Hey all,

Please announce in class and by email and join us with your students if you can!

NEIU/UPI will hold Student Mentoring Sessions Wednesday 2/11 at 11:00 and at 12:00 in SU 003, and there will be evening sessions on Thursday 2/19 at 6:00 and at 6:45 in LWH 3003.

There will be snacks!

This is not a politicized “union” event. Our aim is to connect our students with the joy we each have in learning. Information on possibilities and prospects–on, that is, how to guide a university career–will be shared.

I will attach a handbill and paste the tentative agenda for Wednesday below. Please encourage your students’ attendance or bring your class if you can.

Cheers all and looking forward to this!


[DRAFT] Agenda February 11 11:00-12:00 and 12:00-1:00

(1) Welcome and Introduction: A University Career Is a Two-Way (Maybe More Ways) Street

your teachers and advisors are here for you
and you have to reach out and make your university career and reach out and mentor your fellow students

(2) Speed-Dating Your University Career

flip this sheet and line up in the chairs facing each other!

(3) The Academic Fields, Departments and Programs Are Resources of Possibility

a. Teachers Matter: We Want to Help You in the College of Education and in Your Careers as Educators

Melanie Bujan, College of Arts and Sciences Education Program (CASEP)
Brittany Pines, Math Science and Technology for Quality Education (MSTQE)

b. College of Business and Management: Shaping Your Studies into a Professional Career in Commerce


c. Science, Social Science, the Humanities and the Fine Arts

Dan Milsky – Philosophy
Sudha Srinivas – Physics
Sophia Mihic – Political Science, Philosophy, Women’s and Gender Studies [I hope to switch myself out here and have someone else from a social science and interdisciplinary program]
Kristen Over – English and University Honors Program
TBA – Fine Arts

(4) Managing Registration: Register Early and Ask for Help as Soon as You Have a Problem

Advisors, Teachers, Department Chairs, Administrators (WE WANT TO HELP YOU! PLEASE ASK!!)