SYE Welcome Back PicSYE began the year with our annual Welcome Back Bash in the HSC Ballroom on August 30th from 11am-1pm. We had 15+ tables representing School Programs such as the College of Nursing and the College of Engineering. We also had departments showcasing their offerings for second-year students such as Education Abroad and Student Involvement and Leadership. All enjoyed a catered lunch and many opportunities to learn more about the UAB community.

SYE also had our Mentoring Dinner Kick-off this past week, and we have 80 Junior Mentors and 80 Second-year Mentees. The primary goal of the SYE Mentoring Program is to provide mentoring support and a sustaining relationship to achieve the following:

  1. Assist second-year students in successfully navigating their second year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  2. Assist in increasing the retention of second-year students by providing a consistent and stable contact to serve as a resource.
  3. Stay connected with students to encourage them to improve their academic performance by seeking out and utilizing available academic support services and resources.
  4. Maintain a stable support system for students to avoid the “sophomore slump.” Offer encouragement for student’s personal growth and development in college.

The program will have our Mentor/Mentee social this month and will work on continuously improving to better the second-year student experience at UAB.

 Upcoming September and October events include:

  • Education Abroad
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • 5:00 – 6:00PM
  • Hill Student Center, Ballroom A
  • How to Get Involved Your Second Year
    • Monday, September 24, 2018
    • 5:00 - 6:00 PM
    • Upper RLC SYE Office
  • LEAD - What makes a great leader?
    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 5:30 - 6:30 PM
    • Upper RLC SYE Office
  • Engineering Internship Workshop
    • Thursday, October 4, 2018
    • 5:00PM - 6:00PM
    • Hill Student Center, Room 316
  • Control the Controllables Your Second Year Option 1
    • Wednesday, October 24th 2018
    • 4:00PM - 5:00PM
    • SYE Office in the Blazer Upper level RLC
  • Business Internship Workshop
    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 5:00PM - 6:00PM
    • New Collat School of Business
  • Control the Controllables Your Second Year Option 2
    • Monday, October 29th 2018
    • 2:30PM - 3:30PM
    • SYE Office in the Blazer Upper level RLC