Beloit College | Practicum

Fall Advising Practicum, November 1, 2017
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09:00-10:20  Initiatives Workshops for first and second year students. Click here for room numbers.
10:30-11:20  Department and Program Fair for exploring students (Pearsons Hall). Click here for locations.

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Time BlockLocationDept/Program/OfficeThemeTitleTypeAudienceFacilitators
10:30-11:20GODF 102AnthropologyPlanning your curriculumJunior/Senior Transcript Check
Junior & senior students review their transcripts to make sure they are on track to fulfill all requirements for the anthropology major.
WorkshopJunior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Nancy Krusko, Kylie Quave, & Leslie Williams
10:30-11:20SC 349Biology, Biochemistry, ChemistryGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
After Beloit: Graduate school and employment planning for biology, biochemistry, and chemistry majors.ConversationJunior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Chantal Koechli, Kristin Labby, Ibrahim Moustafa
11:30-12:50Bunge TheatreTheatre, Dance and Media StudiesHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
The Perks and Pitfalls of Being a Professional Actor Steve O’Connell, a Chicago actor (AEA/SAG/AFTRA) and Artistic Company member of Erasing the Distance, will speak with students considering a career as a professional actor. Steve will be talking about how he built his career, what some of his struggles were, and what he sees for his future. Steve will give you the real scoop and challenge you with the hard questions you need to ask yourself. Don’t miss this opportunity to think about your REAL future.Conversationanyone who thinks they want to be an actor!,
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.
Amy Sarno
11:30-12:50Fireplace LoungeHistoryStudy and work abroad,
Internships and research,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
The history department welcomes majors, minors, and prospective majors and minors to bring their questions and their appetites to a soup lunch!
Faculty members will describe their courses for next semester and be available to answer advising questions. Students will report on their experiences abroad and with independent research projects. All are welcome!
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Beatrice McKenzie, Ellen Joyce
11:30-12:50Godfrey Lobby/GODF 103AnthropologyGetting to know one anotherLunch and MentorshipConversationCurrent Majors/Minors.Department Faculty
11:30-12:50MI 208Political Science, International RelationsHoning college and professional skills,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another,
Finding balance and health,
Answering the "So what?" question
POLS/IR Social Hour - Getting to know one another and planning your curriculum in the POLS and IR Majors. Pizza served. ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.
11:30-12:50MI 209ClassicsHoning college and professional skills,
Study and work abroad,
Internships and research,
Graduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
What can Classics do for you and for the contemporary world? How do Latin or Greek get you a job? When is the next Rome block happening? (May 2019) And how can Classics at Beloit enhance your other areas of study? You bring the questions, we’ll bring answers and food.ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Matthew Taylor, Robert Matera, Lisl Walsh
11:30-12:50MI 213Education and Youth StudiesPlanning your curriculumNew Changes in Education. This informational session, with lunch will walk through all of the new policy and testing changes from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. New course offerings as well as information about the Education and Youth Studies department will be presented.PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Jingjing Lou, Bill New
11:30-12:50Mathers (Pearsons)Critical Identity StudiesGetting to know one anotherCRIS majors/minors are invited to have lunch, discuss current campus concerns, and find out more about upcoming CRIS events. ConversationCurrent Majors/Minors.Catherine M. Orr and M. Shadee Malaklou
11:30-12:50Natalie Gummer’s house (805 Church Street)Religious StudiesGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Current and prospective majors and minors in religious studies are invited for lunch at Natalie Gummer’s house (practically on campus) We will discuss the significance and value of the study of religion and its relation to future career and educational pathways. We’ll also talk about upcoming course offerings and related opportunities.ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Natalie Gummer, Sonya Johnson, Debra Majeed
11:30-12:50SC 116Computer ScienceJobs and careersCS Career Advice: The Trifecta of Business SuccessPresentationJunior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Software developers from Ticomix
11:30-12:50SC 131Physics and Astronomy, Engineering (3:2)Getting to know one anotherPhysics and Engineering Luncheon
If you’re majoring or minoring or thinking of Physics and or 3:2 Engineering, please join us for lunch and conversation!
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Britt Scharringhausen, Paul Stanely, Patrick Polley
11:30-12:50SC 249Health and SocietyPlanning your curriculumLunch with peer advising for students interested in the Health and Society majorConversationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Greg Buchanan, Laura Parmentier, Ron Watson
11:30-12:50SC 301BiologyPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Peer Advising Lunch for students interested in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biology ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Biology faculty and students
11:30-12:50SC 302Biochemistry, Health ProfessionsPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Peer Advising Lunch for students interested in Biochemistry and Health Professions ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Kristin Labby, Ibrahim Moustafa and students
11:30-12:50SC 349BiologyPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Peer Advising Lunch for students interested in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology and Environmental BiologyConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Biology faculty and students
11:30-12:50SC 414ChemistryPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Peer Advising Lunch for Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry. Some assembly required for lunch at noon.WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.George Lisensky, Kevin Braun
11:30-12:50SC444Geology, Environmental StudiesStudy and work abroad,
Internships and research,
Getting to know one another
Field experiences and study abroad in geology and environmental studies. Pizza provided!Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Swanson, Mendelson, Rougvie
11:30-12:50South College 1st floorOffice of Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness, AllHoning college and professional skills,
Internships and research,
Graduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
Paid summer research! Faculty mentorship! Financial support for the GRE! Have you ever considered pursuing grad school after Beloit? This info session covers the McNair Scholarship and the Graduate School Exploration Fellowship programs. BOTH of these programs prepare students for success in graduate education. BOTH programs are for talented students like you - first generation and/or self-supporting students, students of color, and others who have overcome adversity to achieve academic success. BOTH programs include paid research and faculty mentorship. You can apply for both programs through the same application - come have lunch and learn more!Presentationstudents interested in graduate school,
First year, Second Year, Junior.
Drs. Atiera Coleman and Jesse Carr
11:30-12:50WAC Hall of Flags and WAC North LoungeModern Languages and LiteraturesStudy and work abroadLunch and Student Study Abroad Panel Come have lunch with us and find out what your peers are saying about their study abroad experiences and ask them questions about anything related to study abroad. Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Amy Tibbitts
11:30-12:50WAC South LoungeEnglishStudy and work abroad,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Join the English Department for lunch and a panel on domestic study/study abroad. We’ll also be available right after lunch for advising questions and to discuss any questions you have about majoring in English. Panel DiscussionFirst year, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Francesca Abbate
11:30-12:50Weeks Lounge/PearsonsSociologyGetting to know one anotherOn your Marx, Get Set, Go! Sociology Speed Networking.
Undeclared? Hungry for a connection? Come mingle, have mocktails and pizza with charming sociology majors. Learn how sociology can change your life!
ConversationProspective Majors/Minors.
11:30-12:50Wright Museum of Art, Logan RoomStudio ArtPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Study Art Lunch
Interested in Studio Art Major? Join faculty and current majors/minors for lunch and conversation about the major/minor and upcoming events.
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Scott Espeseth, George Williams, Mark Klassen, Jill Kambs
11:30-12:50Wright Museum of Art, Room 202Art HistoryPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Art History Lunch
Lunch and everything you wanted to know about Art History’s major, minor, study abroad opportunities, and upcoming opportunities to shape the future of Art History at Beloit! Conversation and peer-mentoring with current majors and faculty, ideas about post-Beloit career trajectories, etc.
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Joy Beckman and David Boffa
1:00-1:50GODF 102AnthropologyPlanning your curriculumAll about the Major and Minor
Discussion of requirements and the philosophy behind the major and minor. Declare your major/minor and get your card signed during this session!
PresentationProspective Majors/Minors.Shannon Fie & Lisa Anderson-Levy
1:00-1:50Godfrey 103Summer Programs, Anthropology, Beloit Blocks, AllStudy and work abroad,
Planning your curriculum
2018 International Summer Block courses, Cuzco, Peru
Exploration and Encounter: The Way to Cuzco (ANTH 275 and WRIT 200). Come hear about two new courses being offered in Cuzco, Peru in summer 2018 by Profs. Chuck Lewis and Kylie Quave. All are welcome.
PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior.Kylie Quave, Chuck Lewis, Nuria Sanjuan
1:00-1:50Library Learning StudioLibraryHoning college and professional skillsZotero 101
Learn how to use Zotero to manage resources for your research projects. We’ll look at ways to populate a Zotero library, organize and edit resources in Zotero, and use word processor plugins to easily cite sources as you write and create properly formatted bibliographies. Feel free to bring your own laptop if you’d like one-on-one help with getting started.
PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Josh Hickman
1:00-1:50MI 208Political Science, International RelationsGraduate and professional schoolPOLS/IR Alumni Grad School Panel Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Rachel Ellett
1:00-1:50MI 213Education and Youth StudiesHoning college and professional skills,
Study and work abroad,
Internships and research,
Graduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
Developing and marketing Your Brand:Becoming a Professional in K-12 Education -MANDATORY for all 2018 Student Teachers. In this session we will explore how pre-service teachers can articulate their expertise to secure a position in K12 education. From drafting a resume, to developing a portfolio, attendees will consider how to take steps now to secure the sort of position in education they desire upon graduation. We will discuss crafting resumes for jobs in education and the role of action research and the documentation of professional work for employment. Additionally, we will examine the need for pre-service teachers to consider how to develop their brand as educators and how to market themselves to the schools and educative institutions in which they wish to work. PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Ann Frkovich
1:00-1:50Mathers (Pearsons)Student LifeHoning college and professional skills,
Getting to know one another,
Answering the "So what?" question
If you find yourself citing not enough time as the reason that you haven’t joined a semester-long Sustained Dialogue group, this session is for you! Join us for an experience of dialogue skills, communication across differences, speaking your truth, and working toward collective action to make this campus a better one for all. After experiencing dialogue through this session, you’ll be equipped to make an informed decision on spending 90 minutes a week in a Sustained Dialogue group next semester. WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Sarah Tweedale
1:00-1:50SC 117Cognitive ScienceStudy and work abroad,
Internships and research,
Graduate and professional school,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Info Session and Peer Advising in Cognitive Science
Come learn about the major/minor if you’re considering cognitive science, or if you’re a current major/minor, come learn about study abroad, summer programs, and get to know the rest of the students in the program!
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Robin Zebrowski
1:00-1:50SC 131Physics and Astronomy, Engineering (3:2)Internships and researchSummer Internships and REUs
Want to get an astronomy-, engineering-, or physics-related job this summer? How do you find one? How do you apply? How much will you get paid? Find out in this informative session!
First year, Second Year, Junior.Britt Scharringhausen
1:00-1:50SC 150EconomicsHoning college and professional skills,
Internships and research,
Jobs and careers
Panel Discussion by recipients of the Economics Endowed Internship AwardsPanel DiscussionProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Shatanjaya Dasgupta
1:00-1:50SC 245PsychologyStudy and work abroad,
Internships and research
Summer Experiences and Study Abroad Opportunities in Psychology
Psychology students will talk about how they located and benefited from psychology-related internships, summer research experiences, community engagement projects, and study abroad.
Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Psychology Faculty
1:00-1:50SC 249Health and SocietyStudy and work abroad,
Internships and research,
Graduate and professional school
Panel of HEAL majors will discuss study abroad, internship, and research experience. Q&A to follow.Panel DiscussionProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Greg Buchanan, Ron Watson, HEAL faculty
1:00-1:50SC 340Biology, BiochemistryPlanning your curriculumDrop-in advising/submit request for enrollment in Biometrics and Evolution (required); create or update Advising Map (required for declared biology majors)WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Biology faculty
1:00-1:50SC 414Chemistry, BiochemistryPlanning your curriculumDrop-in Meetings with advisors to update MAP and academic planning. Attendance for a portion of this time is required for course registration by chemistry and biochemistry majors.WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Chemistry and biochemistry faculty
1:00-1:50SC444Geology, Environmental StudiesInternships and research,
Getting to know one another
Come and learn about the variety of research topics that geoscientists pursue. Senior geology majors also present updates on their thesis research.PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Swanson, Mendelson, Rougvie
1:00-1:50Science Center 116Computer ScienceInternships and research,
Jobs and careers
Getting to Your Career in Computer Science: Finding internships, summer research, and jobs.ConversationSecond Year, Junior, Senior.Darrah Chavey
1:00-1:50Science Center 130Theatre, Dance and Media StudiesStudy and work abroadInternational Opportunities for Dancers
Come hear students talk about their experiences with dance while abroad. Many types of opportunities will be covered including finding dance even when your study abroad program focuses on something else, dance specific study abroad, special summer dance programs in international settings, doing social justice work through dance while abroad and the best international opportunities for dancers after graduation. We’ll have cookies!
Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Elena Cusack, Adrian Tomby, Chris Johnson
1:00-1:50Science Center outside main (1st floor) entranceStudio Art, ChemistryGetting to know one another,
Finding balance and health
Alternative Photo Process Giant Mural Project: Come learn the history, chemistry, and art of one of the oldest photographic processes, the cyanotype photogram, while playing in the sun! Using our bodies and found objects as subject matter, sun for exposure, and water for development, participants will make a 9x18 foot mural. The resulting fabric print will be sewn into Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. Artist-in-Residence Amanda Browder’s art installation for future display on campus. Workshop participants may also get to make and take away small-scale cyanotypes. All are welcome! Chemistry, biochemistry, and biology students, please be sure to check in with your advisor & update your Advising Map before participating. In the event of rain the workshop will be cancelled.WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Jill Kambs, Kristin Labby, Scott Espeseth, George Williams
1:00-1:50The Bunge Studio in the NeeseTheatre, Dance and Media StudiesHoning college and professional skillsFirearms Safety for the Stage with Jim Guy, props master from Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. In the first part we discuss the practical history of firearms, from the invention of gunpowder through the development of automatic weapons. The second part deals with firearms use on stage, starting with pre-production planning with an emphasis on weapon and ammunition choice, and moving through the rehearsal and blocking process to backstage procedure and onstage use and safety. Finally there is a practical demonstration of safety tests for the various weapon types and ammunitions discussed and a question-answer period. (4 hour session lasting from 1:00-5:00)PresentationJunior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Marina Bergenstock; Jim Guy
1:00-1:50WAC North LoungeModern Languages and LiteraturesStudy and work abroad,
Planning your curriculum
Center for Language Studies: Why YOU should consider CLS this summer Please join us for a student-led panel about why you should consider taking language classes with CLS at Beloit College during the summer. Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Olga Ogurtsova and Nuria Sanjuan
2:00-2:50Eaton ChapelMusicHoning college and professional skills,
Internships and research,
Graduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Forming a Music(al) Community Music students (majors, minors, prospective majors/minors, and participants) are invited to come learn about the department’s current and upcoming offerings (including small changes to the curriculum), meet like-minded colleagues and future collaborators, and discuss the formation of a music student advisory board and other community-building strategies.ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Daniel Barolsky
2:00-2:50Fireplace Lounge (MI)European StudiesPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
European Studies Social Hour and Information Session
Please join us if you’re a current European Studies minor and would like to meet other European Studies students, or if you’re interested in learning more about how the minor works and what it has to offer!
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Daniel Brueckenhaus
2:00-2:50GODF 102AnthropologyGetting to know one another,
Finding balance and health
Senior Moments: Reflections on Senior Experiences
Senior student panel discusses the things that worked for them, as well as things that did not, in the pursuits of their anthropology degrees.
Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior.Jennifer Esperanza, Jason Alley, and Senior Students
2:00-2:50Godfrey 101Museum StudiesPlanning your curriculumChanges to the Museum Studies Minor? Come learn about the new curriculum. Two conservators on campus this fall. How do I get involved? ConversationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Dan Bartlett, Joy Beckman, Bill Green, Nicolette Meister
2:00-2:50Godfrey 103Summer Programs, Anthropology, Physics and Astronomy, Religious Studies, Theatre, Dance and Media StPlanning your curriculum2018 Summer Blocks Learn about 5 new exciting courses happening in summer 2018: "Reinventing Malcolm X" with Prof. Debra Majeed; "Migrants, Immigrants, and Refugees" with Prof. Jennifer Esperanza; "Pick-Up Company" with Prof. Gina T’ai; "Introduction to Journalism" with Prof. Shawn Gillen; "Physics 101" with Prof. Brit Scharringhausen PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior.Majeed, Esperanza, T’ai, Gillen, Scharringhausen, Sanjuan
2:00-2:50Liberal Arts in Practice CenterLiberal Arts in PracticeHoning college and professional skills,
Internships and research
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! with summer funding from Beloit College. This workshop will give you all you need to write a competitive funding proposal for some of the more than a half a million dollars BC gives out each summer to make internships, research, educational travel and more possible. Come find out the nuts and bolts of finding opportunities, integrating summer plans with your educational and professional goals, putting together a solid budget. Learn what to do--and what not to do. Now is the time to think about the summer! We can help.WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior.Emily Sager & Carol Wickersham
2:00-2:50MI 010Religious Studies, International Relations, Art HistoryJobs and careers,
Answering the "So what?" question
Skype conversation about navigating career trajectories and the enduring value of a liberal arts education with alumna Emily Eagle (’06), who was an international relations major and a religious studies minor. Emily is currently a Senior User Experience Designer at Nordstrom. She makes websites and software easier to use for customers and employees. Her job combines business analysis, relationship management, graphic design, technical architecture, and psychology. Emily’s career trajectory was far from linear: before working in user experience design, she worked at a museum, taught high school art, was a freelance radio producer and audio engineer for public radio programs, and designed apartment signage. Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Natalie Gummer
2:00-2:50MI 213Education and Youth StudiesPlanning your curriculumNew Changes in Education This informational session will walk through all of the new policy and testing changes from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. New course offerings as well as information about the Education and Youth Studies department will be presented. Learn about pathways to being licensed and academic and professional opportunities in other non-teaching fields of EDYS.PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Jingjing Lou, Bill New
2:00-2:50MI Fireplace LoungePhilosophy, Cognitive SciencePlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Philosophy Ice Cream Social - Enjoy dessert, mingle with philosophy students and faculty, and find out more about next semester’s courses ConversationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Heath Massey, Phil Shields, Matt Tedesco, Robin Zebrowski
2:00-2:50SC 117Learning Enrichment and Disability ServicesHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
Conquering the Email
Welcoming students who would like to receive tips on how to organize your email and the proper way to email professors.
PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Kaela Evans
2:00-2:50SC 131Engineering (3:2)Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Engineering Advising
3:2 and 4:2 Engineering students need do plan carefully to be ready for engineering school! Come to find out if you’re on track and to get your questions answered!
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Paul Stanely, Britt Scharringhausen
2:00-2:50SC 150EconomicsPlanning your curriculumPathways through the Economics Department’s 3 Majoring Options:Business Economics, Economics, and International Political EconomyPresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Darlington Sabasi, Jermaine Moulton, Bob Elder
2:00-2:50SC 201Environmental StudiesInternships and research,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Climate Change and Natural Disasters.
Join a group of faculty and students for a round table on climate change. Participants will engage a discussion of causes, as well as mitigation and adaptation strategies that will profile some student-led initiatives. The discussion will be followed by a meet-and-greet session over refreshments.
Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Pablo Toral
2:00-2:50SC 202MathematicsGraduate and professional school,
Planning your curriculum
Dave Ellis and Ranjan Roy will talk about the variety of mathematics courses available, especially new course offerings, and and their applicability to students’ career path. Dave will discuss mathematics in the context of the liberal arts, and Ranjan will go into detail about the new applied mathematics courses. We will gather for cider and donuts afterwards in SC 212.PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.
2:00-2:50SC 245PsychologyPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Tea and Conversations about Psychology
Join current senior majors and faculty for tasty refreshments, peer advising conversations about the PSYC major, Spring courses, research opportunities, study abroad programs, and internships.
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Psychology Faculty and Majors
2:00-2:50SC 301Law and JusticeGraduate and professional schoolPreparing For and Applying to Law School

Thinking about law school after Beloit? Come talk with one of the College’s pre-law advisers about the steps you can take to become a successful law school applicant.
ConversationSecond Year, Junior, Senior.Larry White, Chair of the Law & Justice Program
2:00-2:50SC 349Biology, BiochemistryGetting to know one anotherIce cream and trajectories, failures, and successes Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Rachel Bergstrom, Amy Briggs, Katie Johnson, Jim Schulte
2:00-2:50SC 402Learning Enrichment and Disability Services, Liberal Arts in PracticeHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers,
Finding balance and health
From Job Search to Job Success: Disability in the Workplace
Disability issues affect every worker in the workplace, regardless of current ability status. Learn how disability can be an asset in the workplace, how to choose a job or career that that will utilize your strengths, and how to seek accommodations when necessary. We will discuss how to prepare yourself for the transition from college to the workforce and how to successfully communicate with supervisors and colleagues in order to meet your needs.
PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Jessica Fox-Wilson, Aaron Glavin
2:00-2:50Science Center 116Computer SciencePlanning your curriculumBeing/becoming a Computer Science Student: Advising and curriculum recommendations for Computer Science prospective or declared majors and minors. Including semesters abroad, transfer classes, research credit, etc.PresentationSecond Year, Junior.Darrah Chavey
2:00-2:50The Bunge Studio in the NeeseTheatre, Dance and Media StudiesHoning college and professional skills Firearms Safety for the Stage with Jim Guy, props master from Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. In the first part we discuss the practical history of firearms, from the invention of gunpowder through the development of automatic weapons. The second part deals with firearms use on stage, starting with pre-production planning with an emphasis on weapon and ammunition choice, and moving through the rehearsal and blocking process to backstage procedure and onstage use and safety. Finally there is a practical demonstration of safety tests for the various weapon types and ammunitions discussed and a question-answer period. (4 hour session lasting from 1:00-5:00)PresentationJunior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Marina Bergenstock; Jim Guy
2:00-2:50WAC North LoungeModern Languages and LiteraturesTranslating Language and Gender Identity in a Non-binary World Please join us for a faculty-led panel discussion about current practices around gendered and non-gendered languages.Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Edward Muston, Daniel Youd, Michelle Bumatay, Susan Furukawa, Donna Oliver, Sylvia López
3:00-3:50GODF 102AnthropologyGraduate and professional schoolSo, You’re Thinking about Grad School...
Faculty share their experiences and answer questions about applying to and attending graduate school.
Panel DiscussionSecond Year, Junior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Jason Alley, Bill Green, Leslie Williams
3:00-3:50Hendricks Center-1-120 Conference Room Theatre, Dance and Media StudiesJobs and careers,
Getting to know one another
The Field of Media Studies: College and Beyond A conversation with faculty about the nature of a media studies degree, and possible career paths upon graduation. ConversationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Joe Bookman and Chelsea McCracken
3:00-3:50Java JointLatin American and Caribbean StudiesPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Connect with Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Yes, we offer a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies! Join us from 3:00 to 3:30pm for casual conversation to learn about the courses offered next semester in Anthropology, French, History, International Relations, Religious Studies, and Spanish that can count toward the minor. You can also learn more about the 2018 Summer Block: ANTH 275 "Exploration and Encounter: The Way to Cuzco (Peru)" and other study abroad opportunities in Ecuador, Cuba, Chile, among other places.ConversationCurrent and Prospective Minors.Sylvia Lopez and Kylie Quave
3:00-3:50Library’s Learning StudioLibraryHoning college and professional skills,
Internships and research,
Graduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
Combating Fake News At a time when news is feeling fake how do we figure out what is real? Learning how to confidently evaluate information is a necessary skill in school and out in the workforce. Join me for a workshop is how to critically evaluate the different types of information you encounter throughout your day. Come prepared to engage and learn.WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Meghan Dowell
3:00-3:50Mathers, PearsonsOffice of Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness, Student Excellence and Leadership ProgramHoning college and professional skills“Make a Dollar Holla”: Learning the Hustle as a Low Income Student at Beloit.
Are you running into issues with your Financial Aid? Receiving student bills you don’t understand? Do you feel there is never enough money? If so, this event is for you!!! Join us to learn the hustle as a low income student at Beloit! You don’t want to miss this! Part One features Financial Aid and Accounting staff, and Part Two features a panel of student hustlers. Participants will be given ample time to ask questions and share their concerns with panelists.
Panel DiscussionLow Income Students,
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.
Paul Dionne, Marijuana Sawyer
3:00-3:50SC 117Health and Wellness Center, Office of International EducationHoning college and professional skills,
Finding balance and health,
Answering the "So what?" question
How to be sick (and then well again!) at Beloit College
We’ve all been there. You wake up on Monday morning and you feel terrible. You know you are getting sick! What do you do? Where do you go? How much will it cost? This session will review the steps from the moment you get sick until you get your final bill from the doctor’s office. We will address your options for when and where to go for health care at Beloit College and in the city of Beloit, how billing and insurance work, Beloit and U.S. Healthcare culture, and tips for managing your academic responsibilities.
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Tara Girard, Shannon Jolly
3:00-3:50SC 131Physics and AstronomyGraduate and professional schoolPlanning to apply to Graduate School in Physics and Astronomy
Find out how to prepare to apply for graduate school, and get all your grad school questions answered.
ConversationSecond Year, Junior.Britt Scharringhausen
3:00-3:50SC 150EconomicsHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
After Graduating with a major in Business Economics, Economics, or International Political Economy: Career Options in the Business SectorPresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Diep Phan
3:00-3:50SC 201Biology, Environmental StudiesInternships and research,
Jobs and careers
Field opportunities (courses, internships, research) for biology and environmental studies majors and othersConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Yaffa Grossman
3:00-3:50SC 212Mathematics, Computer ScienceGetting to know one anotherGathering with Cider and Donuts in SC 212, to be held after the mathematics presentation (in SC 202). ConversationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.
3:00-3:50SC 249Cognitive Science, PhilosophyAnswering the "So what?" questionCognitive Science Through Futurama
Come watch an episode of Futurama with us and explore how pop culture challenges our conceptions of minds and technologies and how cognitive science explores the same questions!
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Robin Zebrowski
3:00-3:50SC 340Biology, Biochemistry, Health ProfessionsStudy and work abroad,
Graduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
Developing/updating your CV/resume, personal statement for grad/med/professional school, cover letter for application/internship, essay for internship/study abroadWorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Katie Johnson, Jim Schulte
3:00-3:50SC 414Chemistry, BiochemistryGetting to know one anotherLiquid nitrogen Ice Cream with chemistry faculty and students. More assembly required.WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.George Lisensky, Laura Parmentier, Ibrahim Moustafa
3:00-3:50Science Center 101Residential LifeHoning college and professional skillsMemory Tricks for People Who Fear MemorizationWorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Sarah Coyer
3:00-3:50The Bunge Studio in the NeeseTheatre, Dance and Media StudiesHoning college and professional skills Firearms Safety for the Stage with Jim Guy, props master from Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. In the first part we discuss the practical history of firearms, from the invention of gunpowder through the development of automatic weapons. The second part deals with firearms use on stage, starting with pre-production planning with an emphasis on weapon and ammunition choice, and moving through the rehearsal and blocking process to backstage procedure and onstage use and safety. Finally there is a practical demonstration of safety tests for the various weapon types and ammunitions discussed and a question-answer period. (4 hour session lasting from 1:00-5:00)PresentationJunior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Marina Bergenstock; Jim Guy
3:00-3:50WAC 10Modern Languages and LiteraturesPlanning your curriculumJapanese Program Advising Please join the Japanese professors for informal advising and information about the program. ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Susan Furukawa and Akiko Ogino
3:00-3:50WAC 202Modern Languages and LiteraturesPlanning your curriculum Russian Studies Advising Session Please join Russian Studies faculty for more information and advising about classes and study abroad opportunities. ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Donna Oliver and Olga Ogurtsova
3:00-3:50WAC 207Comparative LiteraturePlanning your curriculum,
Answering the "So what?" question
Why Comparative Literature is the Right Major for You Please join an informal discussion about the comparative literature major and why this field of study can lead to unexpected opportunities in many fields. ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Prospective Majors/Minors.Amy Tibbitts
OnlineOffice of International Education, AllStudy and work abroadStudy Abroad: Myths, Realities, Resources, Deadlines (Online link)PresentationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Elizabeth Brewer
President’s Lounge, Chapin HallAllHoning college and professional skills,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another,
Finding balance and health
Collage it Out after Advising Practicum
THURSDAY 5-7PM
Come think about your interests and classes for next semester and craft your studies, academic interests, and vision moving forward. We have all the supplies to create great wall art for your personal enjoyment, or add to a larger community piece! Stop by, play around, and de-stress! Sponsored by Liberal Arts in Practice Center, Health and Wellness Center, and Anthropology Club.
WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.