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College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center Update

Volume 2 - Issue 7

DATE CHANGE! Exploring Careers in CCPS Round Table

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The date for Exploring Careers in Community and Public Service has been CHANGED!  The event will now take place on April 2nd. 
It will be from 5:30-7:00pm in room 2263 of the Kirkhof Center in Allendale.  The CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center is hosting a career round table for students wishing to learn more about career opportunities in law & justice, public & non profit sectors; social work, and hospitality & tourism. Students will have an opportunity to particpate in discussions with GVSU alums in their field of study to learn more about career pathways and options. There will also be an informal networking reception to follow the round table discussions. This session is intended for students early in their career selection to learn more about the options available, but is open to all students interested in these fields. Please encourage students to attend. Space is limited and RSVP is required. MORE INFORMATION

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Midterm Grades Available March 1st

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The CCPS-UAC will be making contact with approximately 250 students receiving midterm grades on March 1st. Students should be encouraged to review their standing in myBanner and seek advising if they need assistance or resources. Midterm grades are available to those students who have earned fewer than 25 credits or are below a 2.000 GPA. The deadline to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade is March 9th at 5pm (this is during spring break!). 

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Registration Information & Common Issues


We have provided information about many common questions related to registration. Please review this page to learn more about the registration process.Advanced registration for Spring/Summer 2012-Fall 2012-Winter 2013 begins March 19th! MORE INFORMATION

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Student Appeal Form Approved


CCPS recently approve the use of a standardized form for students to make special requests of CCPS majors/minors. This form is to be used for all special appeals related to program requirements or degree cognates including further review of transfer credits, subsitutions, waivers, etc. This form is to be submitted by the student (electronic preferred but hard copies will also be accepted) with all supporting documentation (course description, syllabi, etc.) to the unit head for review. MORE INFORMATION

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CCPS Student places in Laker5

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Winners of the Laker5 challenge were announced at the Presidents’ Ball on February 17. The initiative challenged students to describe their Grand Valley experience in five words and was designed to encourage students to express their creativity and school spirit. A voting session narrowed the entries to the top 10 and a panel of judges, including Dean of Students Bart Merkle and Student Senate President Natalie Cleary, determined the top 5 entries. Congratulations to CCPS student Chelsea Parise, a criminal justice major from Sterling Heights, Mich. for her 3rd place finish and $500 scholarship with her entry. MORE INFORMATION

“Academic excellence with competitive greatness.”

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In the Spotlight: Take 5


the Career Center has unveiled a new inititative called Take 5. The initiative consists of providing students with 5 questions to ask themselves to explore a pathway to their future career interests. 

What are my interests, passions, and values?
What are my skills and abilities?
What steps can I take to test them out?
Where do I want to go?
How do I get there?

For each question, there are a variety of links that will lead to activities and opportunities that will help students navigate their career and future interests. This is a GREAT tool for students to consider using...and GREAT questions for faculty mentors to ask as you develop your advising relationship. Take a look and learn more yourselves and then direct students to the materials as well. MORE INFORMATION

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