Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekly Preview: October 29 - November 2

The next R1 (Tier 1) Basic Math Skills Exemption Test will be given on Monday, October 29 at 6:30pm in Marcus 131.  The R1 requirement cannot be satisfied through the Math Placement Exam. Passing the R1 exam (at least 12 out of 20 correct) will satisfy the R1 requirement for graduation but will not result in the awarding of any credits.  A student ID and a #2 pencil are required. A calculator is recommended.  Visit their webpage for more information.  The Exemption Test will be offered again in December. 

The UMass History Club's annual Haunted Tours will be held this year on Monday, October 29 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in Herter Hall.  Sponsored by the UMass History Department, History Club members will give students and staff an opportunity to learn more about the UMass campus and its spooky past.  Everyone is welcome - students, staff, family and friends!

Tell us about your experiences with academic advising at UMass!  Advisors want to hear ideas about how we could work with you to make improvements! All undergraduate students in all majors are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the meetings. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED! Come to one of the Fall 2012 Town Hall-Style Meetings:
Tues., Oct 30 5:30-6:30 PM in Marcus Hall Engineering Student Center
Tues., Nov 6 6:30-7:30 PM Room168C Campus Center
Wed., Nov 7 5:30-6:30 PM Student Union Cape Cod Lounge

Are you interested in teaching? Do you want to get real-world experience after graduation, while also earning your teaching certification? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children?  Attend an information session for Teach For America to find out more about post-graduate opportunities!  Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm in the Campus Center Room 168C.

Career Services' Annual Five College Graduate Professional Schools Information Day will be on Wednesday, October 31 from 11:00am -3:00pm in the Student Union Ballroom.  Meet with representatives from schools seeking to meet students who are interested in pursuing higher education.  Click here to see the organizations who have registered to attend.

Do you know how to handle yourself in a professional dining setting? You will after you join the UMass Amherst Alumni Association for the UMass Etiquette Dinner!  Interact with others in attendance during a multi-course meal and take away essential skills and information.  This dinner will lead you through the potential pitfalls of a business dinner with various "challenging" foods. Learn proper meal etiquette and how to navigate a formal dinner place setting, as our etiquette professional answers all your questions.  There is a $10 fee to attend and you must register ahead of timeClick here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Planning on declaring SociologyFriday, November 2 is the last day you can declare during the Fall semesterIf you are planning on taking majors-only classes in the Spring, you must declare by Friday.  Stop by 712 or 722 Thompson to speak with an advisor.  These offices will close at 3:30pm on Friday, November 2, so plan accordingly.

Did you know that Career Services offers 15 minute Walk-In appointments?  From 12:00pm - 4:00pm Monday through Friday you can stop by for quick help with your resume and cover letters.  You can also make an appointment for one hour career advising.  They hold internship info sessions Mondays at 12:30pm and Wednesdays at 4:00pm.  Stop by 508 Goodell and take advantage of all they have to offer!

Enrollment appointments have posted to SPIRE.  Spring 2013 classes are scheduled to post by Monday, November 5.  Check for holds now so you can register for your classes!  Holds cannot always be lifted immediately, so be proactive.

Have you checked your Fall exam schedule?  Read our earlier post about schedule conflicts.  Don't wait until the day of the exam to fix any problems!

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