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the engage change dispatch

April 2013 edition

academic updates

student success

Does your professor care more than you do? How Mindfulness Could Improve Testing 4 Steps to Decide How Much to Borrow for an MBA 5 Weird Habits that Make People Successful and Awesome The 2 Things Savvy Interviewers Are Looking For

tips and hints for college students

MCAT Free Practice Test April 6, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Coor Hall (COOR), Room L1-30 Campus: Tempe Cost: Free and open to the public Planning on taking your MCAT? Sign up to take a free practice test. To register: email the event name and date, along with your name, address and phone number, to (put "ASU EGSS Registration" in the subject), or you may register by phone at 1-800-273-8439 ext.1080 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ MCAT Follow-up Strategy Session April 10, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: Coor Hall (COOR), Room L1-10 Campus: Tempe Cost: Free and open to the public Now that you have taken the practice MCAT find out what your scores mean and how you can improve. If you have not taken a practice MCAT test you are still welcome to attend this seminar. To register: email the event name and date, along with your name, address and phone number, to (put "ASU EGSS Registration" in the subject line), or you may register by phone at 1-800-273-8439 ext. 1080. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Workshop: Medical School Application Process (Downtown Phoenix campus) April 12, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Location: Cronkite/Eight (CRONK) Room 125 Campus: Downtown Planning on applying to Medical School? Wonder how to ensure your application is noticed? Attend this workshop to learn how to successfully navigate the admissions process and how to prepare for various interview methods.

getting ready for medical school

Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS), Kiva Campus: West Cost: Free and open to the public This session is devoted to the basic math that is tested on the GMAT. The point of the session is not to discuss test strategy, but to cover the math concepts that most students have forgotten or not practiced in many years. Topics include integers, even and odd numbers, properties of zero, positive and negative numbers, absolute value, factors, multiples, prime numbers, the order of operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, algebraic equations and more. To register: email the event name and date, along with your name, address and phone number, to (put "ASU EGSS Registration" in the subject line), or you may register by phone at 1-800-273-8439 ext. 1080.

Math Boot Camp for the GRE & GMAT

Graduate College support staff can be found at Graduate Student Centers (GSC) on all four ASU campuses to discuss: the Graduate College application process, graduate college application, financing your education, graduate college test preparation and student organizations and resources. For more information and to schedule an appointment contact: Debra Crusoe, Program Coordinator Sr

Locations and hours:

Tempe campus INTDSB 288 480-965-9347 Monday and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Polytechnic campus ADMIN 130 480-965-9347 Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. West campus FAB N174 480-965-9347 Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Downtown Phoenix campus POST 208 480-965-9347 Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

graduate student centers – locations and hours

Don’t get overwhelmed with academics: GET A PEER MENTOR. Shades is a strong peer mentor program originally designed for underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Now all students are welcome to participate in Shades as they prepare to be future educators, designers, artists, clinicians, practitioners, etc. Any graduate or undergraduate student who is interested in mentorship and wants to provide or receive support in multicultural and academic issues should consider Shades. The value of being a mentee  ACCESS to experience, knowledge and skills of trained mentor  OPPORTUNITIES to practice new skills with your mentor  ENCOURAGEMENT and MOTIVATION from your mentor and peers  OPPORTUNITIES to discuss pressing issues within your academic circle in a supportive environment. For more information on our Shades Multicultural Mentoring Program please visit:

shades multicultural mentoring program

outside of the classroom

Building a Digital Portfolio Online Webinar April 9, 4-5 p.m. A digital portfolio or blog can function as an expanded resume on the Internet, describing your professional and personal skills and competencies whether applying for a job or graduate/professional school, or anticipating a promotion. Advantages include having it available at any time, being able to update it frequently and transmit it quickly. Formatting tips and industry-specific strategies will help get you started. Log into the webinar @ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Transferable Skills - Online Webinar April 10, 5-6 p.m. Online Webinar - (live) (pre-recorded) Marketable skills can be divided into five categories that job seekers can use to show applicable abilities from one job to the next. Identify the skills you’ve already gained and describe them in terms appealing to employers. Learn to showcase your experience working with data, people and things. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Etiquette Dinner - Career Services Workshop (West campus) April 10, 5-7 p.m. La Sala Ballrooms A and B Campus: West Cost: Bring canned food items to donate to families around the valley. Come learn how to properly conduct yourself during a business meeting or interview that is held over a formal meal. Learn what not to order, what to drink and how to pass the food properly! Help your community by bringing in 5 canned goods for a food drive to donate to families around the valley. RSVP at by Wednesday, April 3rd at Career Services: UCB 304, 602.543.8124 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How do I find an Internship? - Career Services Workshop (Tempe campus) April 29, 4-5 p.m. Location: Career Services office located in the Student Services Building (SSV), Room 329. Campus: Tempe Using only the Internet to find an internship can be overwhelming, frustrating, and, depending on your career interests, ineffective. Attend this workshop to discover how to use a variety of search tools and resources to help you obtain an internship.

free career services events

in the know: health and wellness

What’s for Lunch at the Farmers Market @ the ASU Tempe campus? Scrumptious and healthy lunch options are available at the Farmers Market. Grab your friends and get to the market for a nourishing meal, companionship and sunshine. Ready-to-eat Farmers Market Lunch Menu  tamales (various meat and vegetarian options)  pulled pork sandwiches  gyro sandwiches and falafel  Italian sandwiches  salads, soups and baked goods (varies each market)  hummus and pita chips  cheese curds and fresh baked bread Need some tips on how to select a healthy lunch while you are at the market? Stop by the ASU Nutrition Counseling Services table the next time you attend the Farmers Market @ the ASU Tempe campus. ASU Health Services registered dietician, Suzette Kroll, is available at each market to answer your nutrition questions and to help you with creating healthy meals and snacks. Spring 2013 Farmers Market Season April 9 & 23 Every other Tuesday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Orange Mall, west of the MU fountain. Find us on Facebook Twitter - @FarmerMarketASU

farmers market @ the ASU Tempe campus

ICA: get in the game!

in the spotlight

April 5-7 Location: Armstrong Hall and Schwada Classroom Office Building Campus: Tempe Cost: Free and open to the public.

Human Rights at ASU is coordinating its third annual Human Rights Film Festival, to be held April 5-7, in Armstrong Hall, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and the Schwada Classroom Office Building. Mark your calendars for a weekend of film and discussion focused on Indigenous rights and women's empowerment in Colombia; Indigenous rights and environmental pollution in the United States; environmental justice; child soldiers, conflict minerals and Africa's regional conflict; Israel and Palestine: justice and human rights?; LBGTQ rights; and the human rights of immigrants. The festival is sponsored by the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; the School of Social Transformation; the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Amnesty International, Tempe chapter; Amnesty International, ASU student chapter; and the Global Institute of Sustainability.

Plan to attend? RSVP:

3rd annual ASU Human Rights Film Festival

RSVP: nts/560083157336309/

Sports from Around the World! April 19 & 20 Sun Devils Fitness Complex Fields Campus: Tempe Cost: Free to students with ASU ID Brought to you by the Coalition of International Students, it's time for ASUlympics Again! Join the annual tradition on April 19 & 20! Grab some friends, make a team, and come and play. Three sports are being showcased this year: -Cricket -Soccer -Beach Volleyball This event is open to all students, men and women, of all ability levels. Game times and durations will be determined by the number of teams that register. Get your team together soon and we'll see you on the SDFC Fields! Plan to attend? Register:


spring into a strong finish for your semester!

The Engage Change Dispatch - April 2013  

The April edition of the monthly newsletter from the School of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University