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Spring Advising Practicum, March 24, 2017
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9:00-10:20  Initiatives Workshops for first year students. Click here for room numbers.
4:00-  5:00  Practicum Social Hour: Mocktails with Professionals, an opportunity for students to practice networking with alums, faculty, staff, and others, Science Center Atrium

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Time BlockLocationDept/Program/OfficeThemeTitleTypeAudienceFacilitators
10:30-11:20Eaton Chapel StageMusic, Office of International Education, Theatre, Dance and Media StudiesStudy and work abroad,
Getting to know one another
Musicking Abroad
Conversation with faculty and students about exploring music, dance, and theatrical possibilities while studying abroad.
Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Daniel Barolsky
10:30-11:20GODF 102AnthropologyPlanning your curriculumWhat’s It All About? Anthropology UnwrappedConversationProspective Majors/Minors.Lisa Anderson-Levy
10:30-11:20Presidents Lounge- ChapinEducation and Youth StudiesGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers,
Getting to know one another
Conversation with EDYS Alumni: Meet alumni and catch up find out more about different ways Beloit Alumni are using their EDYS majors upon graduation. Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Jingjing Lou, Bill New, Sonja Darlington
10:30-11:20SC 245 (Psychology Classroom)PsychologyPlanning your curriculumPsychology Practicum: Is It the Right Course for Me?
This session is for all rising senior (current junior) Psychology majors who may be interested in enrolling in PSYC 325 (Psychology Practicum) next year. Although not required, we strongly encourage you to attend in order to learn more about the requirements, expectations, and logistics of this service learning course.
ConversationCurrent Majors/Minors.Kristin Bonnie and Suzanne Cox
10:30-11:20SC 301Biology, BiochemistryPlanning your curriculumWriting a manuscript for The Beloit Biologist: what it means and how to request enrollmentConversationJunior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Rachel Bergstrom
10:30-11:20Science Center 101AllHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
Practicing Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Beloit
Join alumni Angela Russell’99 and Jacqui Scott-Papke’01 for a presentation about working in the field of diversity & inclusion at CUNA Mutual’s Madison Headquarters. All students welcome!
Presentation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Leeanna Shultz
10:30-11:20Science Center Room 350Learning Enrichment and Disability ServicesJobs and careers,
Finding balance and health
Disability Beyond Beloit
Alumni panel featuring Mike Williamson’99, President of the LEAD 300 Education Union; Nathan Rowlett’04, Founder of Illuminating Technology; and Nadir Carlson’16, Americorps Volunteer at City Year in Seattle, WA. Come learn about the experiences of alumni with disabilities as they discuss how to navigate the working world and professional issues surrounding disability in the workplace.
Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Aaron Glavin, Disability Awareness Learning Assistant
10:30-11:20Spirituality RoomHealth and Wellness Center, Spiritual LifeFinding balance and healthMindfulness and Anti-Oppression
Research has strongly linked the practice of mindfulness to improved health and well-being, across all social identities. However, the mainstream mindfulness movement is often critiqued for privileging white middle class people and excluding people of color and/or low socioeconomic status. Campus guest Lama Rod Owens will explore this critique and offer a set of mindfulness tools centered on well-being, healing and anti-oppression.

A Black, queer, male Buddhist teacher in the Tibetan Kagyu lineage, Lama Rod teaches to include people of any religious identity, and those of no religious identity. Go to lamarod.com/about for more info.
WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Lama Rod Owens (see lamarod.com for more info)
11:30-12:50Bunge Theater in the Neese BuildingTheatre, Dance and Media StudiesJobs and careersCome have lunch with Alum Matt Porter while he talks about his professional acting work as a film double on television. He has worked on shows such as APB, Empire, and Patriot. He has also worked in in technical theatre and event production. He will share his experiences in the field and offer sage advice for students who want to break into the theater, television and film scene. More about Matt: Matthew Alan Porter (’12) has been acting professionally since 2011. After performing for 4 seasons in New England, Matthew moved back to the midwest to begin working in TV, film, and voice over, while continuing his career in theatre . He has recently finished filming on Fox’s APB and Amazon’s Patriot as a Photo-Double and Stand-In. In addition to his acting work, Matthew woConversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Matt Porter, TDMS faculty and staff
11:30-12:50Fireplace LoungeHistoryHoning college and professional skills,
Study and work abroad,
Getting to know one another
Soup Lunch and Conversation with Faculty
Join faculty and friends for food, conversation, and ad hoc advising. Faculty will describe next semester’s courses and students will describe their off-campus study experiences.
Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Beatrice McKenzie, Rob LaFleur, , Ellen Joyce, Daniel Brückenhaus, Justin Pope
11:30-12:50Godfrey LobbyAnthropologyGetting to know one anotherLunch with the AnthropologistsConversationCurrent Majors/Minors.Anthropology Faculty & Staff
11:30-12:50MI 108Religious StudiesInternships and research,
Getting to know one another,
Answering the "So what?" question
Living at the Crossroads: Citizenship on Campus and Beyond 11:30-12:50 Join Professors Natalie Gummer, Sonya Maria Johnson, and Debra Majeed and RLST majors and minors for good pizza and conversation about how to translate religious studies content into strategies for ethical living while on campus and in your post-Beloit career. Regina Dunkin, media coordinator with Beloit Health Systems, will share a variety of opportunities for students to work with children, seniors, and families. Lily Zeich ’15 will discuss her work as a ministry assistant at Lutherdale Bible Camp as she prepares for graduate study in the fall at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Chicago. A sneak peek at 2017-18 RLST offerings will also be available. Everyone welcome!
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.
11:30-12:50MI RIchardsonPolitical Science, International RelationsPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Lunch for current and prospective POLS/IR majors and minors, with discussion of POLS courses for the fall, with alums here for following panelConversationFirst year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.John Rapp and POLS faculty
11:30-12:50Pearson Hall: Mathers A/BSociologyGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
Inside the Sociologists’ Studio: Academic and Career Pathways of 10 Sociology Alums.
Please join us for a panel discussion with 10 sociology alums about their lives and career pathways while at Beloit and after graduation. There will be 5 varieties of pizzas, delicious cookies, and other treats. Stay after the discussion to meet and network with alums.
Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Sociology Department faculty
11:30-12:50SC 116, Computer ScienceLunch with CS majors & minors.ConversationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Darrah Chavey
11:30-12:50SC 301Biology, BiochemistryPlanning your curriculum Biology and Biochemistry lunch and peer advising ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Bio and Biochem faculty
11:30-12:50SC 302Biology, BiochemistryPlanning your curriculumBiology and Biochemistry lunch and peer advising ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Bio and Biochem faculty
11:30-12:50SC 349Biology, BiochemistryPlanning your curriculumBiology and Biochemistry lunch and peer advisingConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Bio and Biochem faculty
11:30-12:50SC 402Health Professions, Biochemistry, Biology, ChemistryGraduate and professional schoolLunch and informal discussion with Dr. Matt Knutson (’95) and Michael Kreiser (’13) Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Ted Gries
11:30-12:50SC 414ChemistryPlanning your curriculumLunch with alum Orion Pearce (’14) and peer advising for Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry. Some assembly required for lunch at noon.Workshop
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Kevin Braun and George Lisensky
11:30-12:50SC 444Geology, Environmental StudiesPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Pizza and Peer Advising in Geology and Environmental Studies: Come learn about Geology and Environmental Studies courses that will be offered in Fall 2017. Senior geology and environmental studies majors will give advice, and pizza will be eaten by all!ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Senior geology and environmental studies majors, Sue Swanson, Carl Mendelson
11:30-12:50Science Center 201Health and SocietyJobs and careersLunch with HEAL faculty while Skyping with HEAL alumsConversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Greg Buchanan
11:30-12:50Science Center 202Cognitive SciencePlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Peer Mentoring Lunch
This is the primary session this year for learning about opportunities around courses, study abroad, graduate school, and beyond. You’ll get a chance to eat some lunch, get to know the other Cog Sci majors, and think about what you want to do with your cognitive science knowledge! I’ll talk a bit about REUs, study abroad, and graduate school, but I’m mostly here to answer questions to help you plan your life!

This is primarily for declared majors, but students who are seriously considering a cognitive science major are entirely welcome to attend and benefit from the peer mentoring available. Come learn about the major and what it has to offer!
ConversationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Robin Zebrowski
11:30-12:50Science Center Room 131Engineering (3:2), Physics and AstronomyPlanning your curriculumNothing says engineering quite like pizza. Join your peers for lunch and a chance to check up on 3+2 requirements and scheduling and opportunities, as well as being able to listen to a few anecdotes about those who have gone on before. All 3+2 engineering students and physics majors are welcome!ConversationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Paul Stanley
11:30-12:50WAC North LoungeModern Languages and LiteraturesJobs and careersLanguage and Professional Educators Curious about what it might be like to be a professional educator with a background in languages? Join us for tamales from Coco’s Tamales and learn how local professional educators and Beloit alumni have put their Beloit liberal arts education into practice.
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Amy Tibbitts
11:30-12:50WAC South LoungeClassicsStudy and work abroad,
Getting to know one another
Classics Lunch - Italian food (pizza, pasta) and desserts (cannoli) with a side order of everything you wanted to know about the Classics Department’s two majors, one minor, study abroad opportunities, Department-sponsored funding for majors studying abroad, conversation with current majors and faculty, ideas about post-Beloit career trajectories, etc.ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Kosta Hadavas, Lisl Walsh, Matthew Taylor
11:30-12:50Weeks Lounge (Pearsons)Critical Identity StudiesPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
CRIS Majors/Minors LunchConversationCurrent Majors/Minors.Catherine Orr and M. Shadee Malaklou
11:30-12:50Wright Museum CourtyardEnglishGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers,
Getting to know one another,
Answering the "So what?" question
Enjoy tamales with the English Department! We’ll also be hosting a concurrent panel about putting the liberal arts into practice after Beloit with visiting alums. A reminder: this is also a great time to talk with your advisors!Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Francesca Abbate
11:30-12:50Wright Museum of Art, Room 202Art HistoryStudy and work abroad,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Art History Lunch
Sandwiches, chips and fresh, warm baked cookies -- 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.
Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Jo Ortel, Joy Beckman, David Boffa
1:00-1:50GODF 102AnthropologyHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
The Art of the Academic Hustle: Finding Opportunities to Make the Most of Your Summer BreakConversationCurrent Majors/Minors.Jennifer Esperanza
1:00-1:50MI RIchardsonPolitical Science, International RelationsJobs and careersRunning Campaigns and Running for Office: Views from 4 Alums and 1 Current StudentPanel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.John Rapp and POLS faculty with 4 alums and 1 current student
1:00-1:50Morse Library, North LoungeLibraryGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers,
Getting to know one another
Curious about a career in libraries or archives?
Join the conversation with alumni about the different types of work possible and what it takes to get there. The session will be an engaging student-centered opportunity to connect current Beloit students and Beloit alumni who are currently working in the field of librarianship and/or archives. Alumni include: Laura Damon-Moore’08, Christina Czuhajewski’09, Cameron Cook’11, and Andrew Epps’15.
Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Meghan Dowell
1:00-1:50Presidents Lounge- ChapinEducation and Youth StudiesHoning college and professional skills,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Information Session for 2017 Student Teachers. 2017 Student teachers come and get information about student teaching placements, testing and student teaching proceduresPresentation2017 Student Teachers.Jingjing Lou, Bob Fitzsimmons
1:00-1:50SC 116Mathematics, Computer ScienceJobs and careersHow to Get a Job at Google or Amazon (or Both): My Circuitous Journey to Software, Todd O’Bryan ’92
I’ll tell you how I went from being
*a Mathematics and Music major at Beloit, to
*a Spanish teacher as part of Teach for America, to
*a Ph.D. student in theoretical linguistics, to
*a high school mathematics and computer science teacher, to
*my latest jobs as a software engineer for Google and Amazon.
Presentation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Paul Campbell
1:00-1:50SC 131Physics and AstronomyPlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Majoring in Physics
Plan your four years as a physics major. What courses will you take, and when? How do study abroad an internships fit in?
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Prospective Majors/Minors.Britt Scharringhausen
1:00-1:50SC 202Cognitive ScienceStudy and work abroad,
Internships and research,
Graduate and professional school,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Continuing the Conversation
If you still have questions about courses, summer opportunities, graduate school, etc. after our lunch discussion, come on by for an informal conversation where Robin will help guide you toward appropriate resources and answer remaining questions!
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Robin Zebrowski
1:00-1:50SC 245 (Psychology Classroom)PsychologyGraduate and professional schoolGraduate School Options for Psychology Majors
Faculty and recent graduates will present information and offer advice about how to prepare for and apply to master’s and Ph.D. programs in Psychology and related fields.
Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Larry White and alumni
1:00-1:50SC 249EconomicsPlanning your curriculumAn introduction to the Economics Majors with a Roadmap through Beloit and BeyondPresentationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Laura Grube
1:00-1:50SC 301Liberal Arts in PracticeJobs and careers,
Answering the "So what?" question
Year of Service Panel Discussion
Each year, around 10% of Beloit College graduates participate in year of service programs, to gain experience in a field and contribute to a cause near and dear to their hearts. If you’re anticipating applying for a year of service program, or want to learn more about real experiences with post-Beloit service, come and learn from three panelists who have served in education, health, and more! Includes panelists: Ally Snell ’03, (Peace Corps and AmeriCorps), Jessica Rardin ’13 (City Year and College Possible), Robin Kanemoto ’16 (AmeriCorps), and Josh Moore (AmeriCorps).
Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Current Majors/Minors.Jessica Fox-Wilson
1:00-1:50SC 340Biology, BiochemistryPlanning your curriculumBiometrics enrollment requests: requests are required for, but do not guarantee, enrollment in BiometricsConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Ken Yasukawa
1:00-1:50SC 341Biology, BiochemistryPlanning your curriculumBiology and Biochemistry dessert: Advising sessions and senior bake-offConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Rachel Bergstrom
1:00-1:50SC 414Chemistry, BiochemistryPlanning your curriculumDrop-in Meetings with advisors to update LAP and academic planning. Attendance for a portion of this time is required for course registration by chemistry and biochemistry majors. Organic Chemistry I enrollment requests are required for, but do not guarantee, enrollment in the course.WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Chemistry and biochemistry faculty
1:00-1:50SC 444Geology, Environmental StudiesHoning college and professional skills,
Graduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers,
Getting to know one another,
Answering the "So what?" question
Geology and Environmental Studies Alumni Panel: Evan Mascitti ’12 and Liz Ceperley ’12 will discuss their experiences as Environmental Geology majors and how their time at Beloit College influenced their career paths. Evan holds a masters degree is soil science and manages the playing field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Liz holds a masters degree in glacial geology and is now pursuing a PhD, also in glacial geology, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Sue Swanson, Carl Mendelson
1:00-1:50SC201Office of Academic Diversity and InclusivenessHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
Navigating Beloit and Beyond as a Low Income Student: Join a panel of Beloit alums and current students as they describe tips and strategies for successfully navigating Beloit and beyond for low income students. Panelists will share challenges and opportunities they faced and how they made the most of them. Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Paul Dionne
1:00-1:50Science Center Room 117Health and Society, Theatre, Dance and Media Studies, Studio Art, Music, PsychologyGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
Alumna Liz Freeman, who is finishing her graduate work in Movement Therapy by interning at NiCoE, part of the Walter Reed Medical Center, as a Movement Therapist alongside other Creative Arts and Music therapists doing group and individual therapy with active special ops soldiers (Navy Seals and Army Rangers) who are recovering from traumatic brain injuries, will talk about her post-Beloit trajectory (especially highlighting the decision to go back to school, preparing herself for that and her internship experiences in grad school as well as the post grad school job transition) and then engage in some Q & A. Before NiCoE she was working at ChOICE Academy with adolescents with a trauma history for three years. First as a behavior interventionist and then as a clinician/casPresentation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Students interested in working in movement therapy and all areas of arts therapy,
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.
Liz Freeman and Chris Johnson
1:00-1:50Spirituality RoomHealth and Wellness Center, Spiritual LifeFinding balance and healthMindfulness and Anti-Oppression
Research has strongly linked the practice of mindfulness to improved health and well-being, across all social identities. However, the mainstream mindfulness movement is often critiqued for privileging white middle class people and excluding people of color and/or low socioeconomic status. Campus guest Lama Rod Owens will explore this critique and offer a set of mindfulness tools centered on well-being, healing and anti-oppression.

A Black, queer, male Buddhist teacher in the Tibetan Kagyu lineage, Lama Rod teaches to include people of any religious identity, and those of no religious identity. Go to lamarod.com/about for more info.
WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Lama Rod Owens (see lamarod.com for more info)
1:00-1:50WAC 206AllStudy and work abroad,
Jobs and careers
Want to travel after you graduate? Here’s how to get it paid for! Join us for a brief presentation and Q&A about post-graduate fellowships that Beloit can help you apply for, with a primary emphasis on the Fulbright Award. The U.S. government wants to fund travel for graduating students to teach/study/research in countries all over the world, and this session is the first step in planning to apply for (and win!) one of these awards. Since students typically apply in October of their senior year, this information will be of utmost relevance to Juniors, but students at all levels are encouraged to attend, as well as any faculty who would like to know more about the program and the on-campus process. It is never too early to begin planPresentationFaculty,
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.
Matthew Taylor, Rachel Ellett
1:00-1:50WAC North LoungeAllHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
Optimize Your Language Skills on your Resumé: Bring your resumé to this workshop and have the Modern Languages and Literatures’ faculty work with you to best represent and highlight your language skills on this professional document. We will demonstrate how to accurately portray what you have learned throughout your language studies and talk about why your language skills matter. We can show you how to best express why being bilingual (or more) makes you a better candidate for a job or internship. In order to guarantee your spot in this workshop go to https://modernlanguagesbeloit.youcanbook.me and schedule a time. If you don’t get around to signing up, please drop in! WorkshopFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.ML&L Faculty
1:00-1:50Weeks Lounge, Pearsons HallOffice of International Education, Liberal Arts in PracticeStudy and work abroad,
Jobs and careers
Alumni Panel: Study Abroad and Careers. According to a large-scale survey of employers, skills developed through study abroad are highly attractive in job candidates. These include adaptability, flexibility, ability to negotiate difference and tolerate ambiguity, independence, critical thinking, self-knowledge and self-confidence. Learn from alumni about the role study abroad has played in their career development.Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Betsy Brewer, director, Office of International Education
2:00-2:50GODF 102AnthropologyJobs and careersApplying Anthro Beyond Beloit: Meet Ally Snell’03ConversationProspective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Ally Snell’03
2:00-2:50MI 213HistoryGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
History Alumni/ae Panel: A panel of alumni/ae will speak about their careers and the professions that followed their study of History at Beloit; there will also be time for questions and discussion. The speakers will include practitioners in the fields of law, teaching, genealogy,and public policy, as well as a an alumnus who earned a doctorate in history but now advises others on alternatives to academic careers. Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Students with an interest in Law School, Education, Government Service, or Doctoral Studies,
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.
Ellen Joyce and Beatrice McKenzie
2:00-2:50Morse-Ingersoll Fireplace LoungePhilosophy, Cognitive SciencePlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
Philosophy Ice Cream Social - Join the philosophy faculty to hear about next semester’s course offerings and to mingle with other students interested in philosophy. There will be sprinkles.ConversationAll students.Phil Shields, Matt Tedesco, Heath Massey, Robin Zebrowski
2:00-2:50Ousley Conference Room (1st floor of South CollegeOffice of Academic Diversity and InclusivenessGraduate and professional school,
Getting to know one another
Current and newly admitted GSEF fellows, drop by the OADI to meet each other and learn more about the program. The 2016 cohort just learned about their summer research placements; the 2017 cohort is in the process of selecting mentors. Snacks and beverages will be provided. ConversationRecipients of the Graduate School Exploration Fellowship (GSEF).Dr. Jesse Carr
2:00-2:50SC 116Computer SciencePlanning your curriculumAre you considering a Computer Science major or minor? This session will discuss courses to take, how to plan your course of study, options for study abroad & internships, and general questions about computer science.ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Prospective Majors/Minors.Darrah Chavey
2:00-2:50SC 130Environmental StudiesEnvironmental Studies Open House
With current ENVS majors and faculty as informal hosts, this relaxed social event offers an opportunity to ask questions about the program, learn about upcoming events, plan your curriculum, classes, study-abroad opportunities, and getting to know one another. Refreshments will be served.
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Jo Ortel, Lindsay Chapman, Maren Shermer, David Ortiz, Alex Beer, Emily St.Onge, Martha Denne
2:00-2:50SC 150Liberal Arts in Practice, AthleticsJobs and careers,
Answering the "So what?" question
More than a Game: The Impact of Varsity Athletics in a Career
Many people, from parents to professors, coaches to employers, rave about the benefits of participating in varsity athletics. But how does it work in real life? How does a current or former athlete talk about experiences in sports, in a way that applies to future opportunities in graduate school or professional work? Learn from alumni in a variety of fields as they share their experiences as athletes in the post-college world. Featuring alumni: Evan Mascitti ’12, Eddie Limon ’89, Kim Stein ’96, and DeVon Wilson ’90
Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Athletes,
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.
Jessica Fox-Wilson
2:00-2:50SC 202Physics and AstronomyGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
Physics Alumni PanelPanel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Patrick Polley
2:00-2:50SC 212MathematicsGraduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
What is an actuary? Requirements, rewards, frustrations, and satisfactions of becoming one by Daryl Schrader ’84 F.S.A.Presentation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Paul Campbell
2:00-2:50SC 240 (Psychology Commons)PsychologyGetting to know one anotherTea and Cookies with Psychology Faculty, Alumni, and Students
While sipping and munching, we’ll talk informally about the PSYC major, research opportunities, study abroad programs, internships, and careers.
Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Psychology faculty and alumni
2:00-2:50SC 349Biology, BiochemistryInternships and research,
Graduate and professional school,
Jobs and careers
Biology and Biochemistry Alumni Panel: So, what about after Beloit?Panel DiscussionFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Ken Yasukawa
2:00-2:50SC-117Office of International EducationStudy and work abroadI’m an international student. Why would I study abroad?
Study abroad and domestic off-campus study both offer an academic experience that is different from the experience you have as a degree-seeking student from outside the U.S. Talk with OIE staff and with Beloit College international students who have participated in various types of off-campus study opportunities to learn about their experiences preparing to study off campus, being off campus and returning to Beloit. Discover why, as an international student, you can and should make off campus study a part of your Beloit College plan.
Panel DiscussionInternational Students,
First year, Second Year.
OIE Staff
2:00-2:50Science Center 201Learning Enrichment and Disability ServicesHoning college and professional skillsFunctional Beloitering: Alumni panelists from a variety of backgrounds, majors, and current roles will speak on general life skills they learned or honed in college and how they applied and were important to their success in their work and personal lives after college. Panelists include Dave Stauffacher ’98, Martin Gleason ’97, and Greg Ehrendreich ’97. Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Current Majors/Minors.Hillary Kon, Learning Assistant - Academic Enrichment Activities
2:00-2:50Spirituality RoomSpiritual LifeFinding balance and health,
Answering the "So what?" question
Spiritual Advising
Drop by the Spirituality Room to talk with Bill Conover about whatever’s on your mind.
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Bill Conover
2:00-2:50WAC NORTH LOUNGEModern Languages and Literatures, Health and SocietyHoning college and professional skills,
Study and work abroad,
Jobs and careers
"Putting Your Spanish-Language Skills into Practice in Health Fields" Alumnas Amanda Mehl ’06, RN, MPH, Doula, and Diana Gutierrez-Meza ’13, MPH, will speak about their careers in public health, the skills they honed and the experiences they took advantage of while at Beloit, and the paths they took to get where they are now in their careers. In addition to talking about the benefits they accrued from studying and conducting research abroa, they will also address the importance of knowing foreign languages and understanding Hispanic/Latin American cultures.Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Sylvia Lopez, HEAL
2:00-2:50WAC Room 206Comparative Literature, Modern Languages and Literatures, EnglishPlanning your curriculumWhy YOU should be a Comparative Literature major! Come learn about this dynamic major and how it can lead to some exciting career possibilities. You’ll be able to meet some current Comparative Literature majors and hear why they chose this major over others. ConversationFirst year, Second Year.Amy Tibbitts
3:00-3:50GODF 102AnthropologyHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
Adulting 101: How to Learn from Failure, Post-BeloitConversationCurrent Majors/Minors.Anthropology Faculty
3:00-3:50Java JointEuropean StudiesStudy and work abroad,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
European Studies Information Session
Drop by to learn more about the European Studies minor and to meet other students interested in European Studies.
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Daniel Brueckenhaus
3:00-3:50Pearsons, Java JointAllHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
Rising Professionals Networking Strategies
Beloit-area young professionals are here to help you learn how to network! Join them for a conversation and workshop leading up to Practicum Social hour.
Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Kelsey Rettke’15 and members of the Beloit Rising Professional group
3:00-3:50SC 245 (Psychology Classroom)PsychologyJobs and careersNontraditional Jobs and Careers for Psychology Majors
Psychology alumni will talk about nontraditional jobs and unconventional career paths that make use of knowledge and skills acquired at Beloit. Not all Psychology graduates become therapists or professors!
Panel Discussion
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Larry White and alumni
3:00-3:50SC 249Economics, Law and JusticeHoning college and professional skills,
Jobs and careers
Conversation with alum Angela Erickson about her post-Beloit trajectory and advice on careers in law and policy.Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Shatanjaya Dasgupta
3:00-3:50Science Center 402Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Computer SciencePlanning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another,
Answering the "So what?" question
Fictional Robots Have A Lot To Teach Us: What is Cognitive Science?
Wondering what the field of Cognitive Science is all about? Come watch an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation titled "The Measure of a Man" with us and have a discussion afterward- we’ll talk about robot ethics, consciousness, autonomous agents, and what classes you can take here at Beloit to learn more about all of this! To not attend would be illogical.

Also, probably popcorn.
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Robin Zebrowski
3:00-3:50Spirituality RoomSpiritual LifeFinding balance and health,
Answering the "So what?" question
Spiritual Advising
Drop by the Spirituality Room to talk with Bill Conover about whatever’s on your mind.
ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Senior.Bill Conover
3:00-3:50WAC 10Modern Languages and LiteraturesPlanning your curriculumJapanese Information Session All current and perspective majors are welcome to this information session where we will discuss fall course offerings, summer field study opportunities, CLS, study abroad, and more!Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.
3:00-3:50WEEKS LOUNGE (PEARSONS, 1ST FLOOR)Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages and LiteraturesStudy and work abroad,
Planning your curriculum,
Getting to know one another
WHICH TO DECLARE?: The Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor? The Spanish minor? The Spanish major? Please join us to learn about the Latin American & Caribbean Studies minor and the Spanish major/minor. We will discuss how to plan for these and for studying abroad. 3:00-3:30ConversationFirst year, Second Year, Junior, Prospective Majors/Minors.Sylvia Lopez, Amy Tibbitts, Oswaldo Voysest, Nancy Krusko
4:00-5:00Science Center AtriumAllHoning 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,
Finding balance and health,
Answering the "So what?" question
Practicum Social Hour: Mocktails with Professionals.
Join more than 60 alums friends of the college to
* Connect with alums
* Gain perspective on life after graduation
* Eat good food and drink mocktails
* Enjoy music provided by DJ Professor Esperanza
* Practice dressing professionally (encouraged, not required)
* Practice professional modes of interaction (discussions starters and other prompts will be available)
Conversation
(includes alum/friend of the College)
First year, Second Year, Junior, Senior, Prospective Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors, Current Majors/Minors.Yaffa Grossman and Leeanna Shultz