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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 


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:  Complete Part II: Experiential Learning Plan 2 (ELP 2): Engage

                 Engage in your out-of-classroom experience

REFLECT: Reflect on the experience.

                Complete Part III: Experiential Learning Plan 3 (ELP 3): Reflect.



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 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. You can also explore the Additional SYE Opportunities and Events section below for opportunities with upcoming application deadlines.

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.

Additional SYE Opportunities and Events

HBCU Futures Conference

HBCU Futures Conference

HBCU Futures Conference

Register today: https://hbcufutures2021.splashthat.com/



For more infomation visit: https://lapentainternship.smapply.io/prog/2022_the_william_m_lapenta_noaa_student_internship_program/

For other NOAA Student Opportunites: https://www.noaa.gov/education/opportunities/students




Federal Diversity Internship Initiative (FDII)

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative (FDII) encompasses several partner Federal agencies that notify us prior to the beginning of each semester as to which agency will be hosting interns. Typically there are internships available during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Fall & Spring semesters are 15 weeks long and Summer session is 10 weeks long. For more info you can go here.

Department of Navy HBCU/MI Internship Program at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Internship Program, through the Department of Navy, is a 10 week long, research- and laboratory-based experience. Applications are due early January; STEM laboratory backgrounds desired. For more info you can go here .


National Endowment for the Arts

Student Arts and Culture Internship for HBCUs

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

Eligibility: US Citizen or Permanent Resident; Students attending HBCUs

Click here for more info.

Images and Videos of SYE 

Students Reflect on their SYE Opportunities

SYE Student Reflection 

SYE Student Reflection

Photography Session with John Clark Mayden - February 11th 2020

Event Recap

Alliyah Dabo's article reflection of the photography session conducted by John Clark Mayden.

Study Abroad - Guatemala - 2019

Study Abroad

Christian Jones' study aborad trip with Morgan State in 2019

Study Abroad - Trinidad & Tobago - Summer 2019

Study Abroad

Chyanne Cook's study abroad trip with Morgan State during the 2019 summer.

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.