Exploratory / Open Studies Workshops

Are you an Open Studies student? Attend the OS Basics and the Transition to Undergraduate Degree workshops in any order! See below for details. 

Are you undecided on your major or considering other degree options? Attend the How to Choose a Major workshop. It’s open to all current students! See below for details. 


Exploratory Workshops

Why attend a workshop?

Exploratory:

  • Discover a process for exploring your options 
  • Engage in self-reflection 
  • Use key tools to gather information 
  • Consider majors, minors, certificates 
  • Meet other undecided/exploring students  

 

Open Studies:

  • Navigate campus resources and supports 
  • Interpret OS regulations and registration tips 
  • Plan your transition to a degree program 
  • Understand the degree application process 
  • Meet other OS students 

 

 

Contact info

Deirdre Mooney
Academic Advisor, Exploratory Students
dmooney@ucalgary.ca

Karen Quinn
Academic Advisor, Exploratory Students
quinnk@ucalgary.ca

Daniel Birch
Academic Advisor, Prospective & Open Studies Students
daniel.birch@ucalgary.ca


Exploratory/Open Studies Workshops

Designed for any non-degree holding Open Studies student, this 60-minute introductory workshop builds confidence in planning and navigating the Open Studies' journey. The workshop comprehensively reviews Open Studies regulations, course registration processes, and on-campus supports and opportunities. Students will recognize the differences between Open Studies and undergraduate degree programs. Presented by Exploratory Advisors dedicated to supporting Open Studies students, this workshop will cover degree structure, prerequisites, transfer credit, and the drop/add/swap/withdrawal processes and deadlines. A campus resource package will be provided. Students are encouraged to ask questions in a conversational setting and to connect with the Open Studies community. The workshop aims to empower students to consider their goals and develop their Open Studies game plan.

Transition to Undergraduate Degree is another Open Studies workshop. Be sure to attend both!

Attend the How to Choose a Major workshop if you are unsure of your degree choices and want to learn how to explore your options

 

Upcoming Workshops

Offered weekly during the Fall semester. Click the button below to view the schedule and register today!

Are you in Open Studies and considering applying to an undergraduate degree program? This 60-minute workshop is designed to guide students through the admission evaluation process and to develop a personalized plan. Since Open Studies students have unique and diverse educational backgrounds that influence their admissibility to a degree program, the workshop aims to help students prepare effective applications. Using examples, students will analyze their academic history to create a plan to transition to undergraduate programs. Through this process, students will select realistic first and second degree program choices, and ensure they adhere to important requirements, timelines, and deadlines. Led by experienced Exploratory Advisors, the workshop provides the opportunity for students to ask questions and to start their Apply Alberta application.

Open Studies Basics is another Open Studies workshop. Be sure to attend both! 

Attend the How to Choose a Major workshop if you are unsure of your degree choices and want to learn how to explore your options. 

 

Upcoming Workshops

  1. Fall 2020

    Offered weekly during the Fall semester. Click the button below to view the schedule and register today!

  2. Winter 2021

    TBA

Need to declare a major or considering changing your current one? Many students change their major at least once during their studies - it’s more common than you may think.

Designed for any student exploring their options, this 90-minute workshop is a great place to start! The workshop introduces students to the concept of exploration and outlines a process for choosing a major. Led by Exploratory Advisors, the workshop explains the steps to reflect, gather information, evaluate options, and make decisions with the aim of building confidence in applying these skills to the major exploration journey. Since self-reflection is a foundational component of decision-making, students have the opportunity to complete self-assessments of their personal motivators, personality traits, interests and academics. To help students prioritize and determine their options, the workshop highlights key tools for gathering information about majors, minors and embedded certificates.  Students will leave feeling engaged in the major exploration process and be ready to move forward.

In Open Studies? Attend both the Open Studies Basics and Transition to Undergraduate Degree workshops as well!

View the How to Choose a Major Workbook.

 

Upcoming Workshops

  1. Fall 2020

    Offered weekly during the Fall semester. Click the button below to view the schedule and register today!