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Academic Advising Center Presents: Advising Walk-In Hours - Stokes S139 tbd

Academic Planning Week April 4-7, 2016: Exploring Majors, Minors, Cores, electives, and other academic options.

Monday, April 4, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This interactive, panel-based discussion will be a chance for students still figuring out which opportunities are right for them, and will have the chance to hear about different academic journeys, how other students have navigated this process, and how facing uncertainty is an integral part of the BC experience!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Student representatives who have both remained with the premed track and those who chose other majors will be available for questions and discussion!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This workshop will specifically focus on opportunities to explore the business world and discuss ways to find internships and utilize resources like the Career Center. We will address the CSOM course options that MCAS students have and how blending a liberal arts foundation with a business focus creates a resume that will attract employers.

Major/Minor Fair
Thursday, April 7, 2016, Stokes South Hall
Sponsored by Academic Advising Center. Large student turnout; Read about last year's fair in the Heights. The Majors and Minors Fair will feature representatives from all departments at BC, available to discuss the majors, minors, and other programs they offer for undergraduate students.

Fair - Check out pictures from the Academic Fair, October 16, 2012

View all advising events on the BC calendar

Regular Events

Professors and Pastries

Professors & Pastries, and Professions

This regular weekly series gives students the opportunity to meet informally with faculty, advisors, and professionals. Themes range from “Life Sciences and the Health Professions” to “How to Succeed in Business with a Liberal Arts Degree” to “Studying, Working, and Living Abroad”, and "The Fine and Performing Arts".

Sponsored by the Academic Advising Center in partnership with the Career Center 

Location: Reception Area, Stokes, S140; 3:30 - 5:30 pm; Spring 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

     Theme: "Suddenly It's Summer"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

     Theme:  "Fellowships and Grants"

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

     Theme:  "Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors"

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Secrets for Success

Quick 30 minute sessions held in Stokes Hall, S139  to demonstrate the best ways to improve test taking, note taking, and study skills. 

Topic and Times:

Time and Task Management (presented by the Office of Health Promotion )

Monday, September 21st: 10-10:30 am or 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Study SKills and Note Taking (presented by the Connors Family Learning Center)

Wednesday, September 23rd: 11:00 - 11:30 am

Test Taking Tips (presented by Learning Resources for Student Athletes) 

Monday, September 28th: 11:00 - 11:30 am

Writing a Research Paper (presented by Learning to Learn)

Tuesday, September 29th: 11:00 - 11:30 am 


Ask the Advising Center

Don’t have time to stop by the Academic Advising Center? Have a question about your schedule you’ve been meaning to ask someone? This is an opportunity for students to stop by our table in McElroy during select hours in the advising period with general questions related to advising and registration.

Conversations With......

This regular series of informal conversations with faculty and professionals covers such topics as preparing for a business career with a liberal arts degree, minors in the Lynch School of Education, using the Career Center, and choosing a major.

Location: Stokes S139; 3:00-4:30 pm; (RSVP needed - upcoming email tba) 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016:

Conversations with School of Social Work & Lynch School of Education

Traveling Seminars

In these seminars, possibly two or three times each semester, students meet informally with faculty and professional staff to gain insights into their research and to tour cultural and research facilities and resources. Seminars have included trips to the Franklin Park Zoo, McMullen Museum, Walden Pond, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Boston’s Paul Revere House.