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Second Year Experience

The second year at Shaw University is an exciting time of reflection, growth, and continued engagement for students. Second-year students will build upon their personal, academic, and career foundations established during their first year of college. Fundamental to this process is the opportunity to participate in academic and finance workshops, social events, career fairs, volunteer in the community, receive career advisement, and the opportunity to study abroad. 

The second year marks an important transition in a student's college career. The second year experience program is designed to address the unique issues and challenges sophomores may face and provides innovative programs to assist in making a successful transition from first year to second. Our goal is to impact academic performance, promote student engagement and leadership, encourage career exploration, and ultimately increase retention and persistence at Shaw University.

Second Year Highlights

  • Monthly Sophomore Class Meetings
  • Career & Professional Development
  • Graduate & Professional School Informational
  • Second Year Spring Social

For more information, please contact Mr. GeColby Youngblood, Second Year Programs, Coordinator, at

Current students may complete the following contact form: