Southeast Missouri State University
UNDERGRADUATE BULLETIN 2006-2007
The Office of Student Transitions coordinates the University's efforts to assist students at important transition points in their academic careers at Southeast, from immediately after admission to the University until post-graduation. Personnel in the unit provide programming to help students get oriented, get connected, and subsequently get settled by connecting academic planning and career planning through a series of developmental career proficiency checks. Transitions professionals counsel students on possible majors that would allow them to maximize their talents, abilities, and interests, and work with academic advisors as students declare, enter, and progress through academic programs. Other professionals connect students with employers in pre-professional practice and also help students further their post-graduation plans, whether for graduate school or to enter the workforce. Contact the office at (573)651-2579 or visit Memorial Hall room 210 for additional information.
The Office of New Student Programs helps students make a smooth transition to the University through orientation programs including First STEP (Southeast's Testing and Enrollment Program), Opening Week Orientation, and Transfer Orientation programs. Office personnel also cooperate with partners in International Student Programs to coordinate testing and enrollment procedures for international students. In addition to these activities, New Student Programs professionals work with the Director of Student Transitions and First-Year Experience Programs to obtain information regarding assessment and retention of new students. For additional information, contact the office at (573)651-5166 or stop by the office in Memorial Hall Room 211.
The First-Year Experience Program, housed in Memorial Hall Room 210, is responsible for academic and orientation programs that serve new students. These responsibilities include administration of the First-Year Seminar, UI 100, a required, 3-credit, interdisciplinary, theme-based introduction to the University Studies Program. Office personnel provide faculty development support for seminar instructors, collaborate with Admissions, New Student Programs, Residence Life, Student Financial Services, Student Development, among numerous other offices to provide students the support needed to make their first year at Southeast a successful experience. Call (573)651-2579 for further details about the program.
Students and other patrons seeking career assistance can come to the office on the second floor of the University Center or call (573)651-2583. Career Linkages services include computerized career exploration, career advising to assist with choosing a major or career field, resume/cover letter review, job search and interviewing assistance, mock interviews, a career resources library, and trained personnel to respond to career-related inquiries. Career Linkages provides information about career events and on-campus interviews, job postings, internship/practica opportunities, access to computerized career guidance systems (e.g., FOCUS), and much more. Readers may contact the office for assistance on any matter related to connecting academic and career planning. Staff professionals also work with academic program leaders on experiential learning programs, both locally and in the greater St. Louis area, to provide students coordinated and carefully planned pre-professional practice opportunities in their fields of study. Additionally, thanks to a unique and dynamic partnership with Missouri's Division of Workforce Development, students may contact Career Linkages counselors in offices strategically located in or near academic advising centers in the various schools and colleges. Call (573)651-2583 for details and to make appointments to see any of the Career Linkages personnel.