season to take advantage of Dartmouth and the beautiful state of New Hampshire.