DUS News - December 3, 2018

Places to Study

With finals week just around the corner, you may be ready to put in some extra time to prepare for the last exams, projects, and papers of the semester. But where is the best place to do this? One of the first study spots to consider is the library. In addition to group study rooms, the library also provides quiet study and lounge areas. There are also many other study spots around campus. No matter where you study though, make sure to practice good study habits as well! 

Withdrawal Deadline Friday

If you’re doing poorly in most or all of your classes, talk to an academic adviser as soon as possible about your options. Withdrawal from fall semester might be appropriate for you, but it’s a serious decision and should be discussed with family members as well as Student Aid and your adviser. The deadline to withdraw is this Friday, December 7. 

You also have the option to take a Leave of Absence for future semesters. Next week’s DUS News will have more information on this. 

Important Dates: 
  • December 7 (Fri)
    - Last day of classes
    - Withdrawal Deadline
  • December 10-14
    - Final Exams. Good luck!
  • January 7 (Mon)
    - First Day of Classes Spring 2019

More events at dus.psu.edu/calendar.

Resource Spotlight: 
Stress relief resources

Are your upcoming Final Exams/Projects stressing you out? Check out some of the following resources from the DUSuccess site that might help:

Events and Announcements: 
Spark Program
University Park

Interested in doing research or possibly studying abroad at some point in your academic career? Consider applying for the Spark Program. SPARK is a 7-week educational experience discussing funded opportunities for research or study abroad. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to help them take ownership of their undergraduate career and become competitive applicants, as well as leaders in their fields. Presenters include Penn State’s current and past fellowship recipients and key faculty on campus. Dinner is provided at every session/presentation.

Topics include: 

  • Undergraduate research and internships
  • Leadership and civic engagement
  • Working with faculty
  • Writing a personal statement

Application deadline is January 11, 2018. Learn more at ufo.psu.edu/spark.

Development and Alumni Relations Summer Internship
University Park and Altoona

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations Summer Internship Program is an eleven-week program for students or recent graduates interested in learning more about a career in fundraising and nonprofit work. This experience immerses selected individual in the workings of a development office at Penn State’s University Park campus. It enables participants to learn about the fundraising profession while gaining firsthand experience assisting the operations of a development office. By coupling hands-on work with traditional classroom learning, the internship is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and the skills to embark on a career in higher education development or nonprofit work.

Applications for the 2019 internship are now open! Applications are due January 2, 2019. Apply below to our positions at the University Park and Altoona campuses. 

More Information | Apply for the University Park position or Altoona position

Sponsored by the Division of Development and Alumni Relations.