SLS@ASU - The March Engage Change Dispatch

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The monthly newsletter for students in the School of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University

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  • March 2013 edition

    change dispatch the engage

  • academic updates

  • important dates

    March 4 Session B classes begin

    March 5 - Last day to register or drop/add Session B classes without college

    approval

    March 10 - Tuition & Fees 100% Refund Deadline for Session B classes

    http://students.asu.edu/tuitionrefundpolicy

    March 10-17 ASU Spring Break

    March 31 - Course Withdrawal Deadline for Session B and C classes

  • Feather-Degraw Endowed Scholarship for Working Adults

    The Margaret M. Feather, Augustus S. Feather, Jr. and Bette F. DeGraw Endowed Scholarship for Working Adults was established in 2004 and provides annual cash awards to eligible students who are degree-seeking working adults enrolled at ASU on a part-time basis (undergraduate enrolled in 9 hours or less; graduate enrolled in 6 hours or less). Eligible students must continue to enroll on a part-time basis and maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. Financial need is a consideration for awards and scholarships are renewable, but previous award recipients must reapply for future consideration. March 8 deadline! Website: https://scholarships.asu.edu/scholarship/13388

  • Burton S. Barr Memorial Scholarship

    The Burton S. Barr Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 and provides annual cash awards of $1,000-$2,000 to eligible students who are degree seeking working adults enrolled at ASU on a part-time basis (undergraduates enrolled in 9 hours or less, graduates enrolled in 6 hours or less). Eligible students must continue to enroll on a part-time basis and maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. Financial need is a consideration for awards and scholarships are renewable, but previous award recipients must reapply for future consideration. March 8 deadline! Website: https://scholarships.asu.edu/scholarship/13385

  • student success

  • tips and hints for college students

    Four Ways to Train Your Brain For Positivity http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/4-ways-to-train-your-brain-for-positivity.html 70+ Lessons that Influenced the Top Minds in Business http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130226124208-28723569-call-mom-for-the-

    ticket-to-your-success?ref=SE 4 ways to showcase your resume online http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/career/4-ways-to-showcase-your-

    resume-online How to Haggle Right: 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Salary http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/02/26/how-to-haggle-

    right-4-tips-for-negotiating-the-best-salary How to Recognize a College Financial Aid "Scam" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-weingold/how-to-recognize-a-

    colleg_b_2733137.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

  • getting ready for graduate school

    Getting Into Graduate School Tuesday, March 5, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC), Room L1-99 Campus: West This free seminar is a general overview about applying to graduate school. It is intended for all majors and does not focus on one particular program. It will provide tools and resources on how to decide if graduate school is right for you, how to choose schools and what's needed to market yourself to graduate programs as a desired candidate. Plan to attend? RSVP by Phone: 480-965-4102 or register at graduate.asu.edu/events_rsvp/7284 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Writing a Personal Statement for Graduate School Admission Wednesday, March 20, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Sands Classroom Building (SANDS), Room 133 Campus: West

    Thinking of applying to graduate school? Part of the graduate school application process involves writing a personal statement that describes your interest in the school to which you apply as well as why you want to pursue a graduate degree. Learn how to tailor your personal statements for any school to which you apply. Plan to attend? RSVP by phone: 480-965-4102 or register at graduate.asu.edu/events_rsvp/7282 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Preparing for the GRE Thursday, March 28, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC), Room 256 Campus: West This seminar will introduce you to the GRE and provides you with the tools and resources to prepare for the GRE, a standardized test required for admission by many graduate programs. An experienced instructor will present and work through sample problems representative of the various question types, and discuss useful strategies. To register: email the event name and date, along with your name, address and phone number, to info.arizona@review.com (put "ASU EGSS Registration" in the subject line), or you may Register by phone at 1-800-273-8439 ext. 1080 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LSAT Free Practice Test Saturday, March 23, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Location: Discovery Hall (DISCVRY), Room 250 Campus: Tempe Planning on taking your LSAT? Sign up to take a free practice test. Then join the Princeton Review for a follow-up Test Strategy session (mandatory) and see what your scores mean and how you can improve. To register: email the event name and date, along with your name, address and phone number, to info.arizona@review.com (put "ASU EGSS Registration" in the subject line), or you may register by phone at 1-800-273-8439 ext. 1080.

  • graduate student centers locations and hours

    Graduate College support staff can be found at Graduate Student Centers (GSC) on all four ASU campuses to discuss: the Graduate College application process, graduate college application, financing your education, graduate college test preparation and student organizations and resources. For more information and to schedule an appointment contact: Debra Crusoe, Program Coordinator Sr dcrusoe@asu.edu Locations and hours: Tempe campus INTDSB 288 480-965-9347 Monday and Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.

    Polytechnic campus ADMIN 130 480-965-9347 Tuesday 8 a.m. 4 p.m. West campus FAB N174 480-965-9347 Wednesday 8 a.m. 4 p.m.

    Downtown Phoenix campus POST 208 480-965-9347 Thursday 8 a.m. 4 p.m.

  • shades multicultural mentoring program

    Dont get overwhelmed with academics: GET A PEER MENTOR. Shades is a strong peer mentor program originally designed for underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Now all students are welcome to participate in Shades as they prepare to be future educators, designers, artists, clinicians, practitioners, etc.

    Any graduate or undergraduate student who is interested in mentorship and wants to provide or receive support in multicultural and academic issues should consider Shades.

    The value of being a mentee ACCESS to experience, knowledge and skills of trained mentor OPPORTUNITIES to practice new skills with your mentor ENCOURAGEMENT and MOTIVATION from your mentor and peers OPPORTUNITIES to discuss pressing issues within your academic circle in

    a supportive environment. For more information on our Shades Multicultural Mentoring Program please visit:

    graduate.asu.edu/diversity/shades.

  • outside of the classroom

  • free career services events

    Career Catwalk Thursday, March 7, 4-6 p.m. Doors open at 4 and the event starts at 4:30 Location: Cooley Ballrooms - Polytechnic Student Union Campus: Polytechnic Learn how to make the transition from jeans and t-shirt to suit and tie. Come see how to dress for interviewing and other career-related events. Impress your prospective employer, whether you are entering your career field for an internship or full-time employment. Clothing will be provided by Dillard's San Tan Village and modeled by our own Polytechnic Students. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Building a Professional Network Online Webinar Tuesday, March 19, 5-6 p.m. Learn to put your best foot forward when connecting with people who can help you along your personal career path, whether online or in person. Find out more about LinkedIn profiles and the potential that Facebook holds to make or break relationships. Log into the webinar @ https://students.asu.edu/career/careerwebinar ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Etiquette Dinner Thursday, March 21, 5-7 p.m. Cooley Ballrooms - Polytechnic Student Union Campus: Polytechnic Cost: $5 or 5 non-perishable food items

    Come learn how to properly conduct yourself during a business meeting or interview that is held over a formal meal. Learn what not to order, what to drink and how to pass the food properly! Each table is hosted by an industry executive who will offer advice and practice on proper protocol during the dinner, so expected dress is business formal. Open invitation to all ASU students. Reserve your place with a $5.00 fee paid at the Polytechnic Student Union Information Desk at the Polytechnic campus. Raise your awareness of the lack of global resources and waive your five dollar fee by bringing in 5 canned goods for a food drive to donate to families around the valley. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How do I find an Internship? - Career Service