Expanded Hours for One-on-One Consultations at the OAR

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Between attending classes and labs, working at your on-campus job, and meeting with professors, it can be a challenge to squeeze in much else before 5 p.m.

At the OAR, we’re always adapting our services based on student feedback. You asked, we listened — beginning next week, the OAR will offer late afternoon and early evening consultations to better accommodate students’ busy schedules. We’ll also hold walk-in hours for those students who haven’t scheduled an appointment.

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A Sneak Peak of What’s Brewing at the OAR – And Why You Should Visit as an Upperclassman

Posted on: April 14, 2014

Congratulations! You’re almost halfway done with college!

OK, maybe it’s a little premature to be congratulating – I realize the semester is not yet over and there’s still the (massive) hurdle that is finals. But if you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking ahead – to the next two years of college, to your post-college plans, maybe even further down the road than that.

Since about 85% of you, the Class of 2016, used the OAR in some way last year, you probably know that we offer workshops and individual consultations on topics like time management, reading strategies, and procrastination. Now that you’re a pro at managing your time and mapping out your assignments for the entire semester, you may think you have no use for the OAR…

But think again.

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Fellowships: A Primer in Less Than 1000 Words

Posted on: October 28, 2013

Now that it’s late October, many things are wrapping up and winding down: half-semester courses, fall foliage, baseball season, and the number of days left to find that perfect Halloween costume.

This is also the time of year when the process of applying for most fellowships draws to an end.  While that might not seem as exciting as the World Series or zombie make-up, fellowships can take you places you might never have imagined.

What are fellowships?

Fellowships are opportunities for students funded by a particular organization.  Fellowships allow students to expand their educational base, professional skills, and personal horizons. Whatever your interests or goals, you’ll almost certainly Continue reading