UST Explorer

A Blog for Undeclared Students

Month: January 2019 (page 1 of 2)

Campus Resources

The University supports environmentally sound, energy-saving solutions through its attempts to improve the walkability of campus and increase the use of car-sharing and public transportation. UD staff and students have access to free shuttle bus service throughout most of the year.

 

On the Bookshelf: Career Exploration

In Pathfinder (2012) and Now What?: The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career (2008), renowned career coach Nicholas Lore provides structured exercises that guide readers through the self-reflection and goal-setting processes that are the foundation of successful career development.

Minor Spotlight: Religious Studies

Religion is an important source of both personal meaning and inspiration and of social cohesion and group conflict in human societies. Students interested in exploring questions concerning spirituality, belief systems, and the functions of religious institutions are encouraged to take PHIL204: World Religions. The Religious Studies minor requires just this class and an additional 12 credits from an approved list of interdisciplinary coursework offered by a variety of departments including English, History, Anthropology, and Sociology.

 

Student Spotlight: Isabel Hartenstein

Isabel is an honors student and a member of the marching band. She chose to enter UD as undeclared because she wanted to explore her options before committing to a major. She told us that being a University Studies student during her first year “gave her peace of mind” because she didn’t feel rushed or isolated in the major-selection process.

After taking some core science classes, meeting with her academic advisor, and going to the Career Services Center, Isabel decided to declare a Pre-Vet major with a Wildlife Ecology & Conservation minor. Her advice to other students is, “Don’t be afraid to explore your options. College is a huge adjustment, so make sure to take care of yourself and give yourself time to figure everything out.”

 

Campus Resources: Academic Difficulty

Students who are on probation or otherwise struggling academically are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to reflect on their performance, clarify their values, and carefully evaluate their abilities, interests, and goals. You can also work with a specialist from the   Office of Academic Enrichment to identify problem areas (such as time management or reading comprehension) and learn strategies for effectively addressing these issues.

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