Study tips, OSH-tober, and Mental Health screenings
Study tips, OSH-tober, and Mental Health screenings
Grand Valley State University
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Dear PCEC Student,
We are approaching the halfway point of the fall semester and the leaves are slowly turning colors. How are you doing? How are your classes going? How is your life balance? We know midterm exams are approaching next week, but we want you to succeed. 
Take a few minutes to evaluate and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We are here to help!
Have a great week!
The PCEC Advising Team

Midterm Exam Studying Tips

Here are some great tips according to the Princeton Review when preparing for midterms:
1. Talk to Your Professor
Ask the right questions to gather information about the exam. Attend office hours.
Read your syllabus and specifically look at the section on exams.
2. Make a Study Schedule
You can spend less time studying for midterms if you have a plan of action. Make a list of topics or questions you need to cover for the exam along with when you will study them. Start studying today, not tomorrow.
3. Stay Positive & Sleep
Don't pull an all-nighter as sleep is the key to success. Create a smart plan, focus on studying, and have a calm morning before your exam. Take a deep breath. You can do this!
4. Ready to Study? 
You should start studying by looking at your notes and any prior quizzes or examinations. 
5. Create a Study Group.
Maybe your notes are not as good as they could be, but you can team up with a classmate who understands the material better than you. This not only helps you prepare but they get prepared too. Ask them to quiz you on the material. 
6. Go to One of the PCEC Student Sucess Centers.
Not sure if you know, but we have free tutoring for you! Check out the Computing and the Engineering Success Centers. Student and faculty tutor in those centers. 
7. If you need help with a class that is not a PCEC class, GVSU offers tutoring for other courses! 
Once again free tutoring is offered in the GVSU Tutoring Center. You can also request a one-on-one tutor with GVSU Tutoring too. 
8. Mix Up Where You Study!
Try studying in different places like your home, Steelcase Library, the Arboretum, or in a coffee shop. This helps your brain stay focused. 
For more tips like this read the Princeton Review here. Here are some last-minute ways to pass your midterm exam too. 
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Apply for FAFSA

Applications opened on October 1st. Remember the priority deadline for finishing your application is March 1st to receive the most financial aid. You can apply for FASFA here. If you have questions on applying for financial aid please check out the GVSU Financial Aid website as they cover many of your frequently asked questions here

Fantasy Football Update

This past week was a rough week all around for most of the teams. The top FIVE rankings after week 4 are the following:
1. Shelby, PCEC Office Coordinator 
2. Elizabeth Brand, PCEC Interim Director 
3. Sara Wheeler
4. Hannah Beatus, PCEC Graduate Assistant
5. Rebecca Kolodge, Academic Advisor 

SHELBY TAKES THE LEAD AGAIN!!! We hope you're enjoying following us on this fun journey. The top game for this week is between Ben Siebert and Shelby. Stay tuned!!!

Mental Health Screening Days

Mental Health Screening Days shine the spotlight on various mental health concerns by educating our campus, spreading a message of hope, and putting lifesaving resources into the hands of those in need.

The University Counseling Center is offering free and completely confidential mental health screenings to all GVSU students, faculty, and staff. This is an opportunity to have a brief and private check-in on your mental health by screening for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD
, substance misuse, and eating disorders. Even if you are not experiencing mental health concerns, we encourage you to participate and spread the word!  Mental health screenings only take five to ten minutes to complete.
 There are installations of mental health screening kiosks and posters across the Allendale, Pew, and Traverse City campuses
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023

Times and Locations (Same for All Dates):
Allendale Campus
Kirkhof Main Lobby – 10:00am - 4:00pm
Campus Recreation Center – 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kleiner Commons – 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Pew Campus
Devos Center – 10:00am - 12:00pm
Center for Health Science – 10:00am - 1:00pm
Seidman Center – 10:00am - 1:00pm

Fall 2022 Career and Internship Fair 

The Career & Internship Fair is an excellent place to kick off your job or internship search, or to begin networking with organizations looking to hire Grand Valley students and alumni of all majors! Over 220 employers with THOUSANDS of immediate openings are expected to attend.

Attend this in-person Career Fair to:
*Meet with employers to discuss full-time positions
*Learn about available internships and co-ops
*Connect with organizations conducting on-campus interviews
*build your professional network and expand your job search

Things to do before the Career Fair: 
Drop into
 CareerLab to get your resume reviewed.  Attend preparation events found on this prep website Check out the Work Like a Laker Podcast (specifically Let's Talk About Career Fair, How to Introduce Yourself, and How to Follow-Up After Career Fair). 

Location Information: 
DeVos Place Convention Center
303 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, Michigan 4950
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For more information please click here.

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Upcoming Dates:
October 11: GVSU Career and Internship Fair 
October 11-15: Midterm Evaluations 
October 18 (6-8p): Repair Clinic and Study Abroad Fair
October 23-25: Fall Break
October 28 by 5:00 PM: Drop with a "W" Grade Deadline
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