PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Next TT Advisor Common Readings on 10/17 at 12 pm!

This is a friendly reminder to join us for our first upcoming advisor common reading discussion of the fall semester. We are looking forward to re-connecting with you and encourage you to bring a colleague or friend.

Topic: Undeclared Students
Article: “Advising Undeclared Students”
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Date/Time: Tuesday, October 17th at 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: Daley Library room 1-470 (first floor)
Teaser Question: If you were undecided as an undergrad, when did you make “the decision”?


The article focuses on undecided students and advises that the best way to help them through choosing a major is to look at it as a process that belongs to them, and to avoid jumping into prescriptive advising.  The article also notes that students use multiple strategies in picking a major/career- self-knowledge, educational knowledge, occupational knowledge, and decision making knowledge.  It’s an advisor’s role to guide them through that process by using personal assessments and keeping the student’s anxiety at bay.

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

Questions or comments? Email co-chairs Diana Soriano, and Alex Sainvilier at


The Advisor Common Reading Committee

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The Advisor Common Reading Committee aims to cultivate a collaborative and student-centered forum for the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices while fostering a sense of community among UIC advisors. This advisor-to-advisor opportunity for continued education and networking is facilitated through our monthly common reading discussions (“Tuesday/Thursday Topics”).