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Exploring Dewey Hall: Campus Resources Central

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go abroad? Are you struggling with calculus and don’t know where to get help? Or are you finding it hard to adjust to college, or maybe even find a job? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place! Some of the many important campus resources on campus are found in Dewey Hall on the Eastman Quad, and they are…

1. Center for Education Abroad

Going beyond the traditional, semester-long programs abroad, the Centre for Education Abroad here at the University of Rochester offers further opportunities like internships, fellowships, research, community service-trips, summer programs, etc., all over the world. No matter what your major is, you can choose from a variety of programs, including a couple of programs specific to your major.

Further, the University strongly encourages engineering students to study abroad! Around 20% of the graduating class of engineers studied abroad, which is double the national average! So, if you’re thinking about going abroad at any point, I would fully recommend reaching out to this amazing resource!

I got this cool T-shirt from the Education Abroad fair!
I got this cool t-shirt from the Education Abroad fair!


2. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

CETL, pronounced “SEE-tuhl,” is a life saver! It offers services relating to learning and teaching for students, that ultimately help them achieve academically. From workshops and study groups for those hard science courses to personalised tutoring, CETL does it all. All of their services are free of charge, and can be used at any given time! Once you reach out to the friendly counselors at CETL, they will try their best to make sure you’re doing great in all your classes.

CETL Tutoring...
CETL tutoring…


3. Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center

Located on the fourth floor of Dewey, the Career and Internship Centre offers a lot of professional services like resume and cover letter workshops, mock interviews, and career counseling. A lot of the peer career advisors they have are super friendly and give you really great tips about being professional and doing well in interviews. Whenever I’m about to interview for a new job, I stop by the Center for a mock interview, just so I know how to be prepared!

It's the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Centre!
It’s the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center!


4. Office of Minority Student Affairs

Also known as OMSA, this office provides support services to minority students here at the University to help them achieve academically, socially, and professionally. Some of their services include counselling, promotion of diversity and inclusivity on campus, etc., and ultimately, help minority students get acclimated to living on campus.

OMSA's Insignia of Inclusion
OMSA’s Insignia of Inclusion


5. David T. Kearns Center

The Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity offers a wide range of opportunities and services for low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented minority students. Some of these programs are Upward Bound for high schoolers, the XEROX Engineering research fellowship, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), the McNair program, etc…

Kearns Research Symposium
Kearns Research Symposium

So, this is where I’ll leave you to absorb all this information! Just a little thing you should remember: here at Rochester, people really want to make your college experience a memorable one, so never hesitate asking for help! Meliora!

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