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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:02 am    Post subject: To our good friend Hank: Reply with quote

The associate advising coordinator periodically sends out emails about activities for freshmen that we're theoretically supposed to share with our advisees. Since I don't know any of my advisees by name, wouldn't recognize them if I saw them in the hallway, and don't know their email addresses, I might as well share this knowledge with the only freshman I do know.

Yeah.

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Strategizing for Finals

Monday, December 10

3:00-5:00 PM, Coffee House (3rd Floor, Student Center)

The UAAP Helps Freshmen Prepare for Finals! Invite your advisees to warm up with hot chocolate and delicious snacks while casually talking to upperclassmen on how to strategize for finals effectively. Encourage them to stop at the Coffee House anytime (3:00 to 5:00 PM) to get the inside scoop from the students who have been successful taking finals. No pressure, great conversation, useful information and lots to eat!



Stress Prevention Activities (SPA)

Tuesday, December 11 & Wednesday, December 12

10:00-2:00 PM, 7-103

The UAAP Helps You and Your Advisees Relax! Drop in anytime (10:00-2:00 PM) with your advisees and enjoy the wonderful-world-of- SPA! Will have healthy snacks, informative handouts and practical stress prevention activities (sign up for a free massage!). MIT health educators and UAAP staff will be available to advise you on how to prepare for and prevent stress during this very busy season.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, thanks.

So the real question must be asked: Where is my advisor in all this?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freshman advisor what?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny just how badly freshman advising, and advising in general, fails, considering how much hype it gets.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair... my advisor is awesome and has been very cool and very helpful since day 1.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
To be fair... my advisor is awesome and has been very cool and very helpful since day 1.


Your freshman advisor though?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was ok... nice guy, very old... fairly helpful the few times I met with him.

I got no complaints.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My freshman advisor was a lot more involved and useful than my current advisor is, possibly because she had a budget. She didn't know much useful stuff re: advising, but neither does my current advisor, and at least I heard from her more than twice a year.
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