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e.advisor - February 2016

Register for Spring 2 Today!
Are you registered for Spring 2? The Spring 2 term begins on March 14 and classes are filling up fast! Take a moment to review the schedule and register yourself through Banner Self-Service or contact your advisor. 

Are you graduating this May?
If you are participating in the graduation ceremonies this May, don't forget to RSVP for the Pre-Commencement Ceremony here. School for Professional Studies Pre-Commencement is Friday, May 13. Be sure to purchase your cap and gown at one of the graduation fairs at the bookstore in the month of April, find out more here.

SPS Announces Two New Corporate Partnerships
The School for Professional Studies is happy to announce newly signed relationships. First with Buckingham Asset Management of Clayton, MO. They are a nationwide financial advisement firm that is experiencing tremendous growth. Second Centene who is a large multinational firm, headquartered in Clayton also. We are proud to be part of their goals of growth and prosperity.

Ready, Set, Certify!
Let's face it - your professional portfolio is changing alongside the evolving working industry. Your degree is a great asset, but consider the power of adding a certification to your resume! Certifications allow you to expand your knowledge in a specific area of your field while advancing your skillset in that particular field. You can even earn college credit for your certifications in conjunction with your current degree program!

SLU's Workforce Center offers the following certifications:
CompTIA:
- Network+
- Security+
ISC2:
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Microsoft:
Administering Microsoft SQL Server Database
PMI:
- Project Management Professional (PMP)

To name a few... Interesting in learning more about our certifications? Contact the Workforce Center at 314-977-3226 or info@workforcecenter.slu.edu

Hospitality SLUnited
Save the date for the 4th annual Hospitality SLUnited networking event. This unique event features an industry panel discussion as well as the opportunity for hospitality professionals, association members, and students representing all sectors of the industry to network with each other in an environment that encourages interdisciplinary, strategic collaboration. If you are interested in volunteering for the event please contact Katie Devany (devanyk@slu.edu).

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Location: Il Monastero, SLU Campus

Our Dean Published a Paper!
The Dean of SPS, Dr. Beth Freeburg published Implementation of Common Core State Standards: Voices, positions, and frames in Career and Technical Education Research in January. Kudos!

Financial Services Update
It is tax season time. The Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997 includes
provisions for the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime
Learning Credit. Both credits allow certain taxpayers who have
incurred qualified expenses for higher education to take a credit
against their federal income tax liability. Educational institutions
are required by law to provide information to students who qualify for the education credits. Schools, colleges and universities report this
information to the IRS and to students on Form 1098-T. The 1098-T form should not be attached to your federal income tax return when you
claim the education credits (as W-2 forms are); however, you must have
received this form in order to claim either the American Opportunity
Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit on your federal tax return.
More information about this form and how it should be used can be found here.

Career Services Update
The Career and Graduate School Fair will be on Wednesday, February 24 from noon - 4 p.m. in the Busch Student Center - Wool Ballrooms. Career Services will offer walk-in career fair prep from 9 - 5 p.m. on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23 in the Busch Student Center in Suite 331. Students are also able to email resumes to Susan Gale in Career Services at galesh@slu.edu

Scholarship Opportunities
The Society for Information Management is offering five $2000 scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in computer science, information systems, or related fields. To apply have your resume, two reference letters, and personal statement sent to Dr. Joseph Rottman at rottman@umsl.edu Note that the deadline for completing your application is 2/10/2015. 

The MOAA Scholarship Fund Educational Assistance Program application for the 2016-2017 school year is now available here. The deadline to apply is noon (EST) on March 1, 2016. Students can apply for the interest-free loans and grants which are awarded annually for up to five years of undergraduate study, or until a student graduates. Please do not hesitate to contact edassist@moaa.org if you have any questions.

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Save These Dates

2.4.16
On-Campus Information Session

2.12.16
Spring 2 Scholarship Deadline

2.24.16
Spring Career Fair

3.10.16
7th Annual Cyber Security Symposium 

3.14.16
Spring 2 Begins

4.3 - 9.16
Atlas Week

4.23.16
Combat Boots & High Heels 5.56K Fun Walk/Run

4.28.16
SLUnited Networking Event for Hospitality Professionals

5.13.16
Pre-Commencement

5.14.16
Commencement Ceremony

SPS Events Calendar


Study Tip of the Month
Try studying for a few minutes right before hitting the hay. During sleep, the brain strengthens new memories, so there's a good chance we'll remember whatever we review right before dozing off.

Reflect and Connect
"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."
Sam Levenson



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