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Advising Week

11/12/2012 12:00 AM
11/16/2012 11:00 PM

Monday - Thursday (10-6pm), Friday (10-2pm)

​Advising Week Ends Friday, November 16 - Don't Miss Out!

From November 12 - 16, advisors at each college will be shifting gears to provide one-on-one assistance with registration for Spring 2013 and ensuring your classes align with your academic and career goals.
  • Work one-on-one with an advisor to register for Spring 2013 classes
  • Review your Education Plan to stay on track for graduation
  • Speak with Career Placement Specialists and Transfer Directors
  • Get scholarship and financial aid information

To prepare for Advising Week, review Spring 2013 schedules and make sure your Education Plan is in place.

Tips for Registration


All Events will be held in Room 1625

Monday Nov. 12​ ​Tuesday, Nov. 13 Wednesday, Nov. 14​

​Thursday, Nov. 15

​Friday, Nov. 16
10 am - 10:45 am​ ​Stress Management ​Major Academic Planning ​4/P's of Transferring ​Time Management ​Major Academic Planning
​11 am - 11:45 am ​Beginning Resume Writing ​Study Skills - Test Taking ​Major Academic Planning ​Beginning Resume Writing ​Study Skills - Test Taking
​12 pm - 12:45 pm ​Career Exploration / Focus 2 ​How to keep your Financial Aid Dollars ​Study Sills - Test Taking ​Major Academic Planning ​How to keep your Financial Aid Dollars
1 pm - 1:45 pm​ ​How to keep your Financial Aid Dollars ​Career Exploration ​Beginning Resume Writing ​Study Skills - Test Taking
2 pm - 2:45 p,m ​Interviewing Techniques and Tips ​Time Management ​Interviewing Techniques and Tips ​Beginning Resume Writing
​3 pm - 3:45 pm ​Time Management ​Interviewing Techniques and Tips ​How to keep your Financial Aid Dollars ​Career Exploration
​4 pm - 4:45 pm ​4/P's of Transferring ​Career Exploration/ Focus 2 ​Interviewing Techniques and Tips ​How to keep your Financial Aid Dollars
​5 pm - 5:45 pm ​Major Academic Planning ​Time Management ​Test Anxiety Training ​Interviewing Techniques and Tips


Description of workshops


Stress management- Wellness Center – How to cope with all of life’s obligations as well as techniques to deal with stressful situations


Beginning Resume/ Writing – Topics covered will be organizing your resume and the various resume formats available. How to use effective and results driven language will be explored. Writing a resume after a career change will also be discussed.


Career Exploration – This workshop will cover how to determine the right career using Focus 2
Interviewing Tech/ Tips-– This workshop will cover the impact interviewing skills and networking abilities has on the job search. Topics covered will be researching the employer before the interview, dressing for success, appropriate communication with employers, the aftercare and becoming members of professional organizations


How to Keep your FA $$$- This workshop will cover SAP warnings and holds timelines. Topics will include how to calculate pace, the appeal process and will include some real life student scenarios.


Time Management- This workshop will cover how to balance school, work and life obligations.  Topics will include creating a planner, to do list, and how to say no to taking on extra personal, school or work projects.


Study Skills -This workshop will cover strategies on how to efficiently study for exams and also how to take a test. The topics covered will be learning style, concentration, and memorization tools. It will also cover the best times and places to study as well as best practices for taking multiple choices, essay, short answer and matching tests


Test Anxiety- This workshop will cover how to handle feeling overwhelmed and anxious while taking a test.
4/ P’s of Transferring – (Planning, People, Place, Price and Programming) This workshop will cover the transfer process to a four –year institution.  Topics will include exploration, application, and enrollment to four-year schools.


Major/ Academic Planning - This work shop will cover major selection and how to select classes to best complete a degree in a timely manner. Topics will include major and career exploration utilizing tools such as the FOCUS Career Assessment.  An introduction to the ED Plan and how to select classes based on pre-requisites and degree requirements will be discussed.


Contact Information

Truman College
1145 W. Wilson
Chicago, IL 60640
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