Rising STARR Sophomore Program
We help students develop career competencies which will help them to achieve their career goals
About
The Rising STARR Sophomore Program (RSSP) was recognized with the Alva C. Cooper Award in 2013. The program was created to encourage students from all majors and interests to gain a head start in their career development while also meeting the increasing demands in the marketplace to identify and develop early leaders.

Sophomores will "Discover and Connect" with the Starr Career Development Center for a full academic year by participating in an intensive leadership development program. While the first year in college is focused on transitioning into college, sophomores can use their second year by maximizing their resources on campus. Sophomores will be given the opportunity to engage in activities that develop their communication, leadership and team work skills.

The program will help students explore major and career interests and prepare them for work and leadership roles by providing a set of interdisciplinary, structured on and off campus learning experiences. Students will engage in programming designed specifically for RSSP. This programming will develop a student's verbal/communication skills, teamwork, networking skills, time-management, and overall confidence. Many students develop more clarity around the type of work they'd like to pursue.
Passport to Partnership
Passport to Partnership (P2P) was created to encourage sophomores and juniors intending to major in Accounting to gain a head start in their career development while also meeting the increasing demands in the marketplace to identify and develop early leaders. This program is open to students entering their sophomore and junior years. Students will engage in many activities with RSSP students, while also having the opportunity to gain exposure to accounting firms, faculty and topics.
Benefits
  • Expand your network
  • Increase your support system
  • Increase self awareness
  • Increase responsibility for own career planning
  • Showcase markeatable skills
  • Gain better understanding & confidence in the job seeking process
  • Increase chances for successful employment
Eligibility
  • All majors are eligible
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Rising Sophomore and Junior (for Passport to Partnership)
  • Full time or part time Baruch student
Application Requirements
  • Application form
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • College transcript
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