SUMMER PRE-ORIENTATION WEBINARS

This summer, we are offering a variety of different pre-orientation webinars for new students and their families. The sessions are presented by university administration and students on topics that may generate questions over the summer that you would like answered before you arrive to campus for the orientation program. The topics for this summer are listed below. If you are unable to attend a webinar, they will be recorded and available on the orientation webpage for view at a later time.

Space is limited, and the registration links for each webinar are listed below. Please note that you must register for each webinar that you would like to attend. Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation from the system with the technical specifications needed to participate in the webinar. Please contact us at orientation@miami.edu with any questions.

Thursday, May 29
2:00 p.m.
Course Registration and Academic Advising
Click here to sign in and view recording: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/567827086

Presenters:
  • Bryan Jones, Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar
  • Jennifer Macias, Academic and Career Advisor in Residence (ACAR), Hecht Residential College

This webinar will provide information about course registration including tips on how to navigate Canelink. The presenters will review the academic advising process that takes place during orientation and provide information about related topics such as math placement testing, textbook purchases and degree/major exploration resources.


Tuesday, June 3
2:00 p.m.
Campus Dining & Meal Plans

Click here to sign in and view recording: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/434488118

Presenters:
  • Norma Perera, Director, Auxiliary Services
  • Marco Gonzalez, Financial Analyst, Auxiliary Services

This webinar will review meal plan information for new students living on campus and answer any questions you may have before you arrive! The presenters will provide an overview of the meal plan options and places to eat on campus. Presenters will also cover how to access the Dine on Campus Website to find menus and nutritional information.

Wednesday, June 18
2:00 p.m.
Build Your Connections at the “U”

Click here to sign in and view recording: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/669051870

Presenters:
  • Jordan Adams, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Toppel Career Center
  • Megan Morini, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Toppel Career Center

During this webinar you will learn how to connect with employers and alumni as well as tips on how tap into various industries.  Toppel will explore various opportunities available to you such as networking events, shadowing professionals in the field, on-campus recruiting, and other ways to expand your network during your first semesters at UM.

 

Tuesday, June 24
2:00 p.m.
Transform your Major into a Career

Click here to sign in and view recording: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/966206750

Presenters:
  • Anna Kenney, Assistant Director of Career Development, Toppel Career Center
  • Carly Smith, Assistant Director of Career Development, Toppel Career Center

Freshman year is the perfect time to begin planning for your future career! Whether your plans include full-time employment or graduate school, the Toppel Career Center can help you achieve your goals. During this session, you’ll learn more about how utilizing the Toppel Career Center can add value to your academic experience. We will focus on our services and how internships can help you maximize your UM education.

 

Tuesday, July 15
2:00 p.m.
The Foote Fellows Program
Click here to sign in and view recording: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/969645790
To download Powerpoint slides: Click here

Presenter:
  • Melissa Hechtman, Manager, Stamps Leadership Scholars & Foote Fellows Programs

Welcome new Foote Fellows!  Learn more about the academic opportunities available to you at the University of Miami.

 

Wednesday, July 23
2:00 p.m.
Residential College Move-in and New Student & Family Orientation Schedule

Click here to sign in and view recording: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/509291790

Presenters:
  • Jon Baldessari, Associate Director, Housing & Residential Life
  • Danielle Howard, Director, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement

This webinar will review information that pertains to your first few days on campus and answer any questions you may have before you arrive! The presenters will provide you with an overview of the residential college move-in process, including things to bring and available vendor services. We will also provide a day-by-day overview of the New Student and Family Orientation schedule, including the check-in process and major campus events.



Thursday, July 31
2:00 p.m.
Why Early Involvement Leads to Future Success
Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/595814278

Presenters:
  • Josh Brandfon, Director, Student Activities & Student Organizations
  • Andrew Wiemer, Director, Butler Center for Service and Leadership

Current students and staff will share their thoughts on why getting involved as a first-year student is beneficial for both personal and professional growth. Current students will share their own experiences about their time at UM and Student Affairs staff will lend their professional insight on student involvement at UM. The Department of Student Activities and Student Organizations oversees the 275+ registered student organizations on campus, and offers resources to students who are interested in hosting programs. The office also advises a number of programming boards – including Hurricane Productions, Homecoming, and Category 5 – that work to bring fun and exciting events to campus.  UM also offers a variety of service and leadership opportunities through the Butler Center for Service and Leadership. Especially for first-year students, UM's first service day, Orientation Outreach, is held during orientation week and brings first-year students into their local community to provide them with an in-depth look at their new neighborhood. First Year U and IMPACT are two leadership development opportunities that often serve as a catalyst for future success amongst participants, connecting first-year students with current campus leaders and UM faculty. Taking advantage of these involvement opportunities will foster a sense of belonging to the 'Cane family.