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ADVICE Newsletter - January 2013

|     WELCOME TO WINTER 2013      |       INFORMATION SESSIONS      |       DATES AND DEADLINES FOR WINTER      |     
APPLYING TO FACULTIES AND SCHOOLS     |
EXPLORING CAREER OPTIONS      |     DEVELOP YOUR STUDY SKILLS     |

WINTER 2013 - A NEW SEMESTER AND A NEW YEAR

Welcome to the January edition of ADVICE - A Newsletter for first-year students.

As you start a new semester at Memorial, you are likely to have questions about your courses and your intended degree program.

The Academic Advising Centre is here to answer those questions. Be sure to drop by the centre or make an appointment to see an advisor. 

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KEEP IN CONTACT

TEL:  709-864-8801
EMAIL:  advice@mun.ca
WEB: www.mun.ca/advice
APPOINTMENTS:  my.mun.ca

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 

Find out more about degree programs offered at Memorial at these information sessions hosted by the faculties and schools and the Academic Advising Centre.

  • Jan. 16 - Pharmacy
  • Jan. 23 - Arts
  • Jan. 30 - Social Work
  • Feb. 6 - Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR)
  • Feb. 13 - Business
  • Feb. 20 - Midterm Break
  • Feb. 27 - Science
  • March 6 - Engineering
  • March 13 - Nursing
  • March 20 - Education

All sessions will be held in the Science Building, Room SN 4068 at 1pm.

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OFFICE HOURS

Science (SN) 4053: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

NEW!

QEII Library 2028B: Monday to Friday, 2 - 4:30 p.m

QEII Library 2028B: Wednesday evenings, 5 p.m. - 8:p.m.


 IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR WINTER 2013

Jan. 21: The last day to add courses for winter semester and the last day to drop winter semester courses and receive a 100% refund of tuition fees.

Jan. 28: The last day to drop winter semester courses and receive a 50% refund of tuition fees.

Feb. 4: The last day to drop winter semester courses and receive a 25% refund of tuition fees. No tuition fees will be refunded for courses dropped after this date.

Feb. 25: The last day for undergraduate students to drop courses for winter semester without academic prejudice.

This is a summary of some important dates for the winter semester. As always, consult with the University Diary for full list of relevant dates. You may also wish to refer to the Office of the Registrar's Relevant Dates section with information about registration dates and times.

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   IMPORTANT DATES

It is always a good idea to consult with the University Diary for a full list of relevant dates. You may also wish to refer to the Office of the Registrar's Relevant Dates section for information about registration dates and times.

 

APPLYING TO FACULTIES AND SCHOOLS

All of the professional faculties and schools at Memorial have specific application deadlines and admission requirements. Some deadlines have passed, others are coming soon.

If you are interested in any of these programs you should ensure that you meet the admission regulations by completing the required courses.

Check the Guide to First Year, the university Calendar, or drop by the Academic Advising Centre. If you hope to be accepted to one of the programs listed below, be sure to submit the application on time.

January 15 deadline

  • Bachelor of Education (intermediate/secondary)
  • Bachelor of Music

March 1 deadline

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Recreation
  • Bachelor of Social Work

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EXPLORING YOUR CAREER OPTIONS

Are you undecided on an academic program? Are you unsure of the connection between academic programs and possible career paths?

Career Cruising is a great place to begin your career exploration. www.careercruising.com

Some of the features within Career Cruising include:

  • Career Matchmaker - interest assessment tool.
  • My Skills - matches skills to careers.
  • Personalized Feedback- provides insight on how careers relate to specific skills and interests.
  • Occupation Profiles - everything from Actuary to Zoologist - including job descriptions, working conditions, education and training, earnings and job outlook.
  • Multimedia Interviews - multimedia onscreen interviews from real people in each occupation.
  • Search options - to find careers that meet specific needs and goals.
  • Direct links - between careers and education programs.
  • Access to information on Canadian colleges, universities, and other training opportunities.

Please contact Career Development and Experiential Learning at cdel@mun.ca or call (709) 864-2033 for the USERNAME and PASSWORD to access www.careercruising.com.

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DEVELOP YOUR STUDY SKILLS

Find out how to make the most of your study time by attending one of the Study Skills Workshops offered at the University Counselling Centre.

These drop-in sessions provide an opportunity for you to discuss your concerns with a psychologist and develop helpful strategies to meet your academic needs.

In the past, students have worked on reading and study skills, time management, oral presentations, organizing knowledge for writing term papers and essays, and test anxiety.

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