DUS Group Advising Sessions
Spring 2021 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 currently held via Zoom unless otherwise noted. See descriptions for details.
*All sessions have limited seating, so please sign up early.
Tools for Success: How to be a Successful Online Student
Want to start the semester off on the right foot? Learn about techniques and resources you can use to set you up for success for the new semester, especially in an online environment.
When: Tuesday, January 26 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.
DUS Success Series: Student Loans 101
Presented by the Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center
Learn about the different kinds of loans, which loans to avoid, and repayment strategies.
When: Thursday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom.
How to Get Involved: Get Engaged from the Start
Wondering how to get engaged with campus opportunities? Learn about how to engage in clubs/student organizations, research, service and other engagement opportunities at Penn State.
When: Tuesday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.
DUS Success Series: Searching for and Applying for Scholarships
Presented by Eric Doberstein from the Office of Student Aid
Learn where, and how, to search for scholarships, and discover how to increase your likelihood of attaining the scholarships you apply for.
When: Thursday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom.
DUS Success Series: Leverage Your Involvement
Presented by Career Services
Learn how to leverage your student involvement into internships (and jobs)!
When: Thursday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom.
DUS Success Series: Fellowships 101
Presented by Curtis Price from the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
Fellowships are another excellent way to earn money to pay for college and graduate school. Discover the opportunities available to you through Penn State and learn how to be competitive in the application process.
When: Thursday, February 18 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Interested in Smeal?
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 provide 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.
When: Tuesday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Explore and Find the Right Major for You
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.
When: Tuesday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Everything you need to know about the NEW alternative grading policy
Have questions about the Alternative Grading policy for Spring 2021? This workshop will help to explain how you can make decisions about opting into alternative grades and how it can affect Entrance-to-Major requirements, graduation and other considerations.
When: Tuesday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.
When: Thursday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom