|By: Eli Drljaca (@elidrljaca)
Well, it’s that time of year again, snow has covered the ground on campus and the sidewalks are nearing the consistency of an ice rink. This is all a good reminder that second semester is well underway now and we as students need to start planning ahead for next year. It’s time for advising meetings!
The Journalism advisors are great at listening and really getting a feel for what you want to do with your career. These professors take that knowledge, and help build a plan for you. They help place you in classes that not only are required, but also fit your emphasis and your interests.
An important thing to note: An advisor must sign you up to actually get into most of the Journalism classes. So you want to get an advising appointment early by signing up for a time slot on sign-up sheets hanging outside professor offices ASAP. Be sure to bring a printout of your STAR report to your advising meeting.
There are three classes that you can take just by signing up yourself: Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication (141), which is a required course to start your journalism path, Principles of Advertising (250) and Principles of Public Relations (211).
A great place to begin is right on the Journalism website where the procedure for advising is easy to see. As well, if you know your advisor, you can just go to your advisor’s office, enter your name on the sign-up sheet and then plan to meet during advising weeks.
On the journalism page you will find a curriculum sheet on which classes are needed for which emphasis, such as advertising, media studies, public relations, visual or writing/editing. Also, if you’re a Journalism minor take a look here for your curriculum sheet.
So what are you waiting for? It’s first come, first serve for a meeting with your advisor so get on over to the third floor in Sage and sign up today!