Yesterday evening marked the fourth installation of the Brilliant Bobcats: College Success Workshop Series, and there are five more workshops planned for the Spring 2013 semester. In other words—there’s still plenty of time to join in on all of the learning (and free food and door prizes). Katie Palmer from the Retention Management and Planning office has a special message for college students hoping to be successful and “brilliant”:
It’s February 1st, PACE Bobcats! Are you back in the swing of things yet?
STAY TUNED to the PACE ADVISING TUMBLR for tips, news, and resources to help you achieve a successful Spring 2013 semester!
You’re not alone. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, “88 percent” of students said that “the ability to get a better job was a very important reason to go to college.” (To read more about Class of 2016 backgrounds, beliefs, and goals, see UCLA’s annual report.)
If, like many of your peers, you have questions and concerns about careers, our PACE Career Counselors are here to help you explore your future career options. Click the link above to read more about PACE career counseling and schedule your appointment today!
And remember, advising appointments aren’t all about classes! If you want to talk about your major, call the PACE Advising Center at (512) 245-7223 to schedule an advising appointment today.
HuffPost College recently posted an article called “University Etiquette 101: How to Deal With Your Professors.” Follow the link to take a look and gain some valuable knowledge!
We at PACE Advising firmly believe your college professors are the single best resource available to you as students. Take advantage of their availability and begin making professional connections that can carry with you beyond your career as a Bobcat. Read Dr. Mednicoff’s article for tips on where to begin.
You’ve learned how to “do college” in your first semester. Now learn how to do it well.
Want to know more?
Monday, January 28 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | 4-1.6 LBJ Student Center
Success isn’t only for the lucky. Success is for those who plan for it. If you need help making a plan to achieve your goals, this workshop will show you a few secrets – secrets that will help you be the best Bobcat you can be. A presenter from the Student Learning Assistance Center will cover such topics as interpersonal communication, networking, time management and study habits.
You’re almost there, PACE students!!
…and so do we. Your PACE Advisors wish you luck on your finals today!
Welcome to the first full day of finals, PACE students! Your PACE Advisors aren’t the only people with some words of inspiration for you today. YOU CAN DO IT!
Are you staying in San Marcos for Thanksgiving? While many Texas State students are able to travel home for Thanksgiving, there are those of you who cannot be home with family on the holiday.
Instead of missing home, consider making San Marcos your home this holiday week. Here are a few ways to get in the Thanksgiving spirit in San Marcos:
Plan a Friendsgiving Party here in town!
Although some throw Friendsgiving parties the day before their family meal, a lot of Friendsgiving feasts take place ON Thanksgiving Day itself. Get a group of friends together, do Thanksgiving potluck style, and enjoy your home away from home. Check out Pinterest for some creative Friendsgiving ideas!
Not a cook? Enjoy some classic San Marcos cuisine!
Get a group together, and walk down to the square, because Gil’s Broiler (home of the amazing Manske Roll) is open on Thanksgiving day! What better way to make San Marcos home than by eating at the city’s oldest operating restaurant? And who needs pumkpin pie when you’ve got Manske Rolls? Check out Gil’s Broiler’s website for more delicious information!
Your PACE Advising staff wishes ALL PACE students a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
If a man does not keep PACE with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. -Henry David Thoreau
If a class you’re needing is currently closed, don’t lose hope. One thing students should do is contact the department offering the course about the possibility of new sections opening later in the registration cycle. PACE advisors encourage PACE students to adjust to university life by learning to communicate professionally with professors, staff and departments. Additionally, if you’re hoping to get a seat in a closed course, there is the time-honored practice of waiting and checking (often) for a spot or two to become available.
While speaking with department representatives and practicing patience can never hurt, taking advantage of Texas State’s waitlist feature is a great, active way to work for a seat in a closed class. See the below link from the Registrar’s Office, and their detailed PDF, for more information about (1) what waitlisting is and (2) how you can take advantage of this great feature.