DUS Group Advising Sessions

Fall 2017 Sessions

What are they? Informal 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.

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

Smeal Entrance to Major Requirements

Thursday, September 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

Interested in Smeal? Have questions about how to get into a Smeal major? You're in luck! On September 7th, there will be a group advising session with the DUS Programs Coordinator for the Smeal College Business. 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.


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Time Management, Study Strategies and Involvement

Tuesday, September 19, 3—4 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

Presenters: Del Schwab and Joan Miller

If you plan to attend, please RSVP using this link: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Rezgp3053gifRP

If you have questions about the best ways to study and manage your time, there will be a group advising session on September 19 from 3-4 PM. 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.

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Schedule Planning and Academic Resources

Thursday, October 5,  3—4 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

Presenters: Courtney Karmelita and Junhow Wei

If you plan to attend, please RSVP using this link: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1U1P5sajbrVRpGZ

It's never too early to start thinking about which classes to take in the future. Knowing how to adequately plan can help take away some stress and allow you to successfully plan for a minor or concurrent major.  Come to this session and learn the basics of schedule planning. This session will also provide information on useful academic resources to help you select classes for next semester.

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Major and Career Planning

Wednesday, October 18, 4—5 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

Presenters: Kathy Garren and Lauren Granese

If you plan to attend, please RSVP using this link: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3scRbDj8Gcme1aR

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.

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DUS Students and Study Abroad

Thursday, November 2, 1—2 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

Presenters: Del Schwab and Tanja St. Pierre

If you plan to attend, please RSVP using this link: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3ltMpUgRQnQLxQh

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.

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Goal Setting and Decision Making. What Do You Want to Accomplish at Penn State?

Thursday, November 16, 2—3 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

Presenters: Kathy Garren, Irma Giannetti, and Terry Musser

If you plan to attend, please RSVP using this link: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bpH11ecZv5hhkFL

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!

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