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  • Tips and Tricks on How to Beat Spring-itis

    Posted by Priyal Zaveri on 4/25/2013 02:47:34 PM

    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



      Posted by Sheryn Crater on 4/23/2013 03:56:05 PM

      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



      Posted by Sheryn Crater on 4/11/2013 12:12:52 PM

      The spring quarter is in full swing!  Please see below for some important information regarding dates and upcoming events!


      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! 


      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. 


      Daily Walk-In Hours11:30 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


      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

      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
      Pigott 102
      A conversation with Industry Leaders about how to leverage your MBA in the Tech Sector.  Click here for more info.  RSVP to

      Albers Executive Speaker Series: Tuesday, April 30, 2013,  Spencer Rascoff, CEO of, "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