Friday, April 1, 2011

Weekly Preview: April 1 - April 8

Are you preparing for Fall 2011?  We're here to help!

Registration for Fall classes begins on Monday, April 11 for Sophomores. Check your SPIRE account now to see when your enrollment appointment is. Make an appointment to meet with an advisor well before this time to get advice on classes.  Print out the Advising Meeting Checklist and bring it with you to your appointment.

Dean’s Drop In Hours are not for course selection assistance.

Visit the Academic Advising Link in the Library Learning Commons to meet with peer advisors to get advice on classes, ask questions about majors, get help using SPIRE and to review your Academic Requirements Report (ARR).

Five College Pre-Registration is Monday March 28 – Friday April 15. These dates are separate from your UMass enrollment appointment. Registration forms are available through SPIRE under Enrollment. You will also be able to register during UMass Add/Drop in the Fall. Browse the Five College Course Catalog and visit the UMass Five College Interchange website to learn more.

Tuesday, April 5

Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, a panel discussion as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Campus Center, Room 917. Come learn how professionals in the financial industry made it to where they are today. Learn about career options in finance and how to take the necessary steps to get to where you want to be. Panel members: Michale Tucker, CEO Greenfield Cooperative Bank; Dan McKenna, Principal Profits; David Floreen, Senior Vice President Massachusetts Bankers Association.

Wednesday, April 6 

RefWorks Workshop, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 1620 (16th floor).  Learn how to use RefWorks, Write-N-Cite and RefShare to streamline your research and paper writing. This is the last workshop of the semester.

Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday April 6
Isenberg School Of Management Information Sessions

Sessions for current UMass students interested in applying to the BBA (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations Management), Hospitality & Tourism Management or Sport Management majors will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 5, 2010 5:30 pm ISOM 206
Wednesday, April 6, 2010 5:30 pm ISOM 206
For more information, please contact the Isenberg Programs Office in ISOM 206 (413) 545-5610.  The application deadline is May 1 at 5:00pm.

Sessions for current UMass students interested in applying to the Resource Economics major will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 5 11:15 am Stockbridge 201
Wednesday, April 6 5:30 pm Stockbridge 201
Note: In order to register for Fall 2011 courses as a Resource Economics major, students must complete an on-line Statement of Interest by April 15.

Thursday, April 7

Making Connections: The 2011 Internships, Jobs, and Social Change Fair, 5:30-7:00pm, Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union.  Network with STPECAfro-Am, the Labor Center, and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies  Alumni/ae.  Du Bois Department and STPEC alumna Shannon Magee (class of '96, '97G), who cut red tape on two continents to open a school for girls in Ghana in 2006, is our featured speaker at the Career Fair. She will discuss how Afro-American Studies prepared her for her post-UMass experiences and activities. She comes to UMass with two Ghanaian students at the schools she founded and a video production team at work on a documentary about the schools. For more details, see "Bringing Change to Ghana: Alumna Shannan Magee opens a school for girls".

Friday, April 8

Public Health Sciences Open House Poster Internship Fair, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Arnold Lobby. As part of National Public Health Week, the Public Health Sciences program hold an Open House Poster Internship Fair. Students will be on hand to answer questions about their internships. The event is designed to provide information to students in the public health major such as what internships are available, what students learn, and the value of practice-based learning.


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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