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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.

2021-2022 SECOND YEAR STUDENTS

Experiential Learning Opportunity Steps

EXPLORE:
Meet with your SYE Coach to explore interests and opportunities.
Complete Part I: Experiential Learning Plan 1 (ELP 1): Explore 

ENGAGE: 
Engage in your out-of-classroom experience
Complete Part II: Experiential Learning Plan 2 (ELP 2): Engage

REFLECT: 
Reflect on the experience.
Complete Part III: Experiential Learning Plan 3 (ELP 3): Reflect


JPMORGAN CHASE SYE SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER INCENTIVES

Second-year students who engage in an experiential learning activity can apply for $2,500 scholarships 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 an Experiential Learning Plan (ELP). Scholarships will be presented to students to be used during the Spring 2022 semester. 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.

Please contact your SYE Coach for more details or if you have any questions.

Amber Wilson
amber.wilson@morgan.edu
College of Liberal Arts

Alkwanzo Burke
alkwanzo.burke@morgan.edu
School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
School of Architecture & Planning

Salifu Cham
salifu.cham@morgan.edu
School of Business & Management

Zamark Fleming
zamark.fleming@morgan.edu
School of Community Health & Policy
School of Education & Urban Studies

Tyree Lewis
tyree.lewis@morgan.edu
School of Engineering
School of Social Work
School of Global Journalism & Communication

Types of Experiential Learning Opportunities

As a second-year student, you will engage in at least one out-of-classroom activity/experience. This activity can include a study abroad trip to any country across the globe, volunteer work with our community partners, an internship through the Center for Career Development, or a campus to career field trip during your fall, winter, spring, or summer of your second year.

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. There may be other opportunities available within your School or College. Review the Opportunities Within Your School/College or contact your department to find out about the other experiences that are available to you as a second-year student. You can also explore the Additional SYE Opportunities and Events section below for opportunities with upcoming application deadlines.

Study Abroad

Internships

Community Service

Work Study

Research

Job Shadowing

Conferences

Field Trips

Opportunities Within Your School/College

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.

Additional SYE Opportunities and Events

HBCU SCHOLAR RECOGNITION PROGRAM

The White House Initiative on Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Development through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) is excited to announce our HBCU Scholar Recognition Program, a student recognition program designed to honor current HBCU students for their excellence, i.e., successfully preparing to compete for top opportunities that improve standards of living in their communities.

The HBCU Scholar Recognition Program will help form the next generation of leaders who exhibit and champion HBCU excellence. The Initiative will select HBCU Scholars for their:

  • Academic Achievement: established classroom performance;
  • Civic and Campus Engagement: proven leadership to make a positive difference at their institutions and in their communities; and
  • Entrepreneurial Ethos: demonstrated character to pursue new opportunities, despite limited resources.

To learn more or to apply click here. Submission deadline: March 22, 2022.


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. Sign up for this campus to career field trip here.


CENTER FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS 

view CCD Events


THE WASHINGTON CENTER's FUNDED FEDERAL DIVERSITY INTERNSHIPS

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative (FDII)

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative (FDII) encompasses several partner Federal agencies that notify us prior to the beginning of each semester as to which agency will be hosting interns. Typically there are internships available during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Fall & Spring semesters are 15 weeks long and Summer session is 10 weeks long. For more info you can go here.


Department of Navy HBCU/MI Internship Program at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Internship Program, through the Department of Navy, is a 10 week long, research- and laboratory-based experience. Applications are due early January; STEM laboratory backgrounds desired. For more info you can go here.


STUDENT ARTS AND CULTURE INTERNSHIP

National Endowment for the Arts

Student Arts and Culture Internship for HBCUs

Site: Washington, D.C. at the headquarters of the National Endowment for the Arts

Eligibility: US Citizen or Permanent Resident; Students attending HBCUs

Click here for more info.

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


Be on the lookout for emails from sye@morgan.edu with more information about SYE and other opportunities to engage in experiential learning. And follow us on Instagram @morganstatesye for updates, videos, and photos.

 * If you require any information on the SYE webpage in an alternative format please contact Dr. Rhonda Battle at Rhonda.Battle@morgan.edu or at 443-885-4777.