FAU Student News

Monday, April 23, 2018
Vol. 5 | Issue 32

FAU Student News

Your weekly source for important dates, events, and announcements.

It Starts with Handshake

It Starts with Handshake at the FAU Career Center

The FAU Career Center has partnered with Handshake, a modern career development platform, to replace our current OWL CareerLink job portal and be your one-stop-shop for launching your career. Handshake offers new features, enabling you to:

  • Access personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests
  • Report your internship and experiences
  • Register for Career Fairs
  • Manage on-campus interviews with top companies
  • Schedule appointments with your career counselors

The Career Center will preload your profile and you will be able to access your Handshake account beginning on Monday, May 14. For more information on getting started visit the Student Handshake page and stay tuned for an email invitation to access your new Handshake account.

Up Owl Night

Join fellow FAU students as we kick off the last week of the semester and the beginning of finals during Up Owl Night in the Center for Teaching and Learning (Wednesday, April 25 from 3 - 10p.m.). Bring your classmates with you for an evening of free final exam review sessions, free tutoring, and giveaways. For the complete schedule of exam review and tutoring times visit the Up Owl Night page.

Need Money To Buy Books?

The Summer 2018 Short-Term Advance Application will be available on MyFAU (click on Money Matters tab) on Monday, April 23. If all eligibility criteria are met, the Short-Term Advance will begin to disburse on Monday, May 7 (date is subject to change) for registered Summer Term 1 and Summer Term 2 students. Visit the Financial Aid website for more details and eligibility requirements. College of Medicine students will need to contact the Director of Financial Aid in the College of Medicine Ellen Gomes.

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching)-Spring 2018 Semester

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) is available online beginning Monday, April 9 at 12:01 a.m. SPOT is an anonymous and effective tool given at the end of each semester to help evaluate the quality of instruction and improve our education standards. The deadline for completion is Wednesday, April 25, at 11:59 p.m. (Spring 2018 Semester).

FAU Drumline Auditions

Marching Owls Drumline auditions are taking place Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. - noon. Audition music packets are available on our website, including both warm ups and cadences. If you cannot make the live audition due to travel or conflict, video submissions will be accepted. For more information, visit our website or contact Matthew Nichols.

FAU Libraries Student Satisfaction Survey

We need your help, and a few minutes of your time. Please help us evaluate our services and resources by completing this brief survey on student use and satisfaction with the FAU Libraries. Your responses will help us improve by identifying where we are succeeding and where we need to improve. All responses will be anonymous and will be reported only in the aggregate. To show our gratitude, anyone who completes the survey and submits their contact information will be entered into a random drawing to win one of five portable power banks. Instructions on how to enter the drawing will be provided after you submit the survey.

Start the Survey Today

Statewide Job Fair

Are you looking for a job? Then attend the Statewide Job Fair on Thursday, May 10 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Bus transportation from FAU to the job fair is available; space is limited. To reserve a seat on the bus, register at OWL CareerLink. Bring multiple copies of your résumé. Business professional attire is required. For more information, contact the FAU Career Center at career@fau.edu or 561-297-3533.

Publish Your Research in the FAURJ

Interested in having your research published in a nationally recognized journal? The Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that is published annually. FAURJ is now accepting manuscript submissions for the newest volume. For eligibility requirements or more information on how to submit visit the UG research Journal page.

Apply to Become an OURI Peer Mentor

Applications are now open for the OURI Peer Mentor Program. The program is designed to help guide undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research and inquiry, by providing student mentors. Peer Mentors are student representatives of all disciplines, colleges, and partner campuses, and are wonderful advocates for research and creative projects. For eligibility requirements or more information on how to submit visit the Peer Mentor program page.