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First-year students get day of tips about college life

Oct. 6, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Students attending Western Michigan University for the first time this fall will spend this Saturday getting tips on everything from budgeting and finding help with academics to staying healthy and deciding what to wear for job interviews.

A First Year Experience Seminar EXPO will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the North Ballroom of the Bernhard Center. The seminar is open to all students but is expected to attract between 800 and 1,000 students who are part of WMU's First Year Experience--FYE--program.

Students will hear sessions on a variety of topics presented by on- and off-campus organizations and will be able to browse a Resource Fair designed to introduce them to campus departments and organizations. Session topics will include information on staying healthy presented by Sindecuse Health Center, study tips from the Academic Skills Center and the Writing Center, and budgeting tips from National City. Other topics covered will focus on strategies that range from goal setting and team thinking to building healthy relationships.

A session presented by Career Planning and Placement Services will focus on developing pre-professional behaviors and will include a runway show on what to wear and what not to wear during interviews.

For more information about the event, contact Toni Woolfork-Barnes, director of FYE at (269) 387-2301.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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