Carmel Living/Learning Center


2015-2016 SYE Applications are due:

March 6, 2015


Click here to apply


Housing questions?


Bob Beyer, Assistant Director

Residence Life

(449) 826-2114

SYE & General questions?


Dr. Lisa Henderson

Center for Academic & Professional Success

(440) 826-3360

The Sophomore Year Experience

Students in the Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) will engage in enriching activities that set them positively on the path of personal and professional development. Students enrolled in the SYE are required to participate in all aspects of the program and will find multiple outlets to enhance their learning experiences.  Here's a sampling of what students can expect to gain:

FALL Semester -- Four teams of 20 students, team leaders, and course assistants work together on intentional assignments. These provide opportunities for personal and professional growth which make the SYE a success for all.

  • College 115 Course -- Career Decision Making
  • Experiential Learning -- Internships, site visits, job shadowing, undergraduate research
  • Self-Awareness -- Students gain a better understanding of self, hone presentation skills, and develop a positive and polished impression. Students will write and compile resources consisting of cover letters, resumes, reference letters, career and job requirements, and more during the SYE to impact their educational and careers goals. 

SPRING Semester -- Students grow and encourage others to grow when they engage in discussions about what they are reading and learning in and out of the classroom.  Being involved in the SYE provides opportunities to be of service, to reflect upon one's experiences, to practice theories learned in the classroom, and to celebrate the year's accomplishments with a campus-wide exhibition. These objectives will be met through a variety of interesting activities including: 

  • Common Reading Topics
  • Movie Nights
  • Service Projects
  • Case Studies
  • Reflections
  • SYE Trip
  • Exhibition
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