DUS Group Advising Sessions

Fall 2018 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.  For all sessions, you can sign-up here.


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 multiple times throughout the semester. See the dates below. Sign-up here.

Thursday, September 6, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 6:00–7:00 p.m. (H127 Earle Hall, East Halls)

Tuesday, September 25, 3:004:00 p.m.

Monday, October 15, 2:303:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6, 3:004:00 p.m.

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Smeal Entrance to Major

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 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.

Tuesday, September 11, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:00–7:00 p.m. (H127 Earle Hall, East Halls)

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Study Skills and Time Management

This session will go over how successful students take notes, prepare for exams, and write papers. This session will also discuss how to find students with similar interests and make friends who will help you be academically successful. Sign-up here.

Wednesday, September 19, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

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Marketing Your Transferable Skills

Learn how to market the transferable skills to make you stand-out to employers. Sign-up here.

Friday, October 5, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

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Schedule Planning

This session is intended to assist sophomores in the schedule planning process, including planning for minors and concurrent majors. This session will also provide information on useful academic resources to help you select classes for next semester. Sign-up here.

Friday, October 12, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:00–7:00 p.m. (H127 Earle Hall, East Halls)

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Constructing Your Story: Minors, Involvement, Internships, and more

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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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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.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:00–7:00 p.m. (H127 Earle Hall, East Halls)

Thursday, October 25, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

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Goal Setting and Decision Making

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.

Thursday, November 1, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

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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.

Thursday, November 29, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

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