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e.advisor - December 2015

SPS Celebrates our MidYear Graduates!
Graduation CelebrationMidyear Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena, located at 1 S. Compton Ave. in St. Louis, Mo. All graduates will be expected to arrive no later than 1 p.m. Students must RSVP online to attend the event. You can learn more about the ceremony here.

Register for Spring Classes
Get registered for classes before the busy holidays set in! The Spring 1 term begins on January 11 and classes are filling up fast! Take a moment to review the schedule and register yourself through Banner Self-Service or contact your advisor. Tuition bills for the spring semester will be processed in December. To ensure the accuracy of your bill and your aid, register for both the Spring 1 and Spring 2 terms now!

Trivia Night was a success!
Thank you for supporting our 7th annual trivia night. We raised over $19,000 toward scholarships for SPS students at the Trivia night, November 6, 2015! Thank you for playing, volunteering and getting the word out! Mark your calendars now for Friday, November 4, 2016 to join us next year!

Saint Louis University's Workforce Center offers certification courses for COLLEGE CREDIT! Students have the opportunity to not only earn college credits, but are also able to add a valued certification to their resume.Some of our most popular courses for college credit and certification include:

• Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), 3 Credits
• Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), 3 Credits
• Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), 3 Credits
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), 3 Credits
• CompTIA Security+, 3 Credits
• Project Management Professional (PMP), 3 Credits

Interested in registering or finding out more about our certifications and college credit courses? Contact the Workforce Center at 314-977-3226 or Check out all of our course offerings at

Financial Services Update
Student Financial Services is proud to announce its new Online Financial Education Center. The Online Financial Education Center to provide you with resources that will improve the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage financial resources over a lifetime. Find more information here.

AAUW is Offering Career Development Grants!
Who may apply: Women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce and whose bachelor's degree was received at least five years before the award period. Find more information here.
Funding: $2,000-$12,000
Deadline: December 15

Partnership Corner
Attention Bridge 7: If you are hoping to continue on to the B.A. in Org. Studies, please contact your advisor today to be added to the roster! Cohort 6 begins in March 2016! You can learn more about the program here.

Career Services Update
Susan Gale, LPC, your career counselor, is available by telephone, email or appointment to assist you with career decisions or the job search. Please contact her at 977-2830 or at When you log into Handshake through mySLU or through, you'll also have access to InterviewStream , SLUvisors and GoinGlobal.

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Save These Dates

Spring I Scholarship Deadlines

Midyear Commencement

12.24.15 - 1.4.16
University Closed for Winter Break

Spring 1 Start Date

Cyber Security Symposium 


SPS Events Calendar

Study Tip of the Month

Quiz yourself: Once you feel you understand a concept or a topic, it is important to test yourself on it. Try and replicate exam conditions as much as possible: turn your phone off, don't talk, time yourself etc..

Reflect and Connect

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." -Hal Borland

Did you reach all of your 2015 goals? If not, what do you plan do to differently next year?

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