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Advising | Exploration Week 2016


CAS Undergraduate Advising
Fax: 202-885-2429
Battelle Tompkins, Room 168

Moye, Christina Noami
Administrative Assistant

CAS Undergraduate Advising
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8012
Exploration Week

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Monday, September 19

I'm interested in Education, now what?
11:30 am | Battelle Tompkins 228 (Humanities Lounge)
In this presentation we will explore the many pathways of education offered at AU, including becoming a licensed teacher. 

"But I don't like politics..."
1:00 PM | MGC 245 
A brief overview of the undergraduate majors, minors, and combined programs, and resources offered by the School of Public Affairs. 

Financing Your Study Abroad Information Session
4:00 PM | MGC 200
This presentation will provide undergraduate students with information about financing study abroad. The topics will include financial aid, AU Abroad scholarships, and how payment for AU Abroad programs is arranged. 
All undergraduate students interested in study abroad are encouraged to attend! 

Tuesday, September 20

Majoring or Minoring in a Foreign Language
11:30 | MGC 203-205
This presentation will explore your options when considering a foreign language as part of your AU experience. 

Economics Information Session
1:00 PM | Battelle 228 (Humanities Lounge)
Get acquainted with the various opportunities for a second major or minor in economics. 

Successful Goal Setting
1:00 PM | MGC 203-205
In order to succeed, you must first set goals. Goals help you focus, provide direction, and help you track your successes. In this session, you will learn techniques for setting effective goals. 

BA/MA & BS/MS Information Session
2:30 PM | Battelle Tompkins 228 (Humanities Lounge)
Are you interested in getting your MA or MS at AU? Attend this information session to find out how you can start while you are still working on your undergraduate degree. 

Finding Your Major(s)
4:00 PM | Battelle Tompkins 228 (Humanities Lounge)
Unsure of what to major in? Or how to add a second major or minor? Come learn tips to help navigate all of your academic choices!

Literature Welcome Event
5:30 PM | Battelle Tompkins Atrium
The Welcome event is for majors, minors, and those considering joining the Literature Department. Students will have a change to learn about the four different tracks/minors. Faculty members and students from each of these tracks and minors will be present to answer questions. Careers, internships, and double majoring in Literature will also be discussed. 

Food will be served.

Wednesday, September 21

SPA Concentrations Fair
1-4 PM | Ward Lobby
You know you want to pursue a major offered by the School of Public Affairs, but do you know what you want to concentrate on within your major? Did you know Political Sciences has 6 different concentrations? Did you know the Justice & Law major now offers a terrorism & security studies concentration? If not, stop by the SPA Concentrations Fair to speak with faculty who teach in these different areas to help you make an informed decision. 

Science Friends Unite!
1:00 PM | MGC 245
Come to this special session to learn about the many student groups on campus dedicated to promoting and exploring science. Learn how to get involved in these groups and what volunteer/outreach opportunities are available in the region. Representatives from American University Women in Science, Phi Delta Epsilon, Students for the Exploration of Space, and others will be present for your questions. We will also form an interest group on creating a student-run campus research publication dedicated to health and science. 

Finding Your Major(s)
2:30 PM | MGC 245
Unsure of what to major in? Or how to add a second major or minor? Come learn tips to help navigate all of your academic choices!

Critical Race, Gender & Culture Studies Collaborative Open House

2:00-3:00 PM | MGC 328
If you are interested in any of the College of Arts and Sciences's interdisciplinary majors, stop by the Collaborative's new office space to learn about their academic offerings. 
To find out what majors are included, visit the Critical Race, Gender & Culture Studies Collaborative website

Thinking About Becoming a Health Professional?
4:00 PM | MGC 245
This informational session will provide information regarding how to prepare to apply to various health professional graduate programs. We will discuss class requirements, what to major in, and how to obtain clinical, research, and volunteer experience, as well as application timelines for these programs. 

How to Prepare for the Job and Internship Fair
6:30 PM | Career Center Library
Stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression at the Job & Internship Fair. Career Center staff will discuss effective business attire and offer strategies to help you make strong connections and follow up with employers after the fair. 

NEW DATE: 9/28- Psychology Majors and Prospective Majors Welcome and Info Session

8-10 PM | MGC 200
On September 28th, come learn how to join Psi Chi, the Psychology Honors Organization; about Honors in Psychology; Overview of Psychology Graduate Programs; and how to fulfill degree requirements. Pizza will be served! 
For more information, contact Professor James J. Gray at or 202.885.1716

Thursday, September 22

School of Communication: Major and Minor Options
11:30 AM | Battelle-Tompkins T-10 Rec Room (bottom floor across from the elevator)
Attend this discussion to learn more about the fields of student available in the School of Communication: Journalism, Public Relations & Strategic Communication, Film and Media Arts, Communication Studies, Foreign Language & Communication Media, and the minor in Communication. 

AU Abroad Fair
11 AM-3 PM | MGC 2-4 
Come to the annual study abroad fair! Representatives from partner universities and programs as well as AU Abroad alumni will be present to answer any questions you may have! Drop by any time and take a look at some study abroad programs that may interest you!

Finding Research Opportunities in the Sciences
1:00 PM | Battelle Tompkins 228 (Humanities Lounge)
American University provides a wide array of research opportunities for students in the sciences. Come learn about how to find research positions on campus as well as how to look for external opportunities and internships. In addition, learn about how and when to apply for research funding. Students of all levels are encourage to attend! 

Finding Your Major(s)
2:30 PM | Battelle-Tompkins 228 (Humanities Lounge)
Unsure of what to major in? Or how to add a second major or minor? Come learn tips to help navigate all of your academic choices!!

Double Up!
4:00 PM | Battelle Tompkins 228 (Humanities Lounge)
Are you interested in a second major or a minor, but don't know how to start? Attend this information session to learn about where to start!