Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2014, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
How would you like an opportunity to make a difference in the educational experience of freshman business students at Seattle University? The Albers School is recruiting business and economics majors, who will be junior or senior standing by fall quarter 2013, to serve as New Student Mentors (NSM's). We are looking for responsible students who have good communication skills, leadership potential, and are interested in advising and mentoring freshman students. This rewarding and exciting leadership position looks great on your resume! We have several positions available. New Student Mentors currently earn $9.45 per hour and work five hours a week, fall through spring quarters. We do require that NSM's have three quarters of course work completed at SU by the end of spring quarter 2013 and carry a minimum of 3.0 cumulative and 3.0 Business GPA.
If you are interested, please pick up an application and reference form in Pigott 318 starting March 4, 2013 and return it by April 3, 2013. Questions can be directed to Dhorea Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about Taryn Loo's experience as a New Student Mentor. Taryn is a junior Management major with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Being a New Student Mentor means so much more to me than just being a scheduling mentor to freshman and transfer students. It means being open, approachable, friendly, kind, understanding, compassionate, enthusiastic, and professional all at the same time. My experience thus far has been amazing, getting to know all my mentees on a personal level, talking on the phone with them through the stress of registration and trying to make it as smooth as possible, being timely with e-mails, making sure each student knows that he/she has a direction and goal to work towards, and letting them know that their ideas truly matter and that each individual is very important to composing the Albers School of Business and Economics.
Through this experience so far I’ve learned how to better manage my time throughout the day. I thought I possessed good time management skills already, but after having seventeen mentees to take care of, school full-time, and extra curricular activities I’ve learned that time is so precious and it is easy to get flustered when so many things hit you at once. I now live by my planner; it has my whole schedule written out and is my checklist to assure me that I have done everything necessary to prepare for what’s ahead.
It is such an amazing feeling to know that you have helped a student solve a rough problem that almost every student faces. The Albers School of Business and Economics is the only undergraduate school that offers student mentors to their new business students. It is such a helpful process because registration can be so hectic, but having an NSM can help to ease that anxiety. It is also very helpful in making new students feel more at ease talking to peers about their college experience, advisors are so awesome don’t get me wrong, but it’s more of an equal field and a bit of a more comfortable environment talking through a problem or difficulty with someone going through the same experience as you at the same time. Being an NSM has been such a rewarding experience and it truly makes my day meeting with my mentees and personally getting to know them on a deeper level. Friendships are established and communication is open for many years to come! I couldn’t have dreamt of a better college job than being an NSM!
We hope this week has been good to you and you are all making it through your midterms without too much stress! A couple of reminders for you as Registration will begin next week for spring quarter.
FRESHMAN: You MUST meet with your New Student Mentor (NSM) to release your advising hold. If you do not meet with them, you will not be able to register for spring courses.
TRANSFER STUDENTS: If this is your first or second quarter at Seattle University, you must meet with an advisor to release your advising hold. Our schedules are full for the rest of the week, but we have two Graduate Assistants who have limited hours available on Thursday and Friday of this week. Please call the front desk at 206-296-5700 or stop by Pigott 318 to schedule an appointment. We will not lift these advising holds during our Registration walk-ins, so you will need to meet with someone prior to Registration.
REGISTRATION WALK-IN HOURS:
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
FRIDAY: 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 12:30 pm-4:00 pm
*These walk-in hours are for quick questions regarding registration questions and adjusting your schedule. We WILL NOT be able to add you into a closed class during this week. You will need to fill out a closed class form at the front desk-Pigott 318.
CLOSED CLASS FORMS:
If there is a business class that is full at the time you can register you have to fill out a closed class form. The advisors will evaluate those forms the following week and add students as we are able to. Please do not come to walk-in hours to ask us to get you into a course. You will need to follow the process.
If you have a CORE course that is full, you can either come to our walk-in hours or visit Core Solutions to resolve the issue.
If you are trying to get into a MATH course, you will need to visit the Math Department to be put on a wait list. (Albers does not keep wait lists for courses)
Please check your student restrictions all the way up to your registration appointment to ensure your ability to schedule courses on time. Courses fill up quickly, so it is important for you to resolve all holds prior to registration.
If you are unsure of when you can register, you can find your REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT by logging onto SU online. There is a link under Registration for your Registration Appointment.
Students who have a hold in reference to the EXCEL Certification will need to come to walk-in hours during Registration Week for help registering for the spring quarter.Students should expect our walk-in hours to be especially busy this quarter, please plan accordingly and be patient as you may have to wait to see an advisor. We would like to send our congratulations to Suzanne Jayne-Jensen on the birth of her son February 4th. Both are happy and healthy!
Students should expect our walk-in hours to be especially busy this quarter, please plan accordingly and be patient as you may have to wait to see an advisor. We would like to send our congratulations to Suzanne Jayne-Jensen on the birth of her son February 4th. Both are happy and healthy!
We would like to send our congratulations to Suzanne Jayne-Jensen on the birth of her son February 4th. Both are happy and healthy!
The Freshman Gear Up Event held Thursday, February 7 had a record of 80
freshmen in attendance. Thank you to Russell Aivazian and Molly Morrisey for a
great event, insightful information, and delicious sliders. All those who
attended heard from three remarkable faculty members who teach 200 level undergraduate
classes: Dr. Dean Peterson (ECON 271), Dr. Bryan Ruppert (MGMT 280), and Dr. Valentina
Zamora (ACCT 230/1).
All three professors brought up
important facts that will help freshman as you begin business core classes and continue
your education at Albers.
There are unlimited resources that
will only make a positive impact on your experience. Actively seek out
faculty, classes, and resources that will help you better engage and find passion in your education.
I am thankful for the faculty, staff, and students who have helped and encouraged me
throughout my four years at Seattle University.
Yesterday was the start to Advising Period for spring registration! It is hard to believe it is time to start thinking about spring quarter, but we are already several weeks into the quarter! Below are some reminders, so please make sure you read below as there is important information.
ADVISING PERIOD: February 4-February 15.
REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINS: February 19th.
There are lots of events going on this week, make sure you are a part of them!
Freshman: Thursday, February 7th is the Gear-Up Event. This is a mandatory event for all freshmen. Join us in Pigott 103 from 12:25-1:25 pm to learn about what to expect from your sophomore year. Lunch is provided. RSVP with your NSM!
Thursday, February 7th: Internship Fair in Campion Ballroom from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. See a list of attending organizations in the Redhawk Network: www.seattleu.edu/redhawknetwork
Thursday, February 7th: Executive Speaker Series: John McAdam, President, CEO & Director of F5 Networks, “From Surviving to Thriving: The F5 Story, “ Pigott Auditorium, 5:30 pm.
Throughout the last year, I have been faced with the daunting
task of applying for graduate school. As the deadlines crept
closer, I began to identify those professors and professionals who
could write me a recommendation, highlighting my skills and
achievements inside and outside the classroom. As I narrowed
down the list, I knew I had a problem: I hadn't made a "real"
connection with a professor after their class had concluded.
Because most grad programs require faculty recommendations in order
to profile your work inside the classroom, I knew I had to identify
those professors who I connected with the most.
In my opinion, my greatest joy of being a business student is
the amazing professors we have at the business school. The
most important thing about being a professional is making sure you
keep positive connections at every turn. Professors in the
Albers school care about their students and serve as wonderful
resources for job opportunities as well as mentors, no matter what
field you choose. Throughout my grad school search, I learned
some important lessons about maintaining a relationship with your
I was blessed to have such accommodating and relatable
professors who took interest in my development. Follow these
simple tips and you will take the most advantage of your
relationship with your professor…you never know when you will need
-Russell Aivazian, NSM