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Second-Year Student Resources

Academic Program Guides

Academic major guides provide specific information for each major offered at UT. You can research a specific major to find out career and salary information, and you can read about special programs and highlights for majors.  These guides are especially helpful if you are in your second year and are still exploring possible majors or remain undecided.

Career Services

On the career services website, you can find information on internship and job opportunities both on and off campus through Hire-a-Vol. You can also further explore major and career opportunities by taking one of their career assessments or speaking with a career counselor. The What Can I Do With This Major? website is also a terrific resource when exploring major and career options.

Center for Leadership & Service

The mission of the Center for Leadership & Service is to educate and engage all students to lead and serve the global community. Further develop your leadership skills or serve those in need by participating in the many opportunities available on campus or in the community!  Stop by their Resource Room in the UC, room 315, to learn more about getting connected.

College Scholars

If you are a highly motivated, academically talented student who cannot attain your academic and career goals through the traditional requirements and structure of the College, College Scholars may be for you! Visit this website for more information on developing your own, specialized major through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Go: get inVOLved

Enrich your undergraduate experience by getting involved in a campus organization. This website provides a directory of all the organizations available on campus.

Office of Multicultural Student Life 

This office service to promote diversity and inclusion of all university students in order to impact societal equality on a local, state and global level.

In addition to the many service and leadership opportunities available within the Office of Multicultural Student Life, you can also contact this office for assistance in tutoring or attend one of their VOLS Success Seminars.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity that allows you the ability to broaden your worldview and help you succeed in a more globalized society. Many students study abroad as early as their second year, so we suggest you meet with a programs abroad coordinator very early in your academic career to explore all options available to you.

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Through the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, you can find out how to apply to nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, such as the Truman, Rhodes, Marshall or Fullbright. Staff will work with you to determine what fellowship would best fit your interests and assist you through the application process.

Student Success Center

The SSC sophomore website offers information on leadership opportunities you can participate in during your second year. Learn more about becoming a Supplemental Instruction leader or a Peer Mentor for First Year Studies.


Don’t forget tutoring is available if you need additional assistance in your classes.  Check out the Student Success Center website for their online tutoring database. This database shows you all tutoring options at UT. You can also visit the Office of Multicultural Student Life tutoring website for additional information on tutoring services.  Many departments offer free assistance in their courses, such as the Math Tutorial Center, so be sure to check with them to inquire about assistance. The Writing Center will also provide you individualized assistance for all of your writing needs.

Undergraduate Research

You are in the process of transitioning into your major of choice. Take advantage of the opportunities available within your major and explore the possibility of working with faculty by assisting in their research. The Office of Undergraduate Research is a great place to get connected!