DUS News - April 15, 2019

Summer Opportunities

With summer fast approaching, you may be thinking more about how you are going to spend your time over the next three months. Local summer internships, part-time jobs, and volunteer work are great ways to remain productive and get experience over the summer, all while building up your bank of transferable skills. To learn more about how to obtain local summer internships, part-time jobs, and volunteer work, Career Services Drop-In Counseling is a great resource! Career Services at the campuses is also available to assist you!

Declaring Your Major...also known as ...Update Academics

If you have reached a decision about your choice of major and meet the qualifications to enter that major, you can use "Update Academics" in LionPATH to process a change into your major. Be aware, the "Update Academics" function on LionPATH will be turned off during finals week and turned back on in early May. Students who are completing their sophomore year need to be moving out of DUS.

General Education Planning Tool

Attention first-year students (anyone who entered Penn State during Summer 2018 or later): need help planning what General Education courses to schedule? The General Education Planning Tool is designed specifically for you! Use this tool to plan your General Education credits to increase the value of your education and to be more effective and deliberate in your choices. Keep in mind that this resource is a planning tool only. It does not replace meeting with your adviser or the degree audit system. Use the tool to find appropriate courses then schedule an appointment with your adviser.

Important Dates: 
  • April 8–17
    - Fall 2019 registration for most DUS students
  • April 26 (Fri)
    - Withdrawal Deadline and Last Day of Classes
  • April 29 - May 3
    - Final Exams

More events at dus.psu.edu/calendar.

Resource Spotlight: 

The Undergraduate Bulletin has undergone a major upgrade, and now includes a way to filter for programs by interests, suggested academic plans, and career information. Check it out! https://bulletins.psu.edu/undergraduate/

Events and Announcements: 
Need Resume Help?
University Park

A representative from the Business Career Center will hold drop-in hours in the Grange Building every Wednesday from 12:30–2:30 p.m. Stop by for tips on resumes, cover letters, career events, and resources. They will also be in the HUB on Mondays from 12:30–2:30 p.m. These opportunities will start on March 13 and go through April 24. No Appointment needed. For assistance at other campuses, visit your campus career center

Free Wellness Services Available
University Park

Health Promotion and Wellness is now offering free Wellness Services for students. The services are designed to help students increase knowledge and learn new skills that contribute to healthy behaviors and academic success.  Services are available for:

  • Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health
  • Nutrition/Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Sleep
  • Stress (Relaxation and Time Management)

Each service includes three 1-hour sessions and are held in the Wellness Suite, Room 20 IM Building. Trained peer educators deliver the services. Schedule an appointment by calling 814.863.0461 or by using the myUHS page. For students who are unable to make it to University Park, call in appointments as well as Skype/Zoom appointments are available.