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Welcome Second Year Students!

Second Year graphicThe Second Year Experience (SYE) program is designed to engage all students returning to Morgan State for the second year in out-of-classroom (experiential) learning opportunities to enhance their career readiness skills. By engaging in experiential learning opportunities such as internships, job shadowing, campus to career field trips, study abroad, etc. you are able to acquire the soft skills employers desire. Soft skills include communication, self-motivation, leadership, responsibility, teamwork, problem-solving, flexibility, negotiation and conflict, and time management.

Second-year students who engage in an experiential learning opportunity can apply for $2,500 scholarships or receive a laptop and book award for their participation. 

To find an experiential learning opportunity you can:

  1. Meet with your assigned SYE Coach
  2. Review the list of Experiential Learning Opportunities section
  3. Research and find an opportunity on your own

After completing your experiential learning activity, you MUST complete an Experiential Learning Plan (ELP). 

By completing an ELP, you will be eligilble to apply for a scholarship; you can be entered into the raffle to win a laptop or book award; and you will receive an SYE t-shirt and other SYE swag.


SYE COACHES

As a second-year student you are assigned an SYE Coach to assist you with finding an experiential learning opportunity. Coaches are assigned according to the school/college you belong to. 

SYE Coaches


EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLAN (ELP)

After you have engaged in an experiential learning activity during your second year at MSU, take some time to reflect on your activity and what skills you have gained as a result of this experience by completing the Experiential Learning Plan (ELP). 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN Experiential Learning Plan 


SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER INCENTIVES

Second-year students who engage in an experiential learning activity can apply for $2,500 JPMorgan Chase SYE Scholarship or receive a laptop or book award for their participation.

Scholarships

To be eligible for a $2,500 scholarship, students must complete a scholarship application and Experiential Learning Plan. Scholarship categories include Highest Cumulative GPA; Highest Improvement in Cumulative GPA; Student Leadership; and Student Community Service.

Laptop and Book Awards

To be eligible for a laptop or book award, students must complete an Experiential Learning Plan (ELP). Students will be selected randomly to receive a laptop or book award.

Students are only eligible for one (1) incentive (scholarship, book award, or laptop). Please contact your SYE Coach for more details or if you have any questions.


EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

We have provided a list of opportunities that you, a second-year student, can engage in during the 2022-2023 academic year. These opportunities are organized in the three following categories:

Experiential Learning Opportunities by Category

For a list of experiential learning opportunities within a specific category click on the category below that interests you or feel free to explore the available opportunities. This is not an exhaustive list

Study Abroad  

 Internships

Community Service 

Work Study

Research  

Job Shadowing

Conferences

 Field Trips

Opportunities Within Your School/College

Below are links to opportunities within the various Schools or College at Morgan. You can also contact your department directly to find out about the other experiences that are available to you as a second-year student.

School of Social Work * Field Education

School of Global Journalism and Communication * WMUR Radio * Bear TV

School of Engineering * Student Work Experience Program

School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences * Research and Internship Opportunities

School of Community Health and Policy * Funded Research and Programs

School of Business and Management * Internships and Jobs

School of Architecture and Planning * Community Engagement *Job Board

School of Education and Urban Studies * TEPD in the Community *Professional Development

College of Liberal Arts * Departmental Search

Contact your school/college for additional opportunities that may be available to second-year students.

Upcoming SYE Opportunities and Events

Explore the section below for opportunities with upcoming application or sign up deadlines.                   

BASIC EXCEL WORKSHOPS (Virtual)

Three 1 hour virtual workshops hosted by TechBridge will teach students how to use excel to perform various tasks. Students will earn a micro credential and $200 if all three workshops are completed. Workshop dates: Monday, September 19th; Monday, September 26th; and Monday October 3rd. All workshops will be from 3pm - 4pm.

Slots are limited to 50 students. To sign up to attend these workshops please click here.


CAMPUS TO CAREER FIELD TRIP: Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL)

Experience a day in the life of an environmental scientist at PEARL in Saint Leonard MD on Thursday, September 29th. Buses leave Morgan at 9am and return at 4pm. Sign up for this campus to career field trip here.


NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL "INTERNSHIP IN A DAY" INFO SESSION

Northwestern Mutual is offering 10 SYE students the opportunity to intern with the company for a day on Thursday, October 20th. To learn more about this opportunity you must attend the virtual information session scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd at 11:30. Use this link to register for the information session. The link will be emailed to only those who have registered.

Students Reflect on their SYE Opportunities

Images of SYE

Study Abroad - Guatemala - 2019

Study Abroad - Guatemala - 2019

Christian Jones' study abroad trip with Morgan State in 2019


Study Abroad - Trinidad & Tobago - Summer 2019

Chyanne Cook's study abroad trip with Morgan State during the 2019 summer.

Chyanne Cook's study abroad trip with Morgan State during the 2019 summer.


MSU Influencers Closing Ceremony - January 31st, 2019

Some second years students completed their SYE requirement by participating in MSU Influencers.

Some second years students completed their SYE requirement by participating in MSU Influencers.


Campus to Career Field Trip to Reginal F. Lewis Museum - February 7th, 2019

Campus to Career Field Trip to Reginal F. Lewis Museum


Campus to Career Field Trip to WBAL-TV - November 13th, 2018

Campus to Career Field Trip to WBAL-TV


Campus to Career Field Trip to Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL) - September 28th, 2018

Campus to Career Field Trip to Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory

Campus to Career Field Trip to Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory

Campus to Career Field Trip to Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory


SYE Opportunities Fair - October 9th, 2018 

SYE SWAG given away at the SYE Opportunities Fair

SYE Students Engaging with Representatives from Organizations at the SYE Opportunities Fair