michael mullady

For any Cal Poly student looking to graduate on time, pay attention.

The Advising Awareness Week, Oct. 24 to 28, will include a campus-wide fair for all students to talk to their advisors and visit the Career Center and the Office of Academic Records in an attempt to help students graduate on time.

The advising fair was created to help students understand the importance of advising and to help them get organized. The fair will also encourage students to take advantage of all of the advising services provided on campus, according to a press release issued by Cal Poly Public Affairs.

“We hope students will be more informed about the resources on campus,” said Kristi Weddige, an academic advisor and heath profession advisor. “The ultimate goal of the fair is for students to be better informed and take a proactive stance on their education.”

The theme of the academic fair is “See an Advisor – Graduate on Time” and is sponsored by the Academic Advising Council, a committee that also advises the provost. The council also received support from Advisenet, a group of staff, faculty and advisors.

The fair, scheduled for Oct. 27, will be held in the Chumash Auditorium and on Dexter Lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Among the faculty and staff scheduled to attend, Dean of Students Jean DeCosta, will answer any questions asked by students.

“There is a lot of information passed from student to student,” Weddige said. “Sometimes that can be a great thing, but there are different procedures for different colleges and students should check with their advisor.”

“Ask the Advisor” booths are also planned for the University Union plaza, where students can meet their advisors and ask questions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students interested in changing their major can attend a seminar by Brad Kyker, advising resource specialist from the College of Agriculture on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon in University Union room 216 and at 7 p.m in Sierra Madre.

To find out what to do with a chosen major, students should visit the Career Services Center. They will offer information on career opportunities for business, engineering, architecture, environmental design, science, mathematics, agriculture, liberal arts and education on Oct. 24 to Oct. 26 in UU room 219.

For seniors who need to check their graduation requirements, Cindy Jelinek, Director of the College of Science and Mathematics Advising Center, will offer a check list on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the University Union room 216.

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.advising.calpoly.edu/AAweek.index.htm.

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