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General Studies Advising Day and Advising Fair, 2022

Events, Workshops, and Information Sessions

Calendar Overview, General Studies Advising Day and Advising Fair (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

Click on linked session titles below to access Zoom registration information.

You can also visit the collegewide Advising Day page.

Tuesday, October 18

Students majoring, or interested in majoring, in Biology, Environmental Science & Policy, and Bioinformatics can join this session at any time to get advising from one of our faculty members.

The Biology Department is holding a variety of advising sessions. Students can make scheduled appointments through MS Bookings or drop in via Zoom.

  • 11 a.m.: We will have special guests from Black Hill Regional Park (a naturalist and volunteer coordinator) discussing opportunities via Zoom.
  • 1 p.m. Mike Mehalick, the STEM internship coordinator will also be available to discuss opportunities via Zoom.

Chemistry faculty advisors available for drop-in advising to assist students with SAPC assignment, course registration and other advising questions.

This information session will go over key components of the General Studies Program and Cores. Breakout sessions in the second half of the session will allow students to speak with advisors from the different General Studies Cores: STEM, HACL, SSAH & INTG

Figure out your future in Communication Studies by talking to a program advisor and setting a pathway to success!

A very common question from health science students is 'What do I need to do to succeed in medical careers?' We will talk about tips and tricks on how to prepare, academically and mentally, to be successful in medical careers. We will address and find possible solutions to common challenges students face here at MC and in their future professional schools.

Students interested in learning about degree, transfer, and career opportunities in criminal justice are encouraged to attend this advising session.

Not everyone who graduates from MC with a Business major gets admitted to the University of Maryland's Business School! If you want to study Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management or other business-related majors, attend this event to find out how to get in to UMD's prestigious Smith School of Business!

Psychology, Sociology and Social Work are related fields with human-focused studies and research; however, the course and career pathways are quite different. Come learn about the difference between these popular majors so that you can make an informed decision when transferring to a 4-year institution.

Students will learn details on American Sign Language (ASL) courses to fulfill a General Education requirement and to enrich their knowledge of sign language and American Deaf culture. ASL/spoken English interpreters will be provided. 

This session is designed to introduce you to information, resources, and strategies to make plans to transfer. In this session, in addition to reviewing the resources available to help you transfer successfully, you will learn what kinds of things you should be thinking about as you plan to transfer.

Dr. Dorn Carranza, FDA Associate Director for Regulatory and Translational Sciences and Dr. Asis Lopez, FDA Regulatory Scientist will present a live Webinar for MC students to share experience opportunities.

Information session for STEM students that need to take their first Chemistry course (CHEM099 / CHEM131 / CHEM131+031 / CHEM135) at MC. Learn about necessary preparation and pre-requisites, scheduling options and what it takes to be successful in Chemistry.

Come learn about the University of Maryland's Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) program at the Universities at Shady Grove. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the CCJS program, transfer requirements, and transfer process! We are here to answer any questions you may have and help you along the way!

Are you interested in contributing to the scientific process to solve real-world problems? Are you considering a career in research, but aren't sure what the options are? If so, this session is for you! In it, you will learn about opportunities available through research projects that need the help of citizen scientists like you.

Are you interested in research and problem solving? Come learn about the NIST Internship and STEM Honors Program at MC.

This is a session designed for undecided students who want help deciding on a major. This session will introduce key questions and resources you can use to narrow and decide on what major to pursue.

Come and learn how to make an academic plan that is compatible with your interests, skills and goals.

We will provide background information on the Data Science program options, the program requirements and transfer options as well as job opportunities associated with data science

Biotech advising. Want a great career in the local biotech industry? Consider MC Biotech! Besides the drop-in session, make an appointment on Starfish (Lorraine Kelman), Bookings, or by email (Lori.Kelman@MontgomeryCollege.edu

Learn how to use your degree evaluation as a guide to completion, when to apply for graduation, and what to expect afterwards.

Representatives from the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy will be hosting an info session about their programs.

  • General Studies STEM drop-in advising: This session is for students majoring in General Studies-STEM. Attend this session if you would like to get help on course selection, academic planning and more! 

  • General Studies HACL Drop-in Advising: General Studies HACL majors are welcome to follow the link for drop-in advising with a program advisor. We can help you consider classes for next semester, see your progress with your degree path, and discuss your areas of interest with career paths and/or transfer institutions.  

  • General Studies INTG Drop-In Advising: Drop-In advising session for Integrated Studies CORE majors. 

  • General Studies SSAH Drop-In Advising: Are you a General Studies SSAH major? Drop in at any of the times below to talk with designated advisors for the listed program or discipline. Course planning, major questions, SAPC review are all available during these times.  Please have your m# available.

Find out what career paths economics offers. Get information on the right courses to take when pursuing an economics degree.

MC faculty who teach LING 200 "Introduction to Linguistics" (Dr. Mark Alves and Dr. Carolyn Castro) will introduce the field of linguistics and describe LING 200. You will also learn how linguistics can be applied to other majors and careers, including world languages, language education, anthropology, sociology, psychology, speech pathology, computer science, and other disciplines. After the introduction, we will answer questions and offer other ideas about how taking linguistics can benefit you in your academic and professional development. 

Thursday, October 20

Are you a General Studies SSAH or INTG major? Drop in at any of the times below to talk with designated advisors for the listed program or discipline. Course planning, major questions, SAPC review are all available during these times.  Please have your m# available.

This presentation will explore various options and pathways students can take to prepare for a career in Nursing.

Learn how to use your experiences with internships, clubs, volunteer, and classroom projects to help create your resume.

Panel from History, English, Philosophy and World Languages about the importance of studying Humanities and possible career choices.

Friday, October 21

This session is for students majoring in General Studies STEM & INTG. Attend this session if you would like to get help on course selection, academic planning and more!

General Studies HACL & INTG majors are welcome to follow the link for drop-in advising with a program advisor. We can help you consider classes for next semester, see your progress with your degree path, and discuss your areas of interest with career paths and/or transfer institutions.