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Sophomore Success:Resources

  • 2000 Student Success Center
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3699 (office)
  • advisor@odu.edu

Advising and Transfer Programs supports the transition and overall success of students by developing and providing exemplary academic advising and practices.

  • 2202 Webb University Center
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4388 (office)
  • 800-937-6381 (cell)
  • 757-683-4955 (fax)
  • cmc@odu.edu

The Career Management Center at Old Dominion University offers a variety of programs and services through the Career Advantage Program. The Career Advantage Program (CAP) is your link to career assistance, resources, and experience. The foundation of CAP is your opportunity to gain work experience related to your major through internships, cooperative education or practical experience outside the classroom. We work with students individually, and in groups to assist with all phases of the career exploration, planning and job search process.

During your sophomore year, you should begin thinking about how your education and interests fit into life after college. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school or hoping to enter the workforce, now is the time to start gaining the experience you will need for your future. Connect with the Career Management Center so that we can help Link you to your future. Your future starts now!

  • 1063 Webb University Center
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6948 (office)
  • 757-683-6088 (fax)
  • volunteer@odu.edu

The Center for Service & Civic Engagement provides students with the opportunity to enhance their educational experience beyond the boundaries of the classroom by engaging in meaningful service to the campus and local and global communities. The center seeks to facilitate strong partnerships between the campus and local community and to promote civic engagement as a powerful tool to expand student awareness of community and societal issues. The center also commits to giving ODU students the skills necessary to facilitate democratic change and to become societal stewards advocating for the common good of the global community. This is a wonderful opportunity for sophomores looking to get more involved with service. The Sophomore Success Program partners with the Center for Service & Civic Engagement often, so keep an eye on the sophomore calendar and join the fun!

  • 1208 Virginia House
  • 4603 Elkhorn Ave.
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4283 (office)
  • 757-683-4863 (fax)
  • housing@odu.edu

During the second year of college and beyond, students bring experiences and growth from freshman year into their living communities. Sophomores often find themselves more prepared to take an active role both in the residence halls and in the campus community. A student's sophomore year can be both a challenging and anxiety-producing experience while they start to think about their future personal, academic and career goals. Take this time to connect with the sophomore class through programs, activities, and resources which promote opportunities for each student to learn from another's experience, grow as an individual, and move forward on achieving their goals and aspirations.

  • 1104 Student Success Center
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6396 (office)

The Peer Educator Program is designed to help students achieve academic success by providing mentors to help them work through personal and academic challenges, improve study and social skills, and aid in setting realistic and tangible goals. The Peer Educator Program is an excellent opportunity for all sophomores in the sense that it is available to all students. Whether you excel in an area and like to help others, or you just need a little extra help with studying, time management, or coursework, the Peer Educator Program has something for you.

The Office of Leadership and Student Involvement provides a variety of leadership opportunities for students. These include programs, retreats, services and publications to assist students and organizations in the exploration and refinement of their leadership abilities and preparation to become active citizens in the community. Sophomore year is a great time to become involved with various clubs and organizations on campus. Activity outside of the classroom is just as important as academics to future employers. The second year can be used as a stepping stone into leadership positions where you will learn essential skills that can be applied in the workforce. Be sure to check out the Emerging Monarchs Program!

  • 1208 Perry Library
  • Enrollment Services
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3683 (office)
  • 757-683-5920 (fax)

  • 2006 Dragas Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5378 (office)
  • 757-683-5196 (fax)
  • studyabroad@odu.edu

Old Dominion University encourages all students to consider studying abroad for a summer, semester, or full year as part of their academic experience. Study abroad can enhance any major by challenging students to adapt to a new academic system and to infuse their studies with a global perspective. In addition, the culture and language learning opportunities which are offered by study abroad are unparalleled. The sophomore year is the perfect time to explore your study abroad options and start planning for the adventure of a lifetime.