The events described below are held throughout the academic year to ensure current students will live, learn, grow and succeed at Concordia University Chicago.
Freshmen Fast Track: This event is aimed at introducing our freshman students to the collegiate world. Topics will include academic preparedness and planning, the utilization of Concordia’s many academic resources, as well as how to get involved and make the most of your four years at Concordia. The goal of this program is to prepare our students for a successful and productive future here at Concordia.
get FRESH (Freshman Registration Experience and Scheduling Help): This program will offer a step-by-step guide to the registration process, an overview of the catalog, a tour of the portal, and more for our new students.
Grad School 101: Students and alumni will receive information from graduate school admissions representatives about their particular school and program, the importance of going to graduate school, and preparation required for admission. Students and alumni will also have the opportunity to talk to alumni who are currently in graduate school, and ask about their current graduate school experiences.
Students and alumni will also be able to meet and talk with current students and alumni about their internship experiences and also speak with representatives from possible internship sites. Students and alumni will discover tips and advice about how to get an internship, how to be successful within your internship, and how to successfully network within your internship. Students and alumni will also get the opportunity to learn about and work with faculty and staff members on various admissions requirements for graduate school such as: statements of purpose, asking for letters of recommendation, networking, and interview tips.
Senior Salute: At this session, students will learn how to make the transition from being undergraduate students to alumni of Concordia University. Other university offices will also be present to make sure students have everything in place for graduation.
Sophomore/Junior CAFÉ (Concordia Academic Fair for Enrichment): This fair will provide an informal setting in which students can gather information about alternative ways to earn credit and off campus learning opportunities such as our Simultaneous Enrollment and Study Abroad Programs by visiting various booths. In addition, information will be available about planning for summer internships and employment. This event will also help prepare students for graduation and help them stay on track by discussing the the importance of having an unofficial graduation audit, the intent to graduate process, and building their resumes through campus involvement.
Transfer Tips: This program is designed to demonstrate the interconnected nature of policies, procedures and departments at Concordia University Chicago. We proactively partner with transfer students during this session to increase awareness about important deadlines, to help students plan for future semesters and to encourage students to become involved in our campus community. Representatives from a diverse group of university departments work in partnership for this event to pinpoint who or which department students can contact for help in a variety of situations. This is a mandatory group advising session for any transfer students who are in their first semester at Concordia University Chicago.