Building a Great Sophomore Year

Building a Great Sophomore Year! 

You’ve survived your first year! Your sophomore year is a great time to branch out and find projects and career opportunities that inspire you. Here at the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology we have countless ways for you to find what you love and prepare for a successful future.

Clubs & Organizations

Lots of students are looking for ways to get involved and get to know other students in their major. Luckily, the college of engineering and technology has dozens of clubs designed to help you make new friends, better the community, and learn more about your areas of interest. You can find a complete list of offered clubs here.

Research

Research doesn’t need to begin as a grad student, you as a sophomore can start now! Get hands on experience in your field of study by applying for the Research Mentorship Program, visiting your department website, or talking to a professor.

WE Reach

WE Reach is a program through WE@BYU that gets you involved by issuing fun and exciting challenges, with awards and prizes for participating. Take part in the challenges with your fellow women students by joining the WE Reach Facebook page!

Perfect Your Resume

A good weapon in your arsenal is a strong, polished resume. Whether you aren’t sure about how to describe your summer internship or aren’t sure where to start in general, visit Career Services at 246 in the Engineering Building to get your resume in tip-top shape.

Internship Investigation

As experience is often the best teacher, internships are one of the best ways to increase your first-hand knowledge of a potential career. Both the biannual STEM Career Fair and University Career Services are great resources to meet professionals in various industries, learn what they look for in a job candidate, and score yourself an internship! 

Math Refresher

Are you worried about starting math again after such a long time? Well, you’re in luck! The college now offers a block course that reviews the basics and fundamentals of calculus to help you get back up and running. To find a schedule and sign up, go here

Study Abroad

The challenges of competing in a global economy and addressing the problems facing humankind will require globally competent leaders with strong technical skills. The Weidman Center for Global Leadership offers programs to help students study abroad and put their engineering and technology skills to use internationally. Studying abroad enriches your understanding of the world and shows you the countless ways a degree in engineering and technology can change the world.

You’ve Got This!

Finding your ideal major is a fantastic accomplishment, and in many ways, one of the most important steps. Now that you’ve found what you’re passionate about, we want to help you continue forward and to take advantage of every program and opportunity presented to you.