The Advising Commons will serve as your central destination for matters regarding your academic, co-curricular, and career planning as a CAS student, a process we call 360 Degree Advising.
The Advising Commons offers drop-in academic and career advising, open studio hours, scheduled one-to-one appointments, live and online workshops and skills training, and employer connections for CAS students, alumni, and faculty.
Advising Consultants and Peer Advisors
Come see us at any time! Meet with our Advising Consultants and Peer Advisors for individual, one-to-one assistance (walk-in basis, no appointment needed, 15 minutes maximum for each student) for quick questions regarding how to:
- Explore resources to learn about potential programs of study, experiential learning, career exploration and planning, job and internship search, and study away options
- Find courses and put together a draft schedule
- Learn how to use academic and career technology tools such as Self Service, QUCC, CAS360, ePortfolio
360 Advising Studio
The 360 Advising Studio is designed to give you the time and space to work on anything related to your academics or career. While you are always free to drop-in to the Advising Commons with a quick question, during the 360 Advising Studio hours the Advising Commons is open for your use to sit down, get comfortable, and complete more extended work on your academic or career project. Stop by for 10 minutes or stay for the full two hours. There is no formal instruction during the 360 Advising Studio hours, but there will always be a professional staff member or specially trained peer advisor on hand to answer any questions you have and help you learn about and use the resources we have to help you.
The Advising Commons will be available for open studio hours:
SPRING 2020: Mondays & Tuesdays, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Other additional sessions will be scheduled as needed to support scheduled events.
Reserve Private Interview Space
Have a phone or video interview scheduled with an employer? Reserve our soundproof private room for your interview. You can plug your laptop into our system to ensure high quality audio and video, lighting, and professional backdrop that will make you look and sound more professional (works with all employer systems, bring your own laptop).
Please stop by the Commons or email Danielle Pomponi to inquire about availability.
Workshops and Training
Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming Training Tuesdays and Workshop Wednesdays. Training Tuesdays will feature 60 minute skills-based training sessions from employer partners, alumni, or outside speakers. Workshop Wednesdays will feature short 20-30 minute “starter” workshops on academic or career development topics. Following the workshops, the 360 Advising Lab will be open for individual assistance on your project or follow-up appointments can be made with professional staff.
Can’t join us in person for these events? All events will be streamed live on Zoom, as well as recorded and archived on CAS360 for those who are unable to participate live.
Your Faculty Advisor will assist you with your academic planning and how it connects with your academic and career goals, but you should take the first steps to prepare for your conversations with your advisor. Proper planning is critical to your academic success!
Your academic choices and your career choices go hand in hand. Talk with your Faculty Advisor about how you can put yourself in the best position to achieve your career goals. Ready to get started with exploring career options, engaging in experiential learning, planning for graduate school, or finding an internship or job?
As a CAS student, not all of your learning will happen in the classroom. Experiential learning opportunities give you the chance to take your previous classroom learning out into the world and test it out, or to try something entirely new and perhaps develop a new academic interest.
Reserve Space in the Advising Commons
Are you a CAS faculty member looking for space to run a workshop or meeting related to academic advising or career planning? Need a space for group advising or to meet with an internship class?
The conference room (seats 10) and main advising space (seats 16) are available on a first come, first served basis throughout the year when not in use for scheduled Advising Commons programming.
Please contact Danielle Pomponi to inquire about availability.