DUS Group Advising Sessions

Fall 2019 Sessions

What are they? Advising sessions with groups of students to discuss popular advising topics.

Who’s invited? All DUS students.

Why attend? To learn more about the topic/college and to ask questions in a friendly, open environment.

Where? All sessions are held in Grange Building unless otherwise noted. See descriptions for details.

*All sessions have limited seating, so please sign up early.  


Interested in Smeal?

Have questions about how to get into a Smeal major? This session will review the Smeal entrance-to-major requirements, as well as the process for entering Smeal majors. This session will also show you helpful tools, such as GPA predictors and the “what if report,” for making sure that you are on track to complete your entrance requirements.

Feel free to come with questions about different Smeal majors and entrance-to-major requirements. 

Sign-up here for Tuesday, September 10, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Commons

Sign-up here for Wednesday, September 25, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall Lobby

Sign-up here for Thursday, October 3, 1:30–2:30 p.m.


Exploration Workshop

Unsure of your major? Don't know where to start your exploration? This session will provide you with tools and resources to explore possible majors and help you to evaluate potential majors. Due to high demand, this session will be offered three times throughout the semester. See the dates below. 

Sign-up here for Wednesday, September 116:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall Lobby

Sign-up here for Tuesday, September 24, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Commons

Sign-up here for Tuesday, October 22, 2:00–3:00 p.m.


Standing Out: Choosing Minors & Involvement Opportunities

Learn about opportunities to construct your academic story to help you explore, select meaningful classes, gain leadership skills, build a network, and get involved. 

Sign-up here for Thursday, September 12, 2:00–3:00 p.m.


Improve Your Study Skills

Want to get better grades?  Feeling a need to change up your study methods?  This session will focus on how successful students plan and study.  Specific research-based study strategies will be presented along with tips to avoid procrastination.  Helpful information and resources to better manage your time will also be shared.  Due to high demand, this session will be offered twice throughout the semester.

Sign-up here for Tuesday, September 24, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Sign-up here for Tuesday, October 29, 2:00–3:00 p.m.



What Gen Eds Do I Need?

This session will cover the new general education requirements for first-year students. Students will learn how to select meaningful general education classes and track their progress towards requirements.

Sign-up here for Tuesday, October 8, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Commons

Sign-up here for Thursday, October 17, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Sign-up here for Wednesday, October 23, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall Lobby


Afraid of Choosing the Wrong Major?

Are you afraid of choosing the wrong major? Do you consider yourself indecisive? Join us for a hands-on workshop to explore how to set goals and make decisions about your education (and beyond).  Learn about why people are undecided; how setting goals will help you achieve more; and begin making good decisions! 

Sign-up here for Wednesday, October 9, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall Lobby

Sign-up here for Tuesday, October 22, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Commons

Sign-up here for Tuesday, December 3, 3:30–4:30 p.m.


Major and Career Planning

Planning your education is not the same as planning your entire life. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the myth of major to career connection, including how the meaning behind a major choice is more important than the title of a major itself. We explore how various majors across all colleges can lead to different career paths, and how you can enhance your time at Penn State with academic and co-curricular experiences, ultimately leading to your unique definition of success. 

Sign-up here for Thursday, October 10, 3:00–4:00 p.m.


DUS Students and Study Abroad

What are the benefits of studying abroad? Do all majors support students who want to study abroad? How might the courses you take abroad fit into different majors’ requirements? This session will address how DUS student can prepare to study abroad, resources available to learn more about studying abroad, and how studying abroad can fit into an individual’s academic path. 

Sign-up here for Tuesday, November 19, 2:00–3:00 p.m.