November 14, 2007
Hey once again!
It seems that I am horrible at keeping up with my blog. I apologize! ...and since I am trying to get better, I've dedicated time on my calendar to "get 'er done"!
Well I wanted to talk briefly about how SI structures student advising sessions.
SI practices open advising with faculty.
Basically, you as the student can choose whomever you want to speak with about courses, careers, whatever. However, you must schedule the time and be sure to have a strong idea of what you want to get out of the session.
Things students bring up included:
- Relevant courses for my specialization
- Cognates to consider (cognates are courses outside of your specialization. They can be either in or outside SI)
- Companies to consider interning with
Many of the professors have contacts with various companies. They can speak on the culture of the organization, research being done, direct you to students who have worked in the place of interest...and even better...put you in contact with people who could hire you. Yeah!
- Affirmation on your future plans
Not sure you are headed in the right direction. Here is an opportunity to get feedback.
Open advising is also an opportunity to just get you and your interests out in the open. Opportunities like research, internships, discussions and seminars etc. can appear frequently but aren't always advertised to everyone. Networking is often how you get connected.
And if you haven't figured it out yet, Michigan is ALL about networking!!!! If networking makes you uncomfortable you will have many opportunities to change your mind - sharpen your skills and reach pro status. Seriously.
Posted by krosalia at November 14, 2007 06:33 PM