SYE BULLETIN -- OCTOBER 2013
In this newsletter...
This month we're looking at milestone two: meet with an academic advisor to create a plan for your academic goals. Second-year Emory students have access to a variety of advisors, including Leslie Munoz (Woodruff's live-in academic advisor); Shari Obrentz (the sophomore class dean); advisors in the Office of Undergraduate Education; your major advisor (after you formally declare a major); and advisors in the Career Center.
We encourage students to be as proactive as possible in discussing their needs and concerns. The earlier a student meets with an OUE academic advisor, the more options available to address academic issues. Common questions/concerns include:
Leslie Munoz, the live-in academic advisor at Woodruff, has open-door drop-in hours on Monday (7-9pm) and Tuesday-Thursday (5-8pm). You may also schedule an appointment by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In one-on-one appointments with career counselors, students can:
The Career Center's pre-professional advisors can offer guidance and assistance in navigating Pre-Health, Pre-Graduate, and Pre-Law pathways. Students who have declared a major have a specific counselor in the Career Center; find out their office hours/walk-in appointment times on the Career Center website.
The Career Center staff can provide feedback on your resume, curriculum vitae, cover letters, and personal statements submitted through the document critique submission form. Resumes and cover letters are usually returned within two business days. Personal statements are returned within five to seven business days.
Additionally, students may choose to take advantage of formalized career assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). These are available as a career asessment package.
Contact the Career Center: B. Jones Center Suite 200 // 404.727.6211 // website
The advisors at the Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA) are here to help you navigate the many study abroad options available to Emory students!
CIPA Summer/Semester Study Abroad hours for Fall 2013: Mondays (4-5pm) // Thursdays (3-4pm)
CIPA: Candler Library Room 200 // website
Emory has a variety of other academic services to support your current skills and provide you with new strategies to succeed.
Did you know... according to university policy, students are not required to take more than two final examinations during any one day. If your exam schedule results in three (or more) exams scheduled on any one day, then you should bring this matter to the attention of your class dean. Your dean will work with you and your professors to reschedule an exam so that you only have two exams on any given day during finals week.
However, the Office of Undergraduate Education can only help you if you come in to meet with an academic advisor or dean prior to finals. The earlier you seek help with this scheduling issue, the more likely OUE is able to ensure this issue is resolved prior to the start of the exam period.
SO... pull up your exam schedule now and see if this situation applies to you! Don't know what your exam schedule is? Check out your class syllabi and this link to the College's exam calendar.