Getting Ready for Registration

Advisement weeks are transpiring Oct. 7 to 17 to help students prepare for course registration

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Getting Ready for Registration
Through programs such as a Major-Minor Fair, students can be assured that they are on the right path.
Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer

Registering for courses can be a very daunting and stressful task. To help alleviate students' worries, the Office of Student Success and Retention is hosting Advisement Weeks, which will be held from Oct. 7 to Oct. 17. This will include various workshops and programming to ensure that students are on the right path for their major and know the services that Kean offers that can help them succeed.

The first event of Advisement Weeks took place Monday, Oct. 7 in Downs Hall, and was the Major-Minor Fair. Here, students learned about all of the programs that Kean has to offer. This fair was very beneficial for students that are undecided or are thinking of changing their major. Also, this fair was helpful for students that have a decided major but want to choose a minor that will go hand-in-hand with it. It was hosted by the School of General Studies as it houses undecided major students.

Students attending a Snack & Chat event from last semester's Advisement Weeks where they learned about the services in the NTLC.

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Office of Student Success and Retention as well as the Office of Student Government and the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons (NTLC) will be hosting Snack & Chat. This event will transpire in the NTLC from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and is an event intended to inform students on the academic support services that students can utilize. This includes the Writing Center, the Public Speaking Lab and more!

There will be two Career and Internship Prep Workshops on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and again Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Room 106. This event will be hosted by the Office of Career Services as they are known to aid students in their professional endeavors. This workshop will help students learn about potential internships and careers as well as how to find them by using resources such as Kean's Online Employment & Internship Portal. Students will also learn about the many other tools that the Office of Career Services provides. Freshman students will especially benefit from the program as it completes some requirements from their Cougar Climb program.

Another event titled One-Stop Connections is to be held Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 3:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. in CAS, Room 112. This event will be hosted by the One Stop Service Center and will teach students about their services and the KeanWISE website.

The next event is called Hop Off the Struggle Bus: Pathways to Academic Success in CAS, Room 123. It will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this event is to help aid students by giving advice and resources to those struggling with coursework and course loads as well as for those who are struggling to meet their GPA or degree requirements. There will also be representatives from the Office of Student Success and Retention there to answer students' questions, such as major and minor questions.

Finally, the last event will be on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m. on the CAS First Floor Lobby which is called Discover the Pathway to Your Major. The School of General Studies will be hosting this event which will include information on the different majors here at Kean. Students will even be able to complete a self-assessment survey to guide them in the right direction toward a career for them.

If one is interested in learning about the academic services that Kean provides or is in need of guidance to the right major or career path, be sure to visit any of these events. As a reminder, students will begin to register for classes as early as Oct. 29 in accordance with their registration eligibility. These programs will help students ensure that they are prepared to make a comprehensive schedule for next semester and put themselves on the path towards success. Registration for any of these events may be found on the Advisement Weeks webpage of the Kean website.


about the author

Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer
sheehsha@kean.edu

Shannon Sheeehan is a Junior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She joined The Cougar's Byte staff in Spring 2018. After her time at Kean, Shannon hopes to start her professional career in Public Relations and/or Social Media.