GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR

The Lawrence University Career Center, along with St. Norbert College and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay is hosting a Graduate School Fair on Tuesday, September 29th from 4-6:00 p.m. at the St. Norbert College campus in De Pere, WI. Transportation will be provided.

More than 20 representatives from graduate and professional schools across the country will be on hand to answer the student’s questions and speak with them 1:1 about admission and testing requirements as well as the type of programs they offer.

Ms. Stephanie Van Handel can help you to connect with these programs. She can also assist you with your grad school application. Please contact Ms. Stephanie Van Handel at 920.832.6561 or stephanie.f.vanhandel@lawrence.edu.

CONSIDERING A CAREER IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE?

“Actuaries are experts in:

• evaluating the likelihood of future events,

• designing creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events,

• decreasing the impact of undesirable events that do occur.”

Source: http://www.beanactuary.org/about/whatis.cfm

To become an actuary, you have to pass a series of exams, which require rigorous quantitative training. For more information on the career path of an actuary and the courses offered at Lawrence that will help you in preparing for the exams, please contact Prof. Joy Jordan (joy.jordan@lawrence.edu)

REVIEW OF QUANTITATIVE CONCEPTS

The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor workshops to provide students with an opportunity for a review of quantitative concepts. Each workshop will be held in Briggs 420 and is approximately 2 hours long.

Algebra 4:30 PM on Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Workshop 7:00 PM on Monday, September 28, 2009

The goal of the algebra workshop is to share information on an algebra reference sheet that should empower students with a resource to help answer common algebraic questions. The algebra reference sheet will include information on fractions, exponents, algebraic properties, the order of algebraic operations and the FOIL method of multiplying binomials.

Graph 4:30 PM on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Workshop 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The goal of the graph workshop is to share information on a graph reference sheet that should empower students with a resource to help answer common graphing questions. The graph reference sheet will include information on the Cartesian Coordinate System, linear equations in two variables, the slope of a straight line, axis intercepts of a straight line and reading data from a graph.

Word Problem 4:30 PM on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Workshop 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The goal of the word problem workshop is to share information on a word problem reference sheet that should empower students with a resource outlining strategies for approaching word problems. The word problem reference sheet will include information on general strategies that encourage students to extract relevant information, organize the information into patterns and work toward the successful completion of word problems.