PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: November TT Advisor Common Reading Discussion "Advising Millenials" being held THIS THURSDAY – November 15th!

Join us for the last Tuesday/Thursday (TT) Common Reading discussion of the Fall 2018 semester Thursday, November 15, 2018. We hope to see you there!

Topic: Advising Millennials

Article: In Their Own Words: Best Practice for Advising Millennial Students about Majors

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Discussion Leader: Kevin Price

Teaser Question: With what major did you start undergrad and what was your major(s) when you graduated?

Synopsis:  This article examines Millennials and provides some recommendations to work with this generation, broken down by, “common Millennial characteristics.” Millennial students a) need individual attention from their advisor, b) prefer clear guidance with regard to fulfilling major requirements (e.g., course requirements), c) may have overly optimistic visions of their future career options, d) rely on their parents for support but also feel pressure by them, e) prefer majors or careers in which they can feel like they are part of the community, and f) may have negative reactions to failure.

The Office for Advising Development will provide treats and drinks, but feel free to bring your lunch.

Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Alex Sainvilier at and Kevin Price at


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