Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekly Preview: February 20-26

As we head into the last week of February, here are some events you might want to consider attending:

Monday, February 22 at 4:00 pm. OR Friday, February 26 at 1:00 pm.  Australia/New Zealand Study Abroad Information Session.  Interested in studying abroad in Australia or New Zealand? Come to one of these mandatory sessions to find out more information about available programs.  Hills (South), Education Abroad Advising Center (Room 455)

Tuesday, February 23, 4:45 pm. OR Wednesday, February 24 at 4:45pm OR Friday, February 26 at 2:30 pm.  Domestic Exchange Information Sessions.  Choose from over 180 schools throughout the US, Puerto Rice, Guam and the US Virgin Islands!  Apply NOW for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011; Final Deadline Monday, March 1st.  615 Goodell.

Tuesday, February 23, 5:30 pm.  UMass Amherst Alumni Event: Network Your Way to Success.  At this session with John Turnberg '89, you will learn:  How to search the web to learn what the career landscape looks like; how to maximize internet searches to find actual jobs and internships; how to best use online and in-person networking to make valuable connections; and how to build a resume that reflects your employable skills. Memorial Hall.

Wednesday, February 24 6:00-7:00 pm. Writing Placement.  All undergraduates at UMass Amherst must satisfy the first year writing requirement (College Writing, Englwrit 112) in order to complete the bachelor’s degree.  The Writing Placement, which can only be taken one time, is the mechanism whereby students are placed into College Writing.  If you did not take the Writing Placement at your orientation or since your enrollment, you can take it February 24 or March 30 or April 29.  Bartlett 302

Thursday, February 25, 4:00pm.  Student Panel: Majors Exploration.  Hear from your peers - a panel of students - regarding how they discovered and declared their majors.  Students for the 2/25 program represent these majors: SOM, Resource Economics, English, Psychology, and the Education minor.  Note: a parallel program will be held 3/31, with student panelists representing BDIC, Economics, Communication, Biology, and Certificate programs.  Refreshments will be served.

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