Friday, May 17, 2013
Summer Registration has begun! Fall registration starts next week on May 20th. Please make sure you check your SU online account for your registration appointment and check your student restrictions to make sure you have no barriers to registering. ALL students should check their STUDENT RESTRICTIONS to make sure the do not have an Advising Hold. ALL students (even seniors) had a hold placed on their account to make sure you meet with an advisor to discuss the new Core requirements. We have had walk-ins all quarter to try to accomodate all of the students. Walk-in hours will be slightly different the week of May 20th.
REGISTRATION WEEK WALK-INS:
MONDAY: 9:00 am-11:30 am
TUESDAY-THURSDAY: 9:00 am -11:30 am & 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Please understand that the advisors have been working hard to meet with all of the students this quarter and we have done the best we can to accomodate you. We are expecting busier than normal walk-ins, so please be patient with us as we try to see everyone. If you have a registration appointment after the walk-in hours listed, please check with an advisor to see if we can work with you.
CHANGES TO LOOK FOR WHEN SCHEDULING:
There have been a few courses that have had their pre-fix changed. They are the same courses, just different pre-fix:
MGMT 280 has been changed to BCOM 280
MGMT 320 has been changed to INBU 320
MGMT 486 has been changed to INBU 486
Core requirements are now listed under UCOR, please see an advisor to discuss specific courses you should be searching for.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Students: Don't forget to RSVP for the Albers Award Reception, by Friday, May 3rd!
Albers Graduate and Undergraduate Programs cordially invite you to attend the annual Albers Awards Reception on Friday, May 10, 2013. It will be in Pigott Auditorium from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm. Please RSVP (including number of guests) by May 3rd, 2013. Call 206-296-5700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVISING PERIOD INFORMATION:
Midterms may be upon you, or you may have just been through them, but summer and fall should also be on your mind right now! It is ADVISING PERIOD! This means you should be scheduling an appointment with your advisor to discuss your long term plan and courses for the fall and/or summer quarter. The 2013-14 schedule of courses is now live on SU online, so you can begin planning for next quarter. A few reminders:
You must schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss your long term plan or develop a long term plan. Your advising hold will not be lifted unless you meet with an advisor in an appointment. Our walk-in hours are not appropriate times to discuss this and get your hold released.
You should be studying for and scheduling your date to complete the EXCEL LEVEL I CERTIFICATION. This requirement is to be fulfilled by the time you have completed 45 credits. Information regarding the certification can be found on the Albers website.
If this is your first or second quarter at Seattle University, you must meet with an advisor in an appointment to go over your long term plan and discuss courses for the summer or fall quarter. You will not be able to register until this hold is released.
If you have not passed the EXCEL LEVEL I CERTIFICATION and this is your second (or more) quarter at Seattle University, you should have a registration hold on your account. If you have the Excel hold on your account and you have not passed the certification by the time summer and/or fall registration begin you will need to see an advisor to register. This could delay your registration. Please make sure that you are checking your student restrictions leading up to Registration Period and before you see an advisor.
Reminder: All students should have received a hold on their account for the new Core Requirements. We have several walk-in hours for you to discuss this with an advisor. This is the only hold we will release during walk-ins. If you have an advising hold because you are a freshman, transfer student or have a hold regarding probation, you will need to schedule an appointment. If you are unsure if you have this hold, you can check your restrictions on SU online.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Are you feeling the need to always be outside? Do you have the desire to skip class? Are you just waiting for Summer to arrive? If your answer is "yes" to at least one of these questions, you might have caught "Spring-itis".
But, do not worry! You are not alone. Many Seattle University students, including Albers undergraduates, come across "Spring-itis" during this sunny time of year. The key to overcome it is to follow a few simple tips and tricks to keep yourself motivated:
- Study outside! You can go to the Union Green, the greenspace outside the Lemiux Library, or the Quad to do homework, read, and study. This will allow you to multitask and balance being in the sun and studying for your midterms and finals. Don't forget to bring sunglasses and wear lots of sunscreen!
- Take a break. When you are really stressed out or distracted by the great weather outside, make sure to understand that you are allowed to take a break between studying, class, and more studying. Do not overwhelm yourself with all your commitments, and take a 5- or 15-minute break! Go have get a snack or take a walk down the lower mall. This will help you stay focused and stop you from procrastinating.
- Always go to class! The quarter only consists of 10 weeks, and it is difficult to catch up after falling behind. Stay focused, and take notes that you can access and understand later for the midterms and finals. Your professors are here for you, and want you to succeed. Keep those professional relationships growing! Going to class will benefit you in the near future and far future.
- Look for opportunities. There are many part-time job postings and internship opportunities available on the Seattle University Redhawk Network, and the Albers Placement Center is always ready to help you with career advising. By keeping an eye out for these opportunities, you will keep active in the professional world. Your motivation will grow, and "Spring-itis" will tend to fade away.
- Balance the fun. We all know that there are a lot, and, I mean, A LOT, of fun times waiting for you to experience. Remember that you are still a student at Albers School of Business and Economics, and there are many ways to experience fun as an Albers student as well. Explore the Leadership Development Center, Executive Speakers Events, and other Albers clubs to get involved and further integrated in Albers.
Once you try out these tips and tricks, remind yourself of what keeps you motivated. Call your family and friends, make future plans for summer, or energize yourself with a fruit smoothie while sitting on the Union Green!
Then, the "Spring-itis" will disappear, and you will be prepared for what is to come. You have already made it this far into Spring quarter. Finish strong, while still enjoying the outdoors and beautiful weather!
Priyal Zaveri, New Student Mentor
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Advising Period starts next week! It's hard to believe it is already time to start talking about summer and fall registration, but in just a few weeks it will be time to register for courses.
ADVISING PERIOD: April 29-May 16
Schedule your appointments early, our schedules fill up quickly. Freshman & Transfer Students (Winter & Spring Quarter Transfers) are required to schedule an appointment with their Academic Advisor. Registration Appointments will be emailed and available to view on SU online Friday, April 26th. The fall quarter schedule will be available to view on SU online starting Monday, April 29th.
NEW CORE HOLDS: The Registrar's office has made the change on your program evaluations to reflect the new Core requirements. All Albers students have had a hold placed on their account so that they meet with an Advisor to discuss how the new Core requirements will affect you. For many this will be minimal impact, so we have walk-in hours to try to meet with sophomores, juniors & seniors (see hours below). Freshmen & Transfers (Both Winter & Spring Quarter Transfers) are required to meet with an advisor in an appointment, not during walk-ins. Please note, walk-in hours are for quick questions and to go over the new Core requirements. Long term planning, Education Abroad questions, major exploration, probation/academic warning, or other issues that are more in depth and will take longer than 10 minutes should be addressed in an appointment, not during walk-in hours.
If you have not seen an advisor and you have a hold on your account, you will not be able to register for summer or fall quarter. There are many walk-in hour opportunities or you can schedule an appointment.
DAILY: 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Additional Walk-In hours with our Graduate Assistant Academic Advisors:
Monday: 9:30 am-11:30 am & 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-10:00 am & 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-10:00 am & 1:30 pm-4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-11:30 am
The sun is shining, so it is the perfect time to get summer on your mind! If you are planning to take summer courses please check out the resources below:
Summer Registration starts on May 16th. You can search the schedule of courses for summer course offerings on SU online or check out the SU Student Course Guide on the Summer Programs website. The most up-to-date version of what will be offered will be on SU online.
If you are planning to take a summer course at a different institution and transfer it back to SU, please make sure you complete the Transfer Verification Form that can be found on the Registrar's website or you can get a copy at the Albers Front Desk in Pigott 318. This form is required to be completed prior to taking the course. You should also meet with an advisor to discuss what courses would be appropriate to take at another institution.
Undergraduate students (not already receiving financial aid) will receive a 25% reduction in tuition for summer courses at SU.
Enjoy the sunshine and we hope to see you in our offices soon!
Albers Undergraduate Advising Team
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The spring quarter is in full swing! Please see below for some important information regarding dates and upcoming events!
CORE ADVISING HOLDS
All Albers students have a BUE advising hold on their account so that you meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss how the new Core Requirements will affect you. Many of you have already met with an advisor regarding the new Core Requirements. We are working to release those holds. We have added walk-in advising (see below) to the spring quarter in order to meet with all of our students. For many of you the transition to the new Core will have very minimal impact, however, you will still need to meet with an advisor. The Core hold will prevent you from registering for the summer quarter and/or the fall quarter. As we get closer to summer and fall reqistration (May 16/May 20) our calendars will get booked and our walk-ins will become busier. Please plan ahead and meet with us early!
EXCEL LEVEL I CERTIFICATION
Freshman, this is likely the quarter that you will take the Excel Level I Certification Exam. There are dates available, you can sign up by going to the Albers webpage in Undergraduate Resources.
Transfers, remember this requirements is to be completed by the end of your first quarter. If you are a fall quarter or winter quarter transfer and you still haven't passed the Exam, this should be a priority for you. You will continue to have registration issues until you pass this. Spring quarter transfers, this is a requirment for you to complete by the end of this quarter.
SPRING QUARTER WALK-IN HOURS
Daily Walk-In Hours: 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Additional Walk-In Hours/Same Day Appointments:
Monday: 10:00 am-11:30 am & 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-10:00 am & 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-10:00 am & 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-11:30 am
UPCOMING ALBERS EVENTS:
Business Ethics Week: Monday - Friday, April 15 - 19, 2013, Keynote speaker, Sheri Flies, Costco. To speak to a class, contact John Dienhart, Director of the Center for Business Ethics, at email@example.com.
Boeing Career Day
Friday, April 19, 2013
Boeing Everett Location
Space is limited and registration is required. Reserve your ticket by April 15 at the Albers Placement Center in Pigott 331 (first come, first served). For more information, click here.
The Freshman to Professional Event: Monday, April 22, 2013, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Mandatory for all freshmen. Learn tips and tricks about networking and put these skills to use interacting with recent alumni in a relaxed setting with FREE FOOD!
Albers Industry Forum: Business Careers in Technology
April 23, 2013
A conversation with Industry Leaders about how to leverage your MBA in the Tech Sector. Click here for more info. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Albers Executive Speaker Series: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, Spencer Rascoff, CEO of zillow.com, "Lessons in Entrepreneurship," Pigott Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw: May 10
Advising Period: April 29-May 16
Summer Quarter Registration Begins: May 16
Fall Quarter Registration Begins: May 20
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
NEW COURSE ADDED TO SPRING QUARTER:
An additional section of MKTG 350 has been added on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45 pm-5:50 pm and will be taught by Professor Chauncey Burke. There is still a lot of space available in the course so you should be able to add this course on your own as long as you do not have any restrictions.
NEW COURSE ADDED TO SUMMER INTERSESSSION:
Dr. Teresa Ling will be teaching a section of ECON 260 this summer during the intersession. You should be able to view this on the schedule of courses through SU online.
NEW CORE TRANSITIONS IN APRIL
Seattle University will be transitioning to new Core Curriculum effective this summer; the transition will begin in April. Program Evaluations will reflect the new Core Requirements starting April 24th. There will be a Student Information Session on April 15th at 3:45 in Pigott Auditorium.
All Albers students will have a hold placed on their account the second week of classes in the spring quarter. This hold is to ensure that students speak with an Academic Advisor regarding how the new Core will affect them. Some of you have already met with us to discuss this. If we have met with you, we will remove your hold the second week of classes. Please check your account after the third week of the quarter; if you have met with an advisor regarding the new Core and your hold hasn't been removed, please contact the advisor you met with to have them resolve this. During the spring quarter we will be holding walk-in hours (see below) dedicated to meeting with sophomores, juniors and seniors regarding the new Core. Freshman, you will need to schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to go over long term planning and the new core. Freshman holds will not be released during our walk-in hours. You can schedule an appointment by calling 206-296-5700 or stopping by Pigott 318
SPRING 2013 WALK-IN ADVISING HOURS
11:30 am-1:30 pm DAILY
Additional Walk-in Hours provided by Megan Fillipi and Therese Credle on:
Monday: 10:00 am-11:30 am & 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-10:00 am & 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-10:00 am & 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-11:30 am
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
As many Seattle U undergraduates are on the brink of becoming Alumni, the scramble to find a job among these students is becoming more and more prevalent. Many of these near graduates are attending events, interviews and discussions related to business careers hoping to land a position they are interested in or become more familiar with a specific industry. Some of these scenarios can be much more serious than others, which instinctively requires them to take more means of preparation prior to the event.
However, I think it is always crucial to be prepared for the unknown, regardless the seriousness of what you think the event is going to be like. Always be prepared to introduce yourself to someone or form a connection that could ultimately turn out to be something unexpected! A simple conversation could mean a job, internship or even a coffee with that executive or recruiter that you are just dying to get in touch with. The following are a few simple things to keep in mind when preparing for that next business inspired event:
Arrive early: This will allow you to be at the event before things get too crowded. This will increase your likelihood of a one-on-one interaction with recruiters, executives, etc.
Get accustomed: Take a moment to look around the room and feel comfortable with your surroundings.
Representation: Remember that you represent everything that you are associated with. For example, as an Albers student, I represent both Seattle University and the Albers School of Business whether I am on or off campus. Display the excellence and professionalism that SU has constantly taught you. Make sure you are courteous and deliver your statements and questions with the receiver in mind.
Dress for success: This might sound cliché, but it is true. People definitely judge you based off of their first impressions. Don’t let your dress be what puts you behind your competition. Wear clothes that are fit for the event. You want to make sure you don’t stand out by being overdressed or more importantly, underdressed.
Introductions: Like my dad always said, “Stand up straight, look them in the eyes, and give them a firm hand-shake.” This is so important! You will become memorable to an employer if you introduce yourself properly and clearly state your name.
Research and Prioritize: If you are attending a networking event or internship fair where there are many businesses represented, be sure to do your research. Go online and search companies that will be in attendance and see if they fit your requirements for a workplace. Once you have done the research, compile a list of companies that you must converse with before you leave the event. Set these goals for yourself and keep to them!
--Rob Heer (New Student Mentor)