Friday, January 28, 2011

Weekly Preview: January 28 through February 4

We'll be headed into the third week of the semester next week - it's hard to believe!

Here's what you need to pay attention to this next week:

Sunday, January 30. Learning Resource Center opens for the semester. Check the website to find out about your opportunities for (FREE) tutoring or supplemental instruction in certain courses. 10th floor, W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

Monday, January 31. ADD/DROP PERIOD ENDS. This is the last day to add or drop a course for Spring 2011 WITHOUT having a record appear on your transcript.  Click here for more information.

Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 pm. RefWorks Workshop. Learn how to manage your citations and create quick bibliographies for one paper or for your whole career. W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Room 1620.

Wednesday, February 2, 6:00 - 8:30PM. Networking Secrets from an Ex-Wallflower (A Career Connections Program). Do you dread networking and sometimes avoid it despite how critical it is to your career or business goals? Join career and business coach Val Nelson for a workshop where you'll learn the 4 secrets to networking for introverts, develop your own unique networking plan, and come away with relaxed shoulders! Register here in advance; free for current UMass students. Memorial Hall.

Wednesday, February 2, or Thursday, February 3 at 12:00 noon. Australia and New Zealand Study Abroad Info Session. These sessions are an informal chance to get all your questions answered about studying abroad Down Under. Hear about the different University options as well as internships and other experiential learning programs. Note: To Study in New Zealand or Australia in 2011, you MUST attend one of these workshops. Hills South, Room 455 (Education Abroad Advising Center).

Thursday, February 3, 2:30-3:30pm. Public Health Sciences Major Group Advising Session. If you are interested in the major or new to the major, come to a group informational session. Please e-mail Lynn Koerbel, the Program Director, if you'll be attending: 321 Arnold House

Friday, February 4. APPLICATION DEADLINE for Teach for America.

Friday, February 4, 3:30pm. Computer Science First Friday Event. All majors, minors, undeclared students and interested others are cordially invited to attend.

(Ongoing) Through the end of final exams, every Wednesday through Friday at 2:30-3:30 and every Wednesday from 4:45-5:30. Domestic Exchange Information Sessions for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Exchanges. Want to spend a semester or year at another college or university in the U.S.? Check out the list of institutions in the National Student Exchange ( and also to the University of Massachusetts Exchange Schools, which currently include UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and UMass Lowell. Students MUST attend an information session to apply (and will receive applications and all the information necessary to apply). The deadline is March 1st for FALL 2011 AND/OR SPRING 2012. (There is also a Priority Deadline of February 7th. Meeting the priority deadline does increase the chances of a student placement.) 604 Goodell.

(ongoing) BDIC (Bachelors Degree with Individual Concentration) Information Sessions for Spring 2011.
Learn about the most unique major on campus, and receive guidance on how you can design your own major. Information sessions will be held every Monday (3pm), Tuesday (1pm), Wednesday (10am), Thursday (11am), Friday (1pm) in 608 Goodell.

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