Tuesday, March 27, 2012

From Our Undergraduate Advisor

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a successful spring term! Please review this email for advising information before scheduling an appointment.

If you have completed 60 semester hours and your file has been transferred to the psychology department, we would meet for an advising appointment.  To arrange an advising appointment with me, I will need to know your campus, preferred meeting times, and phone number. I'm at the Chicago campus on Mondays and Tuesdays, with appointment times from 10:30 a.m. to - 5:15 p.m.; at Schaumburg campus on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with appointment times from 10:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Normally I’m not available between 12:30-2 p.m. It would be best to provide a range of times/days that you are able to meet because the appointment times that tend to fill quickest are times directly after classes end (such as 11:00, 12:15, 2:00, 4:30). Also, because my Chicago appointment times book quickly, if you have any flexibility to meet at Schaumburg, you would likely secure an earlier appointment. Finally, email advising is an option as well.

NOTE: at this time, due to the high volume of contacts and appointments, it will take me approximately a full business day or two to return your call or email. Thanks for your patience with this.

Before scheduling your advising appointment, take some time to review your transcript and re-acquaint yourself with requirements for the BA in psychology. To locate your Roosevelt transcript (that also would include a listing of courses you have transferred from other colleges) go to www.roosevelt.edu, select "Current Students" in the upper-left corner, and log into RU Access. Under "Registration & Other Student Services" select "Student Records" then "print unofficial transcript" to view your transcript. I've attached information that is relevant for students who began prior to Fall '11 and those who began Fall '11 and later.

You can review the schedules by going to the main website at www.roosevelt.edu, selecting "Current Students" in the upper-left corner, then "Class Schedule" from the links in the left column. Do not look up courses through your RU Access.

Finally, before our meeting, you are urged to resolve any registration holds you might have. To find out if you have any holds, go into your RU Access, select "Registration & Other Student Services," then "Student Records" and "View Holds." If you have a hold, you would contact the office that placed the hold to have it lifted so you can register.

PLEASE NOTE: The Fall 12 academic calendar will be posted at the website for the Office of the Registrar during the summer. It's important that you check that site to confirm the dates for fall semester classes at http://www.roosevelt.edu/Registrar.aspx
You can reach Jennifer Hinton by email at jhinton@roosevelt.edu or by phone at 847-619-4229.

What Can I Do With A Major In Psychology?

The Department of Psychology is pleased to host two panel discussions on the topic: "What Can I Do With A Major In Psychology?"

Chicago Campus

Please join the Psychology Department and the Psychology Club on Tuesday, April 3 from 4:45 - 5:45 pm in AUD 320 for a panel discussion of potential career paths/opportunities for majors in Psychology.  Panelists will represent psychology majors who are now working in the field and graduate students in psychology.  This panel corresponds with the Psychology Club's last meeting of the year. Stay afterwards for elections for next year’s Psychology Club officers and get involved in planning for next year’s activities!

Schaumburg Campus

Come and learn about "what to do with a undergraduate psychology degree" at our Coffee Hours with Professors on Monday, April 2 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in SCH 352.  Students and faculty from all departments are invited for free coffee and snacks. Stay the hour or just grab a refresher before or after class.

Monday, March 26, 2012

News from our Psychology Organizations

The Chicago campus chapter of Psi Chi will be holding a general informational meeting on Monday, April 2nd at 4:45pm in AUD 320.  We'll be talking about membership in Psi Chi, ideas for next year's events, and the various officer positions that are available for the 2012-2013 academic year.  If you're already a member and interested in getting more involved with Psi Chi, please come!  This meeting is also open to students who are interested in joining Psi Chi next year.  A meeting for officer elections is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th at 4:45pm.  More information about that meeting, including its location, will be coming soon.