If you are required to present for a class and are scheduled to present at a time that inteferes with other classes, you may apply for an institutional excuse. Students are responsible for notifying class instructors and showing them a copy of the institutional excuse at least 5 working days (or one class period if the class meets less frequently than every five days) prior to start of the time period it covers. Class instructors are not required to honor institutional excuses presented to them less than the stipulated time period stated in the previous sentence. Class Instructors may give a different test and/or give assignments composed of different subject matter than that missed by a student with an institutional excuse.
Visit the website on academic policies for more information on how to request an institutional excuse.
Tips of the Week
#1 Network: The Undergraduate Symposium is a wonderful place to network with your peers, faculty, and professionals in your field. Many people from industry visit the event looking for potential candidates, so it could lead to your next big opportunity. Come prepared to meet new people and give your 30-sec personal pitch to potential connections.
#2 Add it to your resume: It is a notable accomplishment to present at a symposium. 87% of employers say they are more likely to hire recent graduates if they have had research experience. Highlight your experience of presenting your work at a conference on your resume or graduate school application. Not sure what to say? Visit Career Development on advice on how to incorporate the Undergraduate Symposium into your resume.