August 2011

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I can say without hesitation that all students can get something out of advising, regardless of how prepared they are coming in. That’s because we help students in a lot of different ways. Most frequently, the advisors in the Student Success Center assist students to identify classes to take. It’s important to us that students don’t take anything that they don’t need, and that they keep progressing toward graduation. We also help students to indentify major and minor areas of study, and to take classes to meet those requirements. In addition, the advisors in the SSC work with students to navigate campus policies and utilize campus resources.

Business students are advised by the advisors in the SSC during the first two years, and by faculty advisors in the second two years, or after declaring a major. The faculty advisors have the most knowledge about the major and the field, and so they are a huge resource to students as they prepare to enter a job or career.

We care about student success. Come see an advisor today!

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Have you been trying to add full classes? Sometimes the best way to do this is just to keep checking MyNevada every day. Students are always dropping and adding classes. Check a few times a day! Your persistence can pay off.

Near the start of school, schedules are starting to be finalized, so you may not see that opening that you had hoped for. So what next? You can try an add slip request. This is an electronic request to the instructor… your way to let a professor know that you want to get into his or her class. Use the student comments section in the add slip request to tell the professor why you want to get in. Your request will be reviewed first by an academic advisor in the Student Success Center and then by the instructor of the class. If your request is approved… great! You will get an email and then be able to register in MyNevada.

If your request is denied… your next step is to check the General Catalog for your major requirements come up with some alternate options for fall semester classes. Check open courses and make sure you have met the prerequisites.

Finally, you can meet with an academic advisor to get help in identifying classes to take! Call us at 784-4912×1 to schedule an appointment.

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Who’s Writing

BUS 104 Class Summer 2011

My name is Robyn Davis–I coordinate Advising, Recruitment and Retention in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno.

As you can tell from my title, I do a little bit of everything here in the college, all related to our undergraduate students. I love working with students and having the opportunity to try new things.  I work with a great team of advisors, student workers and staff in the College of Business Student Success Center.

This summer I co-taught BUS 104, Business Exploration, to an awesome group of 50 high school students. We did a parent involvement video and Port of Subs project, and learned about entrepreneurship from some true entrepreneurs.

 Check out my LinkedIn profile for more about me.

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