DUS News

DUS News - September 20, 2021

Preparing for the Hybrid Career Fair

Preparing to attend the career fair for the first time can be overwhelming. With over 400 employers expected to attend Fall Career Days this year, it is important to prepare before the fair, know what to expect during the fair, and strategize for success after the fairPenn State Career Services is a great resource for taking on the career fair with confidence. They offer career counselingprep workshops, and more. Check out your campus career office to take advantage of similar programs and opportunities for support. Students from all campuses and colleges are welcome to attend!

Take Action if You Received a Warning From an Instructor

Instructors were asked to provide you with feedback about your progress in their courses. If you received positive feedback, keep up the good work! If you received a warning, please take action! In that case, your instructor has noticed that you are not doing something they expect for success in their course and has taken the time to draw your attention to this concern. You need to make some change to what you are doing in response to this warning. If you’re not sure what you need to do differently, talk to your instructor, TA, or academic adviser as soon as possible so you have a chance to recover your grade before you’re in too deep.

Important Dates: 
Resource Spotlight: 
Career Services

Discover and work toward a meaningful career pathway by using Penn State Career Services!

Resources include:

  • Career Counseling and Coaching
  • Resume Reviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Workshops and Career Fairs
  • Nittany Lion Career Network and On-Campus Recruiting
  • Career Decision Making and Job Search Courses
  • Career Resource Library
  • …And more!


Events and Announcements: 
Join Lion Scouts
All Campuses

Do you love Penn State? Do you want to share your love for the University and your experience with prospective students? Join Lion Scouts! Lion Scouts is Penn State’s largest student tour guide organization. Walking backwards since 1985, they work under the Undergraduate Admissions Office to assist with recruitment efforts and give tours of campus.

To apply and learn more, visit the Lion Scouts website  or email lionscoutsrecruitment@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

The deadline to apply is September 24, at 11:59 p.m.

Group Advising Sessions
University Park

DUS will be holding Group Advising Sessions throughout the fall semester as a way to discuss popular advising topics with groups of students. These sessions are open to all DUS students and will help you to learn more about the topic and to ask questions in a friendly, open environment. For more information on each session, including dates and times, visit https://dus.psu.edu/group-advising. All sessions are held in the Grange Building Lobby, unless otherwise listed on the website. Some sessions have multiple dates and locations available.

Fall 2021 Sessions

All sessions are at 4:00 p.m. ET and held in the Grange Building Lobby. (Note: masks will be required, regardless of vaccination status). 

September 23: Undergraduate Research 101

Please register in advance for the September 23 session.

October 21: Interested in Smeal?

Please register in advance for the October 21 session.

October 28: Explore and Find the Right Major for You

Please register in advance for the October 28 session.

Explore the College of Engineering
University Park

Interested in a major in the College of Engineering? There are several ways for you to learn about majors in the college. You can attend a virtual major night, in which you can view a presentation by faculty and current students and learn about the major, typical coursework, and potential career paths. Note that the linked website states that attendance is required. This is only a requirement if you are enrolled in EDSGN 100. These events are open to all students considering an engineering major, not just students enrolled in EDSGN 100. We chose to link to this site to show all available sessions. You can attend one or all sessions. The choice is yours!

Don't have time to visit the virtual major nights? Check out the series of 5-minute videos highlighting each major with current faculty, students, and alum who are working in their respective industries. These are great resources for students when looking at the differences between majors. 

Quick Question Advising
University Park

Have a question that can be resolved in a short 5–10 minute conversation? Join us for quick question advising via Zoom on the dates and times below. Some of these topics include: discussing adding/dropping courses within deadlines; getting a form signed; using LionPATH; reviewing entrance-to-major requirements; learning about general education information not related to schedule planning; and transferring credits. Quick question advising is not intended for in-depth conversations.

For students enrolled in DUS:

Click here for Quick Question Advising via Zoom - Please note that a DUS Adviser is only available during the times listed below. All times are Eastern Time. 

Mondays 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 9:00–11:00 a.m. 
Wednesdays 9:00–11:00 a.m. 
Thursdays 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Fridays No Quick Question Advising

For students not enrolled in DUS:

DUS Advising for Fall Semester
University Park

There are three ways you can talk with a DUS adviser at University Park (Note: DUS students at other campuses should check how advising services are being offered where you are):

  • 20–30 minute scheduled appointment with your assigned adviser over Zoom.
  • Quick question advising with any DUS adviser over Zoom. No appointment is needed. Quick question advising will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00–3:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00–11:00 a.m. You can find the link to the Zoom room on the DUS appointments webpage.
  • Email your assigned adviser.
Mobile Food Ordering
University Park

Looking to get food on campus but don't want to venture out and wait in line? Penn State Eats, the online food and drink app is now available through the Penn State Go app. Skip the line and order all your favorites. 

It's easy, here's how:

  1. Go to the Penn State Go app
  2. Go to Dining
  3. Go to Penn State Eats and order

No lines or waiting, fast, easy, and contactless. Enjoy! For more information and available locations, visit the Penn State Food Services website

Follow Us on Instagram
All Campuses

The Division of Undergraduate Studies is on Instagram! Follow us @PennState_DUS to see student/alumni stories, academic tips, events, announcements, and more. Share your own DUS story with us using #PennStateDUS for the chance to be featured.