DUS Group Advising Sessions

Spring 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.  


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, January 29 from 3:30 to 4:30

Sign-up here for Wednesday, March 20 from 3:30 to 4:30


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 Wednesday, January 30 from 3:30–4:30 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 twice throughout the semester. See the dates below. 

Sign-up here for Tuesday, February 5 from 3:30 to 4:30

Sign-up here for Monday, February 18 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in Pollock Cultural Lounge

Sign-up here for Wednesday, February 20 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in Earle Hall Lobby

Sign-up here for Wednesday, February 20 from 3:30 to 4:30


Marketing Your Skills to Get a Job!

Learn how to market the transferable skills to make you stand-out to employers. It will help you to identify skills that you have and how to translate those skills on your resume.

Sign-up here for Wednesday, February 6 from 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Sign-up here for Monday, April 8 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in Pollock Cultural Lounge

Sign-up here for Wednesday, April 10 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in Earle Hall Lobby


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 Tuesday, February 12 from 3:30–4:30 p.m.


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 for Monday, January 28 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in Pollock Cultural Lounge

Sign-up here for Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in Earle Hall Lobby

Sign-up here for Wednesday, February 13 from 3:30–4:30 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 Tuesday, March 12 from 3:30–4:30 p.m.


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 for Wednesday, March 13 from 3:30–4:30 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 Monday, March 18 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in Pollock Cultural Lounge

Sign-up here for Tuesday, March 19 from 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Sign-up here for Wednesday, March 20 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in 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! S

Sign-up here for Tuesday, March 26 from 3:30–4:30 p.m.