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  • ADVISING INFORMATION

    Posted by Liz Wick on 9/28/2012 02:23:11 PM

    Advisors are a great resource for students! It is easy to get bogged down in policies and procedures and to get overwhelmed with which classes to take and when. Advisors are here to help guide you through the policies and to help you create a long term plan and reach your goals. Advisors expect to see you each quarter and enjoy hearing from you about how the quarter is going.

    Advising Period will be here before you know it (October 29-November 12) and the advisors calendars will fill up quickly. Make sure you schedule your appointment with you advisor early, don’t wait till your registration appointment to meet with them. You can find your assigned advisor on your Program Evaluation on SU online and by looking at our website to see the list of advisors by major. Also on that page are some of our guidelines for how to schedule an appointment and ways to meet with your advisor. You can find your Registration Appointment about two weeks before Registration starts (November 13) by logging into your SU Online account and clicking on “Registration Appointments”. You should also clear any holds or restrictions you have prior to your Registration Appointment to ensure you can register on time. Holds can also be found by logging onto your SU online account and clicking on "Student Restrictions."

    FRESHMAN you are required to meet with your New Student Mentor (NSM) in the fall quarter and TRANSFER students you are required to meet with your assigned advisor during the fall quarter to do long term planning.

    Before you meet with your advisor you should check this page out to know what to expect and how to prepare for your appointment.

    A FEW NOTES:

    Advising Period is October 29-November 12. During this time you should be meeting with your advisor (or freshman, your NSM) to discuss courses for the winter quarter and start or revise your long term plan.

    Registration Period begins November 13.Check SU online for your Registration Appointment and clear all restrictions.

    Last day to withdraw from a class for fall quarter is November 2.

    To schedule an appointment you can call 206-296-5700 or stop by the front desk in Pigott 318.We do not schedule appointments over email.  

    There is walk-in advising on Wednesday and Thursdays with our Graduate Assistant Advisors from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.  Check in at the front desk in Pigott 318.

    Falling Back into School

    Posted by Russell Aivazian on 9/27/2012 02:27:56 PM

    It is week two of Fall Quarter and summer seems SO FAR AWAY already!  Between classes, catching up with friends, and establishing a new routine, it has been difficult to make that transition from relaxing in the pool at my parent's house. 

    This summer was unlike any other I have had.  Usually, they are filled with long weeks of working at Starbucks (I have been a barista for five years now, YIKES) and finding the occasional time to catch up with old friends and with the parents.  However, this summer was unlike any other! On one hand, I did not hold my position at Starbucks this summer, so I spent some much needed time for R & R and maybe even slept in until noon (most days).  On the other, I spent this summer learning more about myself, my family, and my future career path.

    The summer started out with the redemption of our family Christmas present to go on a cruise of the Baltic Sea.  We sailed to so many awesome places that I never dreamed I would ever visit: Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, and Sweden.  I spent ten jam-packed days eating delicious food, touring some of the most interesting places (like the place where Rasputin was murdered), and getting some quality family time.  Even though the world seems to be more connected because of Skype, Facebook, and text messaging it was still nice to get away from it all and connect more with my awesome family members. 

    The next adventure was definitely being able to make time to rekindle friendships that have been lost in this crazy transition to college.  Most importantly, I spent time with my friends doing things that we often did in high school.  Eating FroYo, staying up until 4am watching movies, and (of course) cheering on our favorite soccer team: Real Salt Lake, were just a few things we did to enjoy the incredibly hot Salt Lake City evenings. 

    Amongst all of this fun and excitement, I hopped on a plane to head on down to Anaheim, California to attend STARS College at Chapman University.  STARS College is a conference for aspiring student affairs students who want to work in university housing sponsored by ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers-International).  55 students from around the nation all gathered for three days to learn about graduate school, development opportunities, and (of course) to make some lasting friendships.  Most of the students who attended worked as Resident Assistants (RAs) much like I do here on Seattle U's campus.  Needless to say, socializing and friend-making came naturally to us in only three days.  Going to this conference gave me the opportunity to expand my network outside of the SU community.  I met students, faculty, and staff from institutions around the country (and internationally) and connected with them about their journey into the student affairs profession.  I always thought that networking would be super scary, but I felt prepared and ready based on the opportunities that present themselves here in Albers.  Oh….I also went to Disneyland!

    Then I made it back here! I came back to the hustle and bustle of college life, balancing two student leader positions, a job, and a full course load feeling even more refreshed than I have ever been.  I originally felt that not having a summer job would put me over the edge in the boredom department, but I took that opportunity of extra free time to focus on my personal and professional wellness

     

    -Russell (Aivazian@seattleu.edu)

    Upcoming Events~Stay Connected

    Posted by Liz Wick on 9/25/2012 10:55:22 AM

    We, as advisors, often talk to students about ways that they can enhance their education and develop not only as a student, but as a person.  It is so important for students to learn outside the classroom, as well as, in the classroom and it helps you feel connected to Seattle University.  There are many clubs and organizations in Albers for students to get involved with and develop leadership and networking skills.  Another good way to expand your network and learn from people in the business industry is the Albers Executive Speaker Series.  The Albers Placement Center is a great resource for students to learn about careers, networking experience and participate in mock interviews.  They have a lot of events and workshops this fall to prepare and connect you to the business world.  It's easy to let the quarter pass by, but we really encourage you to take some time and get involved with a club or attend one of the events highlighted below!

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    EXECUTIVE SPEAKER SERIES 

    Oct. 18

    Mark Vadon, Co-Founder
    & Chairman of Blue Nile

    Pigott
    Auditorium
    5:30 pm
    Nov. 19

    Tom Marra, President &
    CEO of  Symetra Financial
    Corporation

    Pigott
    Auditorium
    5:30 pm

     

    ALBERS PLACEMENT CENTER

    September 28Albers Mentor FairPACCAR Atrium6:00 pm
     (Mentor Fair is for SR Undergrad Albers students only) 
    October 5Resume ReviewsAlbers Placement Center30 min. slots
     October 18Business and Engineering
    Career Fair
    Campion Ballroom12-2 pm
    October 23Mock Interviews with EmployersAlbers Placement Center30 min. slots
    November 15Careers in MarketingPigott 10212:30-1:30 pm
    November 15Sales NightPACCAR Atrium 6-9pm

    Fall is also recruiting season for many companies and will take place with on campus interviews in October and November.  Below are some opportunities for information sessions with topics ranging from how to succeed in a case interview to an overview of the consulting industry.  Please see the Albers Placement Center website to get more information on the fall recruiting season and these sessions.

    INFORMATION SESSIONS

    October 4 West Monroe Partners "Case Interview Workshop"Pigott 100        12:25 pm-1:25 pm
    October 9BoeingPigott 10012:25 pm-1:25 pm
    October 11Hitachi Consulting "Careers in Consulting"Pigott 10012:25 pm-1:25 pm
    October 25AmazonPigott 10012:25 pm-1:25 pm

    CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Below are some updates from a few of the clubs that Albers offer.  We will continue to post announcements from clubs as the quarter continues.

    ALBERS INVESTMENT CLUB:

    The Albers Club extends the opportunity to undergraduate students to gain experience managing a portfolio and increase their knowledge of fincancial markets and institutions.  Meetings will be held weekly on Tuesdayevenings from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm in Pigott 416, Puget Power Room.  If you have are interested or have any questions please contact one of the following:

    President:  Adam Reedreeda2@seattleu.edu
    Vice President:  KyonSu Kimkimk10@seattleu.edu
    Secretary:  Lake Taylor taylorc7@seattleu.edu  
    Treasurer:  Eric Liangliangy1@seattleu.edu
    Portfolio Manager:  Michael Cardinal             cardinal@seattleu.edu

     

    MONEYTHINK:

    There will be an informational meeting Thursday, September 27th in Pigott 200 at 8:30 pm for anyone who is interested in hearing more about MoneyThink volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions please contact one of the

    Co-President:  Emily Ursino                  ursine@seattleu.edu
    Co-President:  Megan Kelleykelleym1@seattleu.edu  

     

    MARKETING CLUB:

    The Marketing Club aims to go one step beyone teh classroom in terms of providing interactive trips and tours, hosting professional speakers, and assisting in networking events.  Membership for all is free and the club is open to anyone who is interested to come learn!

    The Marketing Club will be at the "Street Fair" on Wednesday, September 26th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.  Come by the table to say hi, find out what's coming up next and play for a chance to win a prize or two!

    Fall Quarter Meetings:   

    October 25            Pigott 416            12:20 pm-1:25 pm
    November 15Pigott 10212:30 pm-1:30 pm

    Please contact President Lin Wilson (wilsonl@seattleu.edu) with any questions.  To get the scoop on upcoming Marketing Club activities check out the Marketing Club Blog and find them on facebook by clicking the icon below! 

       

     

    INFORMATION SYSTEMS CLUB:

    The technology sector is a growing industry in all businesses, small and large.  Staying up-to-date with the latest technology and having an experience with systems gives you a leading advantage in the job market.  Come learn about information Systems in a variety of different fields.  Get technical, hands on experience, with fun and exciting projects like web designing, systems, etc.; excellent for resume boosters! Mingle and network with professionals in the IS field and other students to talk about the importance of technology in all sectors.  Have a fun time with individuals of similar interests over food, snacks, and drinks.  No prior experience needed and ALL majors are welcome.  More information about events, meeting times and announcements will come out in the next few weeks.  For more information or interest in joining, please send an email to Kyle Bonnell (bonnellk@seattleu.edu).

    Welcome Back Students! Message from the Advisors

    Posted by Sheryn Crater on 9/18/2012 08:58:43 AM

    Welcome Back! We are so happy to have you back on campus and are excited for the 2012-2013 academic year to start. We hope you are just as excited for the new opportunities that await you this year. Advisors are here to help you with your transition, whether that transition is from high school to college, another college or university to Seattle University, or just making that transition back into school from a great summer break. We hope to see you at least once during the fall quarter to discuss your winter quarter classes, but also hope you will come see us if you have any other questions or to let us know how the quarter is going! During the first week of classes advisors will hold walk-in hours if you have concerns about your current schedule, would like to discuss dropping or adding a course, or have an issue that can't wait. We also have limited appointments during the first week of classes for issues that may take a little longer.  You can schedule appointments by stopping by Pigott 318 or calling the front desk at 206-296-5700.  Below you will find some important information regarding walk-in hours during fall drop/add period, important dates throughout the quarter and how you can get in touch with the advisors.  Make sure you look through all the information and keep it for reference!  Also, we will be posting important information on this blog each week, so keep coming back to see what's coming up!  Welcome back again and we all look forward to working with you! 

    WALK-IN ADVISING HOURS FALL DROP/ADD PERIOD:

    September 17               12:30 pm-2:00 pm

    September 18               1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    September 19               1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    September 20               9:30 am-11:00 am & 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    September 25               1:30 pm-3:30 pm

    ADVISORS

    Dhorea Brown (dhoreab@seattleu.edu)                       Accounting and Finance
    Suzanne Jayne-Jensen (jaynes@seattleu.edu)     Economics, Business Economics, International Business, Individualized Majors, and Pre-Business
    Shery Crater (craters@seatlleu.edu) Management, Marketing, and Information Systems

     

    We also have two Graduate Assistants, Megan Fillipi (fillipim@seattleu.edu) and Therese Credle (credlet@seattleu.edu), who will hold regular drop-in hours.  Therese will have drop-in hours on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm and Megan will have drop-in hours on Thursdays from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.  Any student can see either one of our Graduate Assistants.    

    IMPORTANT DATES: 

    Below are a few important dates, mark these in your calendar.  Please click here to view a more comprehensive Academic Calendar, the Final Exam calendar and an Important Dates Calendar.

     

    September 19                                     Classes Begin
    September 25    Last day to add, drop or change grading option for classes    
    September 27Mass of the Holy Spirit (Classes between 10 am and 1 pm canceled.    
    October 1    Last day to apply for graduation:  WINTER 2013
    October 29-November 12    Advising Period
    November 1    Last day to apply for graduation:  SPRING 2013    
    November 2Last day to withdraw from classes
    November 12    Veteran's Day:  NO CLASSES
    November 13    Registration Begins for WINTER 2013
    November 21-24    Thanksgiving Break
    December 3    Last Class Day
    December 4-8Final Exam Week
    December 9-January 6Winter Break
    December 25-January 1        Administrative Offices Closed

     

    HOW WE ADVISE: 

    Individual appointments

    Either in person or by phone - may be scheduled by calling (206) 296-5700 or stopping by Pigott 318. Appointments are each 30 minutes. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call to cancel or reschedule. During registration periods, advisors are in high demand. Avoid the rush and schedule your appointment in advance.

    Walk-in advising

    Available during registration periods and the first week of the quarter during scheduled times. Walk-in Advising is on a first-come, first-served basis and is reserved for students with quick questions.

    E-mail advising

    Available via two methods:
    1. You may contact an advisor at
    AlbersUG-advising@seattleu.edu.
    2. You may contact your advisor directly.

    Have a great first week of classes, we would love to hear about your summer and we look forward to working with you throughout the year!

     

    WELCOME STUDENTS!

    Posted by Liz Wick on 9/10/2012 12:53:21 PM

    Welcome Back! We are so happy to have you back on campus and are excited for the 2012-2013 academic year to start. We hope you are just as excited for the new opportunities that await you this year. Advisors are here to help you with your transition, whether that transition is from high school to college, another college or university to Seattle University, or just making that transition back into school from a great summer break. We hope to see you at least once during the fall quarter to discuss your winter quarter classes, but also hope you will come see us if you have any other questions or to let us know how the quarter is going! During the first week of classes advisors will hold walk-in hours if you have concerns about your current schedule, would like to discuss dropping or adding a course, or have an issue that can't wait. We also have limited appointments during the first week of classes for issues that may take a little longer. You can schedule appointments by stopping by Pigott 318 or calling the front desk at 206-296-5700. Below you will find some important information regarding walk-in hours during fall drop/add period, important dates throughout the quarter and how you can get in touch with the advisors. Make sure you look through all the information and keep it for reference! Welcome back again and we all look forward to working with you!

    WALK-IN ADVISING HOURS FALL DROP/ADD PERIOD:

     

    September 1712:30 pm-2:00 pm
    September 181:00 pm-3:00 pm
    September 191:00 pm-3:00 pm
    September 209:30 am-11:00 am & 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    September 251:30 pm-3:30 pm

    ADVISORS

    Dhorea Brown (dhoreab@seattleu.edu):Accounting and Finance
    Suzanne Jayne-Jensen (jaynes@seattleu.edu):BAE, Economics, Business Economics, International Business, Individualized Majors, and Pre-Business
    Shery Crater (craters@seattleu.edu):Management, Marketing and Information Systems

     

    We also have two Graduate Assistants, Megan Fillipi (fillipim@seattleu.edu) and Therese Credle (credlet@seattleu.edu), who will hold regular walk-in hours. Therese will have walk-in hours on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm and Megan will have walk-in hours on Thursdays from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm. Any student can see either one of our Graduate Assistants.

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Below are a few important dates, mark these in your calendar. Please click here to view a more comprehensive Academic Calendar, the Final Exam calendar and an Important Dates Calendar.

     

    September 19

    Classes Begin

    September 25

    Last day to add/drop or change grading option for classes.

    September 27

    Mass of the Holy Spirit (classes between 10am-1pm cancelled)

    October 1

    Last day to apply for graduation: Winter 2013

    October 29-November 12

    Advising Period

    November 1

    Last day to apply for graduation: Spring 2013

    November 2

    Last day to withdraw from classes

    November 12

    Veteran’s Day: No classes

    November 13

    Registration begins: Winter 2013

    November 21-24

    Thanksgiving Break: No Classes

    December 3

    Last Class Day

    December 4-8

    Final Exam Week

    December 9-January 6

    Winter Break

    December 12

    Grades due by noon; posted on SU online by 6pm

    December 25-January 1

    Administrative offices closed

     

    HOW WE ADVISE:

    Individual appointments

    Either in person or by phone - may be scheduled by calling (206) 296-5700 or stopping by Pigott 318. Appointments are each 30 minutes. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call to cancel or reschedule. During registration periods, advisors are in high demand. Avoid the rush and schedule your appointment in advance.

    Walk-in advising

    Available during registration periods and the first week of the quarter during scheduled times. Walk-in Advising is on a first-come, first-served basis and is reserved for students with quick questions.

    E-mail advising

    Available via two methods:
    1. You may contact an advisor at AlbersUG-advising@seattleu.edu.
    2. You may contact your advisor directly.

    Have a great first week of classes, we would love to hear about your summer and we look forward to working with you throughout the year!