What students say...
Jumpstart (previously known as The Sophomore Experience) is a fast-paced, fun and eye-opening event. As with most things in life, your experience will be different from anyone else's. Read what 2014 and 2013 Sophomore Experience participants found the most rewarding about the weekend:
2014 Participants Said...
"I enjoyed the friendly environment of my peers, even ones whom I've never met. I felt the weekend gave me the tools I need to help myself--now the work begins. What I learned over the weekend has helped ease some anxiety about the future. " - Austin Rea
"I enjoyed all of the useful advice that has now made me realize I will be able to be successful in my professional search with the right attitude and confidence. " - Marianna Conrad
"It was nice to see that my individual strengths should be played up to better facilitate my career search. Some things I previously viewed as negative traits can actually be used in a way that helps me get a career. I learned to focus more on perfecting my strengths rather than focusing on my weaknesses," - Casey Geiger
"I liked how friendly everyone is. Their actions and words make me feel more comfortable about seeking help for the future." - Connor Davis
"Going to the sophomore experience really inspired me to jump start my search and gave me the tools I would need to do so. " - Ashley Cantey
"I enjoyed learning interview strategies and strategies for getting an internship/making an impression on a potential employer and marketing yourself." - Nancy Ford
2013 Participants Said...
"I liked learning about networking; including the importance of LinkedIn and how to fully utilize it." - Shelby McKeown
"I loved everything!" - Kaylea Bollinger
"I thoroughly enjoyed listening to successful individuals like Rob Glander, as well as Wofford alumni like Joe Pugh and Nate Harceg. Their insight was pertinent to my age and to what I will experience in the near future..." - Grace Putney
"The guest speakers were great and the Next Steps sessions were very beneficial. They were specific--instead of just telling us we SHOULD make a LinkedIn profile, you showed us HOW to make a LinkedIn profile." - Brock Strickland
"What I liked most was learning about how to network and make a resume - things I haven't really started on and never realized I really needed to do until I attended the Sophomore Experience." - Leigh Smith
"Rob Glander's speech was by far my favorite part. It was just the right length and he made it very personal and easy to connect with." - Dale Thompson