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College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center Update

Volume 3 - Issue 4

Four Year Blueprint for Student Success


Did you know that there is a Blueprint to help students navigate their path toward their degree at GVSU? The Four Year Blueprint for Student Success was developed to guide students from their first year through their second, third, and fourth plus years by identifying academic and community landmarks students could reach. The Blueprint can be used by faculty and students to talk about ways to maximize the educational experience. Students are presented with the Blueprint at orientation and in the Do Something Guide

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7th Annual Academic Majors Fair

majors fair event information

November 7th 11am-2pm
Grand River Room-Kirkhof Center
(Allendale Campus)

Faculty and Staff from CCPS units will join with representatives from across the university at GVSU's Seventh Annual Academic Majors Fair. Faculty, staff, students and alumni from every academic department will be on hand to talk about their program, experiences, and careers with undecided students, students transitioning from other programs, and those looking to add another major or minor. MORE INFORMATION

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En Route to a Career in Social Work

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November 15th 3-5pm
218C DeVos Center
(Pew Campus)

This session is specifically designed for first and second year Social Work majors or any student interested in learning more about this major.

During this informational session students will learn more about the Social Work major, have an opportunity to meet faculty, current program students, and an academic advisor and receive more information about the program entrance requirements, the application timeline, the social work field, and the available job opportunities.  This is an important first step on the pathway to a career in Social Work. RSVPs required MORE INFORMATION

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Early Alert Initiative: Midterm Contact

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On October 18th the staff of the CCPS Advising Center made contact with nearly 350 CCPS students who received a university midterm grade report. This represents a 45% increase from last fall's contacts. These reports are made available in myBanner to every student who has earned less than 25 college credits or is on academic review. Our contact is to prompt students to review their midterm grades, provide information about our advising services and workshops, inform them of policies and deadlines, and to provide general outreach for those students who may be struggling academically at this point in the semester.

College of Community & Public Service Majors (Aggregate)

  • 345 students received midterm grades
  • 103 students had 3.00 or better
  • 112 students had 2.50-2.99
  • 70 students had 2.00-2.49
  • 60 students had below a 2.00
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Save the Date: 5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza

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December 6th 12-2pm
218C DeVos Center
(Pew Campus)

The College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center cordially invites you to our 5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza. Please join us for an abundance of food and friendship as the semester comes to an end!

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Laker Experience Days

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Faculty and staff representatives from the CCPS units had the opportunity to interact with prospective students and their families at two Laker Experience Days in the month of October. At these events students and families have the opportunity to explore what GVSU has to offer by engaging with faculty from the academic programs, hearing from university adminstrators, and going on a campus tour. Nearly 200 students and family members specifically connected with CCPS representatives. Thank you to the faculty that attended this event! This is such an important tool to reach prospective students. Your time is very much appreciated!

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