As part of MSU's Fall Welcome, all No-Preference freshmen MUST attend one of the NSSC sessions according to their assigned Neighborhood. Incoming freshmen will learn more about the No-Preference option and have a chance to talk with Neighborhood advisors and faculty about expectations and strategies for success. Locations for the Colloquium will be listed in the Fall Welcome "Schedule of Events".
Hosted by NSSC, the Marathon of Majors is an event where academic advisors from all MSU colleges and academic support offices are available to answer questions. Held in the Union, this event is a great opportunity for students to meet college and major advisors and learn about potential majors and academic support services. This event is held twice a year - in November and in March.
This year's Marathon of Majors will be held from 5pm-7pm in the MSU Union Ballroom
Held every Spring Semester, NSSC takes this opportunity to honor academic achievement of No-Preference students. Students invited to the No-Preference Honors Reception have earned placement on the Dean's List for the preceding Fall Semester. These students are invited to celebrate their achievement with NSSC staff, faculty and University administrators.
Major Exploratory Seminar: Connecting Academics, Majors and Careers
This seminar is designed to provide participants with the basic framework needed to assist in the process of making discoveries about personal interests, majors and careers. Students will be introduced to theories, tools and strategies for identifying strengths, values and skills needed to make effective academic decisions. Additionally, the seminar is structured to provide students with opportunities to research current literature related to academic and career decision making, to discuss assigned reading materials, to analyze data from self assessment instruments and to develop an academic portfolio which highlights the major and career inventory of information gathered throughout the seminar.
Academic Success in the First Year of College: Research vs. Reality
Some researchers study how students learn and transition into college. In this interactive seminar students will read, discuss and debate what researchers and experts say about making a successful college transition and test it against their own experience. Students will design an academic plan that will enhance their first year college experience based on their analysis of discoveries made in the seminar.
This seminar will provide a unique opportunity for students to investigate the majors offered through The Eli Broad College of Business and explore careers commonly pursued by business students. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about business, academic and career resources. Students will also interact with current upper class business students, meet academic and business professionals and learn how to be competitive and marketable business professionals.
NSSC staff, as well as other campus departments, offer workshops to support and enhance students' undergraduate experience. Workshops include such topics as time management, study skills, major selection and academic skill building.