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Students will reflect, plan during Oct. 30 Advising Practicum

Monday, October 21, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at or 608-363-2849

Graduate School: What to Do When, Why your major doesn’t−and does−matter, and Making the Most of Your Summer are just a few of the topics Beloit students will learn about in the upcoming Advising Practicum to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

First implemented in the fall of 2012, Advising Practicum is a biannual event that preempts classes for an entire day prior to advising week. The goal is to help students step back, reflect on their interests, and start planning early to get the most out of their education.

This year’s theme is “Look Smart,” with posters featuring stylish glasses and the phrase “Look Your Future in the Eye.”

The day begins with first-year students participating in special advising sessions, followed by concurrent workshops open to all students on topics ranging from “No Job is a Bad Job,” “Communicating the Value of your Liberal Arts Education to Employers,” and “Money Matters.” 

The last half of the day is devoted to departmental sessions, which give students the opportunity to receive in-depth advising about programs and majors. Upcoming sessions include “Museum Studies Beyond the Bubble,” “How Can I Find a Summer Research Position in Chemistry or Biochemistry,” and “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Comparative Literature but Were Afraid to Ask.”

Read more about Beloit’s efforts on academic advising here, and follow the conversation on Oct. 30 at #looksmart and #beadvised.

For a complete schedule of the day’s events, click here