Getting on Track

Advisement Week is dedicated to student networking and preparing for graduation

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Getting on Track

The One Stop Service Center, located on the first floor of the Center for Academic Success, is a resource for advisement on campus.

Brandon Gervais, Staff Writer

From March 18 through March 28, Kean University is hosting a week dedicated to advisement. Advisement Week is a group of events that are dedicated to student networking and getting set up for graduation.

The first of the many events happening during Advisement Week will be taking place March 20 and is an event dedicated to the One Stop Service Center. The One-Stop Open House is meant for students to get to know the services offered to them by the One Stop Service Center located in the Center for Academic Success (CAS), 1st floor.

On March 21, Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations are hosting an event to promote student and alumni networking with potential employers. Alumni-Student Networking Night will begin from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB), 6th Floor. This event is for students to connect with alumni and grow as professionals in a variety of fields. This event is the third of its kind and gives students the opportunity to connect with alumni that are in the careers they are pursuing. It is encouraged that students are professionally dressed. Moreover, the event is restricted to Kean juniors and seniors. A featured Kean University alumni Sara Peña of the Class of 1996 works for the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development with the State of New Jersey. Another featured Kean University alumni Mark Franciotti of the Class of 2010 works as a Senior Wealth Strategy Associate for UBS Financial Services.

The Alumni-Student Networking Night is co-hosted by Career Services. This office offers a multitude of different resources to students, including resume critiquing and improving. With an appointment, students can sit down with a representative from Career Services and go over their resumes. They will help to expand and highlight key attributes and accomplishments catered to the intending position. They will also explain which things need to be removed. To make an appointment, contact Career Services located in CAS, Room 201 by phone at (908) 737-4626 or by emailing career@kean.edu.  

Presented by the Financial Aid office, the Making Money Moves, Funding Your Academic Success event will help students learn about how to manage their finances while being a student. Taking place Tuesday, March 26 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in CAS, Room 234, the event will educate students on Financial Aid processes, such as FAFSA, loans and grants.

On Wednesday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be an event dedicated to getting ready for graduation. Located in CAS, Room 106, the Ready, Set, Graduate! Staying on Track to Degree Completion event is for students to learn about student program evaluations, the new application process, deadlines, commencement information and the Graduation Incentive Program. 

Hop Off The Struggle Bus: Pathways to Academic Success is an Advisement Week event to help students who are struggling to keep up with their course week and completing their degree requirements. This event takes place March 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in CAS, Room 106.

All of the events taking place during Advisement Week are designed to assist students in reaching their professional and educational goals. Kean University is passionate about students reaching their graduation day as efficiently as possible.

For more information, visit the Advisement Week web page on the Kean University website.


about the author

Brandon Gervais, Staff Writer
gervaisb@kean.edu

Brandon Gervais is a sophomore English education double major. Brandon works as a Staff Writer for The Cougar’s Byte as of November 2017. He is a part of the Leadership Institute as a Silver leader. In his free time, he enjoys reading and competitive indoor color guard. After his years at Kean, he hopes to become a high school teacher and coach color guard.