DUS Group Advising Sessions

Spring 2018 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. 

Exploration Workshop

Wednesday, January 24, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

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.

Sign-up here: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5o7mJHOYu96wcnz

Alternative dates/locations (no sign up necessary):

Wednesday, January 24 from 6–7 p.m. in 102 Johnston Commons
Thursday, January 25 from 6–7 p.m. in the Pollock Cultural Lounge

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Study Skills

Tuesday, January 30, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

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: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cBhat40pbBuPsq1

Alternative dates/locations (no sign up necessary):

Wednesday, January 31 from 6–7 p.m. in 102 Johnston Commons
Thursday, February 1 from 6–7 p.m. in the Pollock Cultural Lounge

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Major and Career Planning

Thursday, February 8, 3:00- 4:00p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

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: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_agDdLBy2p0q8Ztb

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Decision Making

Tuesday, February 13, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

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: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_87dTvSmOFp9bm85

Alternative dates/times (no sign up necessary):

Tuesday, February 13 from 6–7 p.m. in 102 Johnston Commons
Thursday, February 15 from 6–7p.m. in the Pollock Cultural Lounge 

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Smeal Entrance to Major

Wednesday, February 21, 3:00- 4:00 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

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: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dWgeFlO402hbIV

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DUS Students and Study Abroad

Monday, February 26, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

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: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0wZuK5vlsu948KN

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Sophomore Schedule Planning

Wednesday, March 14, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Grange Building Lobby

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: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6RMjgQulOF4NRC5

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First-year Schedule Planning

Wednesday, April 4, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall (East)

Thursday, April 5, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Commons

This session will provide scheduling information for first-year students to help you track your progress towards entrance to major and your academics goals.  

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