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STUDENT DEVELOPMENTS Summer 2012 Volume 9 Issue 1 Dear Wagner Community, Welcome Back! This summer has been a busy one across campus and we are excited to have all of you back on campus and engaged. The Division of Campus Life continues to grow and change as we assess the needs for our students. We have taken the three offices of Academic Advisement, Career Development and Academic Support and created the Center for Academic and Career Engagement (CACE). This Center will support students from their transition to Wagner and throughout the college experience as they select a major, consider study abroad options, gain internship experience, and develop leadership skills, and assist in the application of these skills to a process of lifelong career development. Students will find their own answers to the question, “What’s Your Wagner Plan?” as they follow a four-step process of self-inquiry, major and career exploration, reflection and decision making, and strategic action – either a job search or graduate school pursuit. The proactive and integrated services that will be offered to all students will include academic advising and support, tutoring, services for students with disabilities, major exploration, personal and career assessments, career counseling, resume and cover letter preparation, interview preparation, evaluation of employment objectives, and assistance in planning internship and job search strategies. Our hope is that students who utilize the Center can connect to career and graduate school resources including job and internship listings, employer literature, a mentorship program with Wagner alums, and networking and skill-building workshops offered on a regular basis to support students as they explore various career paths. The Center will add value to the students' educational experiences by assuring that the resources of the College are available to our diverse population of students as they prepare for the world. The Chaplain’s Office has joined the Division and we are excited to integrate the work of Reverend Smith and others in the faith community with the programming being done by the Center for Intercultural Advancement, the Center for Health and Wellness, CACE, Residential Education, and Co-Curricular Programs. In addition, there are many new faces within the Division and some changing responsibilities for our current members, we will talk more extensively about these changes in the Fall newsletter (October). In the meantime, please join me in thanking Christopher DeFilippi and Allison Dufford, the Orientation Coordinators in their careful and thoughtful planning for the transition of our new students! This issue of the newsletter gives you some snapshots of how to get involved on campus during the first few weeks of the academic year and some dates to mark on your calendar, including Family Weekend, September 28-30. Stop by our offices and let us know how things are going. Looking forward to a wonderful year! Sincerely, Ruta Shah-Gordon Assistant Vice President for Campus Life & Internationalization Sara Klein Dean of Campus Life and Engagement Curtis Wright Dean of Campus Life and Leadership

Campus Life Newsletter Summer 2012

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