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Welcome Second Year Students!


The Second Year Experience (SYE) program is designed to engage all students returning to Morgan State for the second year in out-of-classroom (experiential) learning opportunities to enhance their career readiness skills. By engaging in experiential learning opportunities such as internships, job shadowing, campus to career field trips, study abroad, etc. you are able to acquire the soft skills employers desire. Soft skills include communication, self-motivation, leadership, responsibility, teamwork, problem-solving, flexibility, negotiation and conflict, and time management. 

MSU Second Year Experience (SYE) video 


Steps to Engage in an Experiential Learning Opportunity

Step 1: Meet with your SYE advisor (your advisor from FR year) to discuss interests and opportunities.

            Complete Part I: Experiential Learning Plan 1 (ELP 1): Getting Started.

Step 2: Complete Part II: Experiential Learning Plan 2 (ELP 2): Reporting Form.

Step 3: Engage in your out-of-classroom experience.      

Step 4: Complete Part III: Experiential Learning Plan 3 (ELP 3): Reflection.

Step 5: Create and email a short video/photo of your experience to sye@morgan.edu.


Experiential Learning Opportunity Steps

EXPLORE: Meet with your SYE Coach to explore interests and opportunities.

                 Complete Part I: Experiential Learning Plan 1 (ELP 1): Explore.

ENGAGE: Engage in your out-of-classroom experience.

REFLECT: Reflect on the experience.

                Complete Part II: Experiential Learning Plan 2 (ELP 2): Reflect.

 More information coming soon!

Types of Experiential Learning Opportunities

As a second-year student, you will engage in at least one out-of-classroom activity/experience. This activity can include a study abroad trip to any country across the globe, volunteer work with our community partners, an internship through the Center for Career Development, or a campus to career field trip during your the fall, winter, spring, or summer of your second year.

For a list of experiential learning opportunities within a specific category click on the category below that interests you or feel free to explore the available opportunities HERE. This is not an exhaustive list. There may be other opportunities available within your School or College. Review the Opportunities Within Your School/College or contact your department to find out about the other experiences that are available to you as a second-year student.

Study Abroad         Internships            Community Service
Work Study Research Job Shadowing
Leadership Conferences  Field Trips

Opportunities Within Your School/College

School of Social Work * Field Education

School of Global Journalism and Communication WMUR Radio * Bear TV

School of Engineering Student Work Experience Program

School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences * Student Programs * Research

School of Community Health and Policy * Funded Research and Programs

School of Business and Management * Internships and Jobs

School of Architecture and Planning * Community Engagement

School of Education and Urban Studies * Second Year Experience Opportunities

College of Liberal Arts

Contact your school/college for additional opportunities that may be available to second-year students.

Other SYE Opportunities


National Endowment for the Arts

Student Arts and Culture Internship for HBCUs

Expected Dates: Summer 2019, which can be extended to fall 2019, winter 2020, spring 2020 or year-round

Site: Washington, D.C. at the headquaters of the National Endowment for the Arts

Eligibility: US Citizen or Permanent Resident; Students attending HBCUs

Click here for more info.



Bmore Abroad


Deepen your engagement. Connect with other students. Make a difference in Baltimore.

•Create social change,

•Receive support as you work with other students to engage with the community,

•Learn social entrepreneurship and leadership skills,

•Build connections, and

•Become the next generation of civic leaders.

What is the Baltimore Collegetown Fellowship Program?
An opportunity to be innovative while exploring and learning more about Baltimore. This program is designed for 40 students who have a passion for community engagement.
It's designed for someone like you.

How it Works:
Fellows will participate in a Fall 2019 semester Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership course and additional retreats throughout the year. Click here for a full list of program requirements and dates.

Apply Today!
Applications are due March 31. Need more information? Get inspired by our alumni, learn more about the program, and ask questions by contacting Baltimore Collegetown. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION!


Lockheed Martin

The Lockheed Martin Scholarship Program application opens on January 15th 2019. Lockheed Martin internship opportunities will be available for students beginning their sophomore year of college, and mentorships will also be built into the program.

SYE Mobile App

A personalized interactive app for you, a second-year student, to explore the numerous experiential learning opportunities right at your fingertips.

To download the SYE App: TransitioningU

STEP 1: Go to Google Play Store or App Store and download: TransitioningU

STEP 2: Enter your MSU Email as your username and password1 as your temporary password.

Images from SYE Events

MSU Influencers Closing Ceremony - January 31st, 2019

MSU Influencers

Some second years students completed their SYE requirement by participating in MSU Influencers.

Campus to Career Field Trip to Reginal F. Lewis Museum - February 7th, 2019

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Campus to Career Field Trip to WBAL-TV - November 13th, 2018

Campus to Career Field Trip to Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL) - September 28th, 2018

PEARL Group Photo   pearl

SYE Opportunities Fair - October 9th, 2018 

SYE SWAG given away at the SYE Opportunities Fair


SYE Students Engaging with Representatives from Organizations at the SYE Opportunities Fair



Be on the lookout for emails from sye@morgan.edu with more information about SYE and other opportunities to engage in experiential learning. And follow us on Instagram @morganstatesye for updates, videos, and photos.

 * If you require any information on the SYE webpage in an alternative format please contact   Dr. Rhonda Battle at rhonda.battle@morgan.edu or at 443-885-4777.