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Advising Syllabus: First-Year Briggsies, Semester One

What should students DO during their first semester?

Academic Advising

Make and attend your first follow-up advising appointment with an academic advisor BEFORE November
  • Discuss how fall classes are going 
  • Discuss career goals and goals in college
  • Discuss future course selection

Build community and get involved

Consult LBC Peer Support Coordinators and Peer Mentors

Make an appointment with an LBC Peer Support Coordinator
  • Discuss how the fall semester is going  
  • Discuss how you're navigating campus
  • Discuss campus resources
  • Discuss how you're getting involved on campus and meeting people

Engage in career Exploration and Support

  • Attend major and career fairs offered through the Career Services Network
  • Check MSU email for LBC Career updates and events for first-year students
  • Get acquainted with Handshake, MSU's main site for student jobs and career-related events
  • Remain open-minded and curious about possible careers in the sciences

Prepare for Spring Enrollment

Enroll in classes for spring semester in November (Summer enrollment also opens in November)