Wednesday, September 19, 2007

GA Trainings - PowerPoint

PowerPoint
Wednesday, October 10th; 1-2pm; Location - TBA
Thursday, October 18th; 10 -11am; Location - TBA
Friday, October 26th, 2 - 3pm (online)


Seating is limited! Please RSVP to Julie Brown at jbrown3@twu.edu or 940-898-3409. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. the day before each training.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sept. 18 & 19 - Student Technology Empowerment Program

Tuesday, Sep. 18: TWU Technology - Everything you always needed to know about technology at TWU and didn't know to ask.

Wednesday, Sep. 19: Online Course Preparation - Before you sign up for an online course, you and your computer need to have a heart-to-heart. Are you both ready, willing and able? Come find out!

Our presentations are at 12:30 in the Student Union, room 113, finished in plenty of time for class at 1. Bring your lunch and learn about technology. As always, our handouts are available on our website at https://portal.twu.edu/step if you are unable to attend.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

National Career Week

National Career Week is November 12 - 16
Here's what's going on around campus for you!

Professional Dining Etiquette
Monday, November 12th
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Hubbard Hall Banquet Room
Co-sponsor: Center for Student Development
**Space is Limited! Pay to reserve your formal meal by 11/2/07. $5 for TWU students and $15 for guests.

Ask the Recruiter: What Hiring Managers Look For
Tuesday, November 13th
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Student Union 110

Effective Interviewing Techniques
Wednesday, November 14th
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Student Union 110

Fall 2007 Career Seminars

Brought to you by Career Services....

**You could win a grand prize of up to $500!! - For each Career Services Seminar you attend by October 10, 2007 your name will be entered into the drawing. The grand prize will be awarded at the October 10th "Dress to Impress" Seminar. You must be present to win.

Developing a Winning Resume & Vita
Wednesday, September 19
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Student Union 110

Dress to Impress: Developing Your Professional Wardrobe
Wednesday, October 10th
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Student Union 207

Smart Money Management: Before & After Graduation
Wednesday, October 24th
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Student Union 110

Using the Internet in Your Job Search
Tuesday, October 30th
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Student Union 110

Career Day Success Tips
Thursday, November 1st
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Student Union 110

Monday, September 10, 2007

Need help writing your resume or vita?

Need help with your resume? Let Career Services help you! Distance Learners can email their resume to careers@twu.edu, and one of the Career Services staff members will critique it.

Or, if you are able to come to campus, come to the Developing a Winning Resume and Vita workshop.

Wednesday, Sept. 19th
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Student Union 110

Students interested in participating should call Career Services at 81-2950 to sign up. Door Prizes will be awarded!!

Visit http://www.twu.edu/o-cs/CareerWorkshops.htm for a complete list of the Fall Career Seminars.

Internship/Cooperative Education Opportunities

If you are nearing the end of your time here at TWU are interested in an internship to gain valuable experience, get in touch with the Internships/Cooperative Education Program in Career Services. If you are not able to come to campus, email or call Melissa Schneider, Coordinator of Internships/Cooperative Education at mschneider@mail.twu.edu or (940) 898-2950.

If you are close to campus or are ever on campus come by the Internship/Cooperative Education Information Table that will be set-up throughout the fall. Here are the dates and locations.

September
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Union - 2nd Floor Lobby

October
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Union - 2nd Floor Lobby

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Union - 2nd Floor Lobby

November
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Union - 2nd Floor Lobby.

Also, visit the Internship/Cooperative Education Program website at http://www.twu.edu/o-cs/Internship-Co-opHome.htm to learn more about how you can be involved in an internship.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Fall 2007 Career Days

October 1
11 AM - 2 PM
Nursing Career Day, Houston Campus

October 15
10 AM - 1 PM
Nursing Career Day, Parkland Campus

November 15
11 AM - 2 PM
Professional Career Expo, Denton Campus - Hubbard Hall

November 16
9 AM - 1 PM
Education Career Day (Joint with UNT)
Denton Campus - Hubbard Hall

Drop and Withdrawal dates

September 12 - Last day to drop a class, but not withdrawal from the University, and receive a refund

September 25 - Last day to withdraw from the University, dropping all classes, and receive at least 25% of refundable tuition and fees; 5 p.m.

October 5 - Last day to drop a class without academic penalty; 5 p.m.

November 1 - Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University; 5 p.m.

Student ID Fee

Please be aware that all students pay the $15 Student Identification Card Fee every semester. This does not mean you are issued a new ID each semester. You are issued a card your first semester. The fee pays for the student ID computer system.

Here is the fee definition from the Bursar's Office website:

"Student Identification Card - A $15.00 fee to cover the cost of the student identification card system is required of all students who register for each fall semester, spring semester, and each summer term. There is a $10.00 replacement fee for lost, stolen, or discarded cards."

Virtual Student Services Center

Every student has access to Blackboard, and within Blackboard is the Virtual Student Services Center. You will see a tab for it at the top of the welcome page. Here you will find links to academic support units (Financial Aid, the Bursar's Office, Distance Education, Library, Graduate School, etc.) along with Student Life and Student Development offices (Career Services, Disability Support Services, SGA, Greek Life, etc.) You will also find links to local news, weather and traffic for the DFW and Houston area.

This page is provided to you as a one-stop-shop for any department or office you might need to contact. Don't see the information you need on there? Contact Distance Education at amabry@twu.edu to make a suggestion for more content.

Limit on Dropping Undergraduate Courses

From Dr. Judith Bean, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies

"Students may drop a course without penalty before the census day of each regular semester. However, after the census date, freshman enrolling in Fall 2007 or later (at TWU or any Texas public higher education institution), are allowed only 6 unexcused drops during their undergraduate academic careers. Drops after the census day will count toward the 6-drop limit unless they are supported by timely, appropriate documentation and excused by the university review process. Drops forms are available in the Registrar’s Office and require the signature of the student, instructor, and academic advisor. This policy is based on a new state law; see http://www.twu.edu/ugs/Dropped%20Courses.htm. This does not apply when students drop all classes for the semester, withdrawing from the university."