Group Advising Schedule

Please note: All group advising requirements are happening virtually via your advising Elms page. Please contact with any questions.

Spring 2020 Targeted Group Advising Session Schedule

For students in the third semester or later in ANSC, we offer you the opportunity to customize your advising experience. In the fall, you will meet one-on-one with your faculty advisor. In the spring, you will need to attend at least one of our targeted group advising sessions or an equivalent alternative experience (contact Hannah Gorrie for details: Group advising is geared towards helping you explore options outside the classroom as well as planning for your future beyond graduation. You are not required to meet with your faculty mentor in the spring, but we certainly encourage you to meet with them if you wish to.

Sign-ups for the ANSC sessions are not required, just show up to the session you want to attend. Please note that some sessions are offered more than once to accommodate student schedules, but the content will be the same.

Date Time Location Session Description
Tues 2/18 6-8 PM ESJ 1202 Career Expo An evening of learning and engaging with industry professionals. This is your chance to ask people your burning questions about how they chose their career, what activities and classes most prepared them, and what they do in their job. You can also practice your networking skills.
Thurs 2/20 6-8 PM ANS 0408 Diversity in Veterinary Medicine Panel Discussion This will be a panel discussion with three veterinarians of diverse socioeconomic, racial, and sexual orientations talking about their experiences working in veterinary medicine, one of our country's least diverse professions.  This is a chance for open, honest dialogue and learning that is open to any interested student.
Mon 3/9 6-7 PM ANS 0408 Financial Planning for Vet School with Dr. Sarah Balcom Pre-veterinary students, don't let DEBT crush your DREAMS!  Come to this session to see real world examples of what a veterinary education can cost, learn about different types of student loans and repayment options, and discuss ways to minimize the amount of student loan debt you incur with your professional education.  The sooner you plan, the more you save.  Led by Dr. Sarah Balcom, UMD Pre-veterinary advisor.
Tues 3/10 11am-12pm ANS 1422 Veterinary School Admission with Dr. Tablante The DVM admission counseling session covers vet school application requirements and an overview of the DVM program at the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine.
Mon 3/23 12-1 PM ANS 0467 (Reading Room) Pre-Vet Ask Me (Almost) Anything with Dr. Balcom An open session to discuss questions about being a pre-veterinary student, veterinary school life, and career options beyond the DVM. 
Wed 3/25 4-5 PM   Internship and Careers Ask Me (Almost) Anything with Dr. VanKlompenberg Cancelled
Tues 3/31 8:30-9:30 AM   Internship and Careers Ask Me (Almost) Anything with Dr. VanKlompenberg Cancelled
Tues 4/21 6-8 PM   Zoo Careers Discussion Panel Cancelled

Alternate Approved Sessions

In addition to the targeted group advising sessions we have to offer within the department, the Undergraduate program office has identified the following additional on-campus events that would qualify as "advising" for you for this spring semester. Follow the links to RSVP to the session. Please email Hannah Gorrie with a brief summary of the session you attended, so you may get credit for having attended.

Date Time Location Session Description
Multiple Dates Multiple Times Various locations on UMD campus Study Abroad 101 with Education Abroad Office
Wed 2/5 2-5 PM Grand Ballroom, STAMP​ Education Abroad & Study Abroad Fair with Education Abroad Office
Thurs 2/6 4:30-6:30 PM UMD Career Center Acing Your Interview with USDA-APHIS workshop
Wed 3/4 4:30-5:30 PM  UMD Career Center Negotiating Your Job Offer workshop
Tues 3/10 4-5 PM UMD Career Center Navigating USA Jobs to Get a Federal Job workshop
Tues 4/7 4:30-5:30 PM Online The First 90 Days on the Job workshop