New Courses Added in Spring 2
CIS 330: Database Analysis & Design (29552) and CIS 360: Networking & Telecommunications I (29553) have been added to the Spring 2 course offerings beginning on Monday, March 16. Both courses will be fully online. Please either web register through Banner Self-service or contact your academic advisor. The full schedule of classes can be found here.
SPS Senator Positions on the Student Government Association
Interested in representing the School for Professional Studies as a senator on the Student Government Association? There are two SPS senator positions available for the 2015-16 academic year. The Election Packet can be found here and includes information about the election process which takes place at the end February. The Election Packet must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 6. You may contact Election Commissioner Liz Stark to hand in your packet, or you may drop off your packet in the SGA Office (Busch Student Center, Room 236) in the bin next to the Executive Office. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Stark at email@example.com.
Are you graduating this May?
If you are participating in the graduation ceremonies this May, don't forget to order your cap and gown online or purchase them at one of the upcoming graduation fairs in April. The last day to place an online order is Sunday, March 15.
Networking Made Simple: A Pre-Career Fair Workshop
In today's "who you know" job economy, networking is a vital skill now more than ever. In an interactive workshop on Monday, February 16, a panel of professionals demystify the art of networking and give you the tools to work a career fair so that you get noticed. The event will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the St. Louis Room of the Busch Student Center. Recommended attire is business casual.
Spring Career and Graduate School Fair
Attend the Spring Career and Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, February 18 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and get a head start on your life after Saint Louis University. Over 80 recruiters have already registered! The event will take place in the Wool Ballrooms of the Busch Student Center. Business professional or business casual attire is required. You can see a continuously updated list of attendees and positions for which they will be recruiting at careers.slu.edu.
There will be all-day resume reviews in Suite 331 of the Busch Student Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16 and Tuesday, February 17. You may also send your resumes to Susan Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions concerning any of these events, please contact Susan Gale, Career Counselor, at 977-2830 or at email@example.com.
Get Started on the FAFSA
Don't wait to get started on your FAFSA for the 2015/2016 academic year! Steps to prepare and file your FAFSA are below:
1. Apply for a PIN number for the student(www.pin.ed.gov)
2. Collect copies of your W-2s, tax return, bank statements, and financial records.
3. Begin your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
4. Follow the steps and enter the accurate information that is asked of you. The FAFSA will tell you exactly where to look for the information (i.e. Adjusted Gross Income is on IRS Form 1040- Line 37).
5. Note that if you are estimating using your 2013 tax information, you will use IRS Form 1040-Line 55 for taxes paid, and not line 56 as asked on the FAFSA.
6. Make sure you sign your FAFSA with your PIN and submit it to up to ten schools.
Security & Strategic Intelligence Panel Discussion
Join the School for Professional Studies for their 6th Annual Panel Discussion on Thursday, March 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m in Room 170 & 171 of the Busch Student Center. This year's topic will focus on leadership, decision making, and the future of security. The annual Security and Strategic Intelligence (formerly Criminal Justice and Security management) Panel event is a Saint Louis University pro bono service to the criminal justice, security and intelligence community. Since 2010, we have engaged in important dialogue around timely topics that have application in many fields, from information technology to legal counsel, engineering, human resources, law enforcement, business, security and education. All proceeds support the Security and Strategic Intelligence program through scholarships and industry-specific networking and educational events. Attendees are eligible to receive POST certification through St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Click here to register.
The Janice Mosby Scholarship Opportunity
The Prosperity Connection, a charity organiziation founded by the St. Louis Credit Union Board of Directors, is awarding (4) $2,500 scholarships to four deserving adult students in honor of Janice Mosby. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 13, 2015. Click here to learn more about the Janice Mosby Scholarship and how to apply.
Participate in a Research Study about Graduate Student Attrition
Ashley A. Adams, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education and Public Service here at Saint Louis University is requesting your participation in a research study investigating student identified factors that influence attrition among online graduate students. If you are a graduate student in the College of Professional Studies, you may qualify. Your individual responses will remain anonymous, but this research may be helpful for university administrators in improving existing practices, programs or policies to better serve graduate students taking online courses. Click here to learn more about this study and complete a 3 minute pre-screening questionnaire to see if you qualify. If you have questions about this research study, contact Ashley Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, contact Saint Louis University Institutional Review Board at 314-977-7744 and reference IRB # 25390. Your participation is appreciated.
Reflect and Connect
"Each person must live their life as a model for others." - Rosa Parks
What is your definition of a role model? How have you been a role model for others?
Information Session For Prospective Students
Do you know anyone who would benefit from a Saint Louis University degree? Invite them to our upcoming campus information session on Wednesday, February 4 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information, including a link to register.
'I AM' Series--Speaking up Against Bias Workshop
What is microaggression? Have you had experiences of microaggressions in your daily life that you would like to share? Did you ever struggle with how to respond to ‘innocent' and unintended questions or remarks that appear culturally insensitive to you? Tabari Coleman, Project Director for the St. Louis Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute, will lead this educational and interactive workshop to help us examine a wide range of microaggressions, reflect upon power and privilege in everyday life, and explore ways to use social media campaigns and other strategies to combat microaggressions on SLU's campus.
This event will be held as part of the monthly "I AM" Identity Awareness and Multiculturalism Workshop Series sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center. The workshop series are constructed to facilitate new levels of consciousness regarding concepts of social identity, privilege, multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice. These sessions move beyond the "celebration" of diversity approach to one grounded in empowering participants to become aware and knowledgeable change agents by providing interactive, engaging, and dynamic experiences.
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Global Citizenship Seminar, Room 124
Speaker: Tabari Coleman, Project Director, St. Louis Anti-Defamation League
For more information please email CCC@slu.edu or call (314) 977-2119.
Next Scholarship Deadline: February 13, 2015
Click here to access scholarships for new students and current students. There are also program-specific scholarships for students pursuing Project Management, Criminal Justice and Security Management, Hospitality Management, and Organizational Studies! Contact your advisor today if you have any questions regarding your eligibility. Good luck!
Save the date for Hospitality SLUnited, the premier networking event for St. Louis hospitality professionals. More information to come!
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Il Monastero
Contribute to the SPS e.advisor
We would love to feature SPS students in our next e.advisor! If you have any announcements you would like to include or if you just want to highlight a class experience, please contact Lauren Snowden at email@example.com.
Save These Dates
On-Campus Information Session
'I AM' Series Workshop
Spring 2 Scholarship Deadline
Networking Made Simple: A Pre-Career Fair Workshop
Spring Career and Graduate School Fair
SSI Panel Event (formerly CJSM)
Spring 2 Begins
SLUnited Networking Event for Hospitality Professionals
SPS Precommencement Ceremony
Spring Commencement Ceremony
SPS Events Calendar
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