March 2012

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Career Fair Prep Event

Attend the Career Fair Prep Event today!

The Competitive Edge – Your Jump Start to a Job

11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 29, Joe Crowley Student 4th floor

Get ready for the career fair by attending this multi-station event for students designed to provide insight, advice and experience on being a better prepared career fair attendee/job applicant from employers and university staff.  Come prepared with your resume to receive a critique by an employer, brush up on your interviewing skills at the mock interview station, and hear from employers what they expect you to know and do to make that good first impression. Stations include dress for success, company research, introductions, resume critiques, mock interviewing, assessments and career resource stations.

Networking Reception

4 pm – 6 pm, Tuesday, April 3,  Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom A

Mix and mingle with local, regional and national employers and meet the recruiters and get a head start by making a good first impression with representatives who will be recruiting at the career fair.

Career & Internship Fair

10 am – 3 pm, Wednesday, April 4, Ballrooms, Joe Crowley Student Union, 4th floor

Look for internships and full time positions, both locally and regionally.  Some employers will conduct interviews on the spot, on Thursday, October 27 or in the weeks following the fair.  Check Career Navigator for details.

For questions, contact careers@unr.edu or 775-682-9147.

See below for enrollment appointments. This week, summer enrollment times will be listed in the Enrollment Dates box each student’s Student Center in MyNEVADA. The date and time listed is the EARLIEST opportunity that each student can enroll. Click on details to see summer and fall enrollment appointments.

Summer 2012 enrollment appointments:

March 26 (8:00am – Noon): Honors/Athletes

March 26 (Noon – 5:00pm): Graduate Students

March 27: Seniors

March 28: Juniors

March 29: Sophomores

March 30: Freshmen

April 2: Open Enrollment (grad special/nondegree)

Fall 2012 enrollment appointments:

April 2: Honors/Athletes

April 3 – 6: Graduate Students

April 9 – 13: Seniors

April 16 – 20: Juniors

April 23 – 27: Sophomores

April 30 – May 4: Freshmen

If you are enrolled in classes to complete the pre-business core this spring semester, and if you have a UNR GPA over 2.0—you are eligible to declare a business major!

The benefit of declaring a business major sooner than later is huge, because upper-division business classes (except ECON courses) have a prerequisite of being declared into a business major. So—being declared will help you to register for the classes that you want to take in the summer and fall.

You must meet with an academic advisor to declare! Call the College of Business Student Success Center at (775) 784-4912×1 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to declare your major!

If a student stays in a course that they are not doing well in, and receives a poor letter grade they want changed, and the course is 100-200 level, then the student can retake the course and have the letter grade replaced. A student can do this with five 100-200 level courses, but the course must be taken within the next two following semesters. This is what the catalog says about replacing a grade:

R” signifies replaced. An individual course grade replaced under academic forgiveness will not calculate into GPA. Students may repeat a maximum of 15 lower-division credits (100-200 level) to replace original University of Nevada, Reno grades. The course(s) must be repeated and completed at the University within the next two regular semesters in which the student is enrolled. If the course is not offered within the next two regular semesters, the student must take the course the next time it is offered. The most recent grade earned in the course will be used in the grade-point calculation. Students who wish to utilize the grade replacement policy must file an application in the Office of Admissions and Records. Students may not apply for grade replacement for courses in which credit was earned by departmental exam or for courses in which they received a sanction for academic dishonesty.

Contact an academic advisor in the College of Business Student Success Center for more information!

If students are not doing as well as hoped in a class this semester, there are two options in lower-division (100-200 level) classes—either withdraw from the course, or stay in the course and replace the grade in the future. Here are some main questions students should ask themselves when making this decision:

  • If I withdraw from a course, will I drop under 12 credits—which will affect my financial aid and housing here at UNR? (All students receiving financial aid and/or in student housing must be enrolled in at least 12 credits.)
  • Is the course I am doing poorly in 100-200 level? (If it is above this level, the course will be eligible for grade replacement.)
  • If I will still be in 12 or more credits even if I withdraw from a course and the course is 100-200 level, is it better for me to stay in the course to learn as much as possible so I can succeed in the course when I retake it, or drop it now?
  • Have I already received an “R” for five courses? (If so, you will not be able to replace any more grades and withdrawing from the course is the best option rather than receiving a poor grade and then retaking and replacing the grade.)
  • If I stay in a course, will it affect my overall GPA and cause me to go on academic probation? (Please review academic probation standards and dismissal policy.)
  • If I stay in a course will it affect my overall GPA and cause me to lose my financial aid? (Please review the SAP policies for academic probation and finanacial aid.)

There is a lot of information to consider when thinking of dropping a course. Please take all of this information into consideration and make a wise decision. Remember—the last day for students to drop an individual class in the spring 2012 semester is Friday, March 23. The academic advisors in the College of Business Student Success Center are available this week to help with your decision to stay in a class or drop it this semester. We are also ready to assist with your planning for summer and fall coursework!

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