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MyStory Mondays is a weekly digest of our latest posts.
We are all done for the semester, but we are going to go back in time and share some posts that, we hope, will be useful to our new Danes!
New Danes – Make sure to complete your course request form and register for Orientation at www.albany.edu/welcome.
Scheduling and registration:
Click here to get a glimpse of our process and to see answers to frequently asked questions about registration.
Making Major Plans
This week, we share stories about how students have selected their majors. Some students enter UAlbany 100% sure about their plans and then they discover pathways, they had never imagined. Some enter sure and, after taking classes in their respective fields, discover, that the major was not what they thought. Some enter and graduate with the same majors they intended to pursue; and some are totally undecided. Whoever you are, there is a place for you to grow and thrive at UAlbany in preparation for your next steps. Continue reading “MyStory Mondays 7-17-17”
Our Next Transfer Advisement Day is Tuesday, August 1.
Will You Be There?
Welcome to UAlbany!
As you are preparing to begin the next leg of your academic journey here, we want to share some useful and fun information to help you transition to your new educational home.
Every Tuesday, we will share one or two personal stories from our transfer students, along with information from advisors that we think would be helpful.
It is always a great day to be a Great Dane!
The Advisement Services Center Team
Make sure to check out the Welcome Page. The Welcome Page has information about housing, registration, health forms, billing and more. Please MAKE SURE to submit all of your health information before August 1.
Are YOU Coming to one of our Transfer Advising Days?
June 20 | August 1 | August 22 | August 24
If not, you may miss out on the
August 25 Transfer Orientation!
This does not apply if you have already
connected with your academic advisor
and have made your schedule.
BSW – Class of 2014
MSW – Class of 2015
Major: Social Welfare
I left my first career in the corporate world to pursue my dream of becoming a social worker. Social work offers a depth and breadth of experience that many other careers can’t offer. I care deeply about the well-being of others and as a professional social worker, I can be utilized as a change agent to make a difference in another person’s life.
As a returning adult student, it isn’t easy to manage a family, finances, and college. My family supported my journey back to college and encouraged me to relentlessly pursue my dream of becoming a social worker. I am grateful for their support but also the financial sacrifice that they were willing to make to help me achieve my educational goals.
I was overwhelmed when I first came to UAlbany. I didn’t know how to navigate the services available here. The university is rich with resources! I strongly encourage you to meet with your advisor and ask questions. They will strive to help you. I know that when I felt overwhelmed, I went and spoke with my advisor and she was a light in the fog! She listened, cared, and provided contact information for people who were relevant to my success at the university. I couldn’t have done it without her!
If you are a student who struggling, first take a deep breath and say to yourself, “I am not alone.” UAlbany is committed to helping all students achieve academic and personal success. Don’t hesitate to meet with your advisor. They are here to help you. Your education is your responsibility. Own it! If you need help don’t be afraid to say so. I encourage you to reach out to other students and form study groups. If you are struggling, you may want to utilize the Counseling Center. There are counselors available to help you navigate your difficulties and bring back hope!
I would recommend that new students research services and resources available at UAlbany before you start classes. Before I started my first semester, I explored the Uptown Campus. I strongly recommend that you know how to navigate the campus. Know where you are going before your first day of class so that you feel more confident navigating around the college and can relax and enjoy your college experience. Remember to utilize your instructor’s office hours; they want to help you be successful. Remember, this is your educational experience. You must take ownership of it. Talk to people, ask questions, and embrace your learning. College isn’t easy but it is worth it. Remember, never ever give up. You will be graduating before you know it!