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College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center Update

Volume 3 - Issue 3

October 2012

GVSU Fall Career Fair 2012

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The Career Fair is an excellent place to kick-off a job or internship search and start networking with organizations looking to hire Grand Valley students and alumni of all majors! Over 150 employers with THOUSANDS of immediate openings are expected to attend.

Attend the Career Fair to:

  • meet face-to-face with employers to discuss full-time positions.
  • learn about available internships and co-ops.
  • connect with organizations conducting on-campus interviews.
  • build your professional network and expand your job search.


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Student Success Series Continues

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There are still 3 more sessions on the schedule for the CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center Student Success Series which helps students develop time management skills or learn more about study skills and test taking strategies. These workshops are open to any student in any program! Please share this with your students. To help us plan, RSVP’s are required. MORE INFORMATION

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Advising Corner - Questions Needed

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The CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center is looking create a list of the most frequently asked questions to be used in our soon to be created "Advising Corner".  The Advising Corner will consist of a question and answer format in which an advisor will answer common advising questions which are posed from faculty, staff, and students. The Q&A can become a slide to be included in the unit's weekly announcement PowerPoint presentations, placed in newsletters, or as content for social media accounts and websites.

We are asking  faculty and staff to give some thought to the advising questions that they would like to see answered. Perhaps there are questions which are asked repeatedly of you by students or advising questions that you yourself have been pondering.

We ask that the questions be submitted by e-mail to ccpsadvisor@gvsu.edu to be included.

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Careers in Law & Justice

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October 25, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hager Auditorium - Building E DeVos, 1st Floor

Careers in Law & Justice will feature employers from law firms, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement, government agencies, and more. Students will have the opportunity to explore different careers, network with employers for job and internship opportunities, and ask questions. Start exploring your future career and get connected! MORE INFORMATION

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Want to know more about myBanner?

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The CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center is presenting several experiential learning sessions for CCPS faculty and staff interested in learning more about how students navigate myBanner for advising and program information. The target audience for this session is first and second year faculty. However all CCPS faculty and staff are welcome to attend one of the sessions being offered. You will be provided with a student log-in and will get to navigate the system through a series of activities. Email ccpsadvisor@gvsu.edu if you would like to reserve a seat.

  • 10/23 2:00-3:00pm
  • 11/12 1:00-2:00pm
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Want to send a message to your assigned advisees?


Did you know that the "advisee listing" in myBanner is the list of ALL of the students assigned to you. This could include students who are not enrolled this semester, have graduated, or have been academically dismissed. A better method to reach out to your advisees who are enrolled this semester can be found in the "Additional Student Information" page. The CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center has created an easy to follow tool for you to use to connect with your advisees. We recommend you connect with your students each semester to let them know when you have office hours or how best to reach you. If you have any questions please contact us. MORE INFORMATION

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MSU College of Law to host reception at GVSU

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The MSU College of Law Office of Admissions will host a reception for prospective law school applicants and their guests. Each reception will feature remarks by MSU Law administrators, faculty, alumni, and students. Informal conversation will allow prospective students to ask questions and obtain information about the Law College’s academic programs and admission requirements. MORE INFORMATION

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In the Spotlight: Academic Majors Fair 2012

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room

The Academic Majors Fair offers an opportunity for students to explore program options with faculty from various departments across the University in one space and time. This event provides an informal way for students to engage with faculty members to discuss program choices and future career opportunities. GVSU alumni are also invited to participate which gives students an opportunity to network and learn about the world of work. This is a great event whether a student knows their major, is exploring a major, or is looking to add another program as a 2nd major or a minor. MORE INFORMATION

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