SophoMORE Connections

SophoMORE Connections is an exclusive career conference offered to second-year students during winter break.

This year, Career Services is looking forward to welcoming students on January 21 and 22, 2022.

Join more than 80 Colgate alumni for this two-day event specifically for sophomores. Engage in workshops, alumni panels, and networking events to identify and explore your career areas of interest. We’re bringing in our best resources to help you think about the most pressing questions you’re facing.

This event, food, and housing are provided for all registered sophomore students.

2022 Schedule

Friday, January 21

  • LinkedIn Headshots (by appointment): 1:45–3:15 p.m.
  • Student Check-In: 2–3:15 p.m. (Benton Hall)
  • Kick-Off Session: 3:30–4 p.m.
  • Skill-Building Session One (Developing Your Personal Pitch): 4:15–5 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:15–6 p.m.
  • Virtual Networking Reception: 6–7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 22

  • Breakfast: 8–9:45 a.m.
  • Industry Panels One: 10–10:50 a.m.
  • Industry Panels Two: 11–11:50 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12–12:45 p.m.
  • Skill-Building Session Two (Advanced Networking): 12:45–1:30 p.m.
  • Industry Panels Three: 1:45–2:35 p.m.
  • Skill-Building Session Three (Finding an Internship or Summer Experience): 2:45–3:30 p.m.


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Past Keynote Speakers


Jon Sendach '98

Jon Sendach ’98
Executive Director, North Shore University Hospital


jon lopez

Jon Lopez ’06
Sports photographer and cinematographer


Clarissa Shah

Clarissa Shah ’10
Commercial Sales Attorney at LinkedIn



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Amy Dudley ’06
Chief Spokesperson, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative



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Jamil Jude ’09
Artistic Programming Associate, Park Square Theater



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Sian-Pierre Regis ’06
Pop-Culture/Millennial Issues Contributor at HLN, Founder of Swagger