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November Parent E-Newsletter

Brought to you by the Parent and Family Connections Office

 

Career Center

The Career Center provides your student with professional development and direction toward their chosen career goals. The importance of the Career Center in your student’s life cannot be over-emphasized. Our friendly staff will work with your student to ensure they have selected a major that aligns with future career opportunities. Students are encouraged to take the free Focus 2 Assessment, which combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision making, and action planning in one comprehensive product.

As your student progresses in his or her education, they should refer to the Career Center for assistance with jobs and internships. The Career Center hosts 13 major-specific career fairs per year and welcomes over 330 local and national companies looking for interns, as well as part- and full-time employees. Even if your student is not currently searching for a job, encourage him or her to attend these fairs. Attendance at a career fair builds your student’s confidence through developing their skills in networking, résumé writing, and interviewing. Check the Career Center website for more information on upcoming fairs and other career events.

When your student begins searching for jobs, the LU Network, a Liberty-specific job search portal, will be a valuable tool. Students can use LU Network to contact employers who are seeking out Liberty students for their companies.
 
With all the Career Center offers, your student has the opportunity to couple their academics with professional development, which will prepare them for post-graduation success!

Feel free to contact us at (434) 592-4109 or careers@liberty.edu. Our office in the Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center, Room 1007 is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Center for Academic Support and Advising Services

Individualized Programs of Study (IPS)
Many students find that they have more than one interest and prefer not to focus on just one major.  The CASAS website features Individualized and Interdisciplinary degrees, which allow students to synthesize two or three fields of interest into one program. Combinations chosen by former and current students include Communication/Women’s Ministries, Biblical Studies/Business, Worship/Social Sciences, FACS/Business, and Health Promotion/Biology.


Student Advocate Office

The Student Advocate Office (SAO) is glad to assist your student with any services available to them, no matter what the question or problem.  If they are struggling in any way, please encourage them to come see us!

Have your student check for holds on their ASIST account and resolve them quickly.  Many freshmen and sophomores will have an “Advisor Hold” and will have to make an appointment with their advisor in order to be able to register for Spring 2014. 

After your student has registered for their classes (12 hours if full-time), please have them go into their ASIST account and complete Financial Check-In (FCI).  Finalizing FCI locks in your student’s classes and housing assignment. The FCI deadline is Friday, Dec. 6. After that date, there will be a $125 late fee applied to your student’s account.

Our Super Scholarship Search 101 session is Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in Towns-Alumni Lecture Hall. Applying for scholarships is not only for high school students. Encourage your current college student to also attend this session. Sign up on our website. If at least 100 students attend, we will give away a scholarship!
It is important to note Nov. 22 is the last day your undergraduate student can withdraw from a class with a grade of “W.”

Please call SAO at (434) 582-7200 or email sao@liberty.edu if you have questions or need assistance. Remember that when calling SAO you will need your student’s Liberty ID number, date of birth, and their FERPA PIN number.

Encourage your student to stop by our office for a visit! We are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We would love to have you and your student visit us in DeMoss Hall, Room 2247!
 


Parent and Family Connections

Thank you to those of you who joined us for Fall Family Weekend. We hope you enjoyed your time with your student, and that you took a moment to complete the survey we sent by email. Your feedback is important to us. Please visit again soon!

If you have questions or need assistance, please call us at (434) 582-2339, or email parents@liberty.edu. We would love to help! If you have prayer requests, please email us at parentspray@liberty.edu so we can lift up your needs.

 


Important Dates

Nov. 12: Super Scholarship Search 101
Nov. 22: Last day to withdraw from a class with a “W”
Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving break
Dec. 5: Reading day
Dec. 6: Financial Check-In deadline for returning students
Dec. 6-13: Final exams