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It’s New! March is Advising Month at Glendon – Here is Everything You Need to Know for Planning Your Program


March has been declared “Advising Month”, offering you a series of events designed to prepare you for the transition into your next year of studies.  

Glendon’s Academic Advising has been hard at work designing new and practical ways to inform you of what you need to know in order to plan your programs of study for next year, as well as for the coming years. They are easy to follow and students who take advantage of the services offered have an excellent chance of success in their planning process.

New this year: an Academic Conference for all first-year students on Friday, March 12th from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Over 160 of your fellow students have already registered. Make sure you don’t miss out! The conference will provide you with everything you need to know about next year: an opportunity to review your degree requirements, attend sessions with departments of your choice, and receive valuable career advice from career specialists.

Another brand new program: Major Week for Continuing Students, from March 15th to March 19th. This is a lead-up week to the 3-Step Advising, with each department providing drop-in “office hours”, where faculty members will be available to review major requirements with you. 

As in previous years, the Academic Advising staff will set up in the cafeteria for 3-Step Advising, from March 22nd to the 26th, to review final course choices with you. Please note the new format of this service for continuing students. You are now invited to:

1.   choose your courses in consultation with your major Department during Major Week

2.   review your final selections with an Academic Advisor during the 3-Step Advising period

3.   enroll in your courses online.

“Students are ultimately responsible for their studies, but we also want them to realize that we're here for them”, says Manager of Academic Advising Cristina Bregar. “A whole month of ‘advising’ will give everyone ample opportunity to get all the information they need before they choose their courses for the fall.”

It’s a characteristically all-Glendon effort and everyone is involved: Academic Advising, department Chairs, faculty members, Counselling and Disability Services. “We are here to empower students by giving them access to the tools and the advice they need in order to succeed”, adds Bregar. “They just need to make the most of the events that are being offered throughout the month of March!” 

Academic Advising has created a special website for Advising Month, where all the details of the services and programs offered can be explored. Make sure to participate in the events and get the information you need in good time to make informed choices for your future.

Article submitted by Glendon communications officer Marika Kemeny

Published on February 24, 2010