Advising Updates

UNL Meteorology-Climatology
UNL Meteorology-Climatology

Hello Meteorology-Climatology Majors,

I hope that this final exam week has started well for you and that your study plan for exams has been working out. This is the time of year for last minute questions about your current classes and grades and their impact for next semester. I would be happy to help with anything, and I would strongly encourage anyone who has not enrolled in classes for the Spring 2023 semester yet to do so as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, and you can find my availability after finals week below.

After your final exams have wrapped up this week, I would highly recommend that you spend some time reflecting on your experiences and learning from the Fall 2022 semester before you dive into your break and your Spring 2023 semester classes. Here are some questions that might help with your reflection:

1. What worked well about the days and times for your fall classes? What could you change about your spring classes that would make the days and times work better?

2. What worked well about your study habits during the fall semester? What could you change about your study habits that would improve your spring semester? Do you know how to change your study habits?

3. What knowledge and skills did you learn in your fall classes that you will use next semester or in the future? Is there a particular thing or skill that you would like to learn more about or to practice further?

4. Did your experiences for the fall semester impact your plans for the spring, summer, and/or fall of next year? Have you made decisions about your plans and taken action to make those plans happen?

5. Is there anything that you accomplished this semester that you are particularly proud of? Should this accomplishment be added to a résumé or curriculum vitae?

6. Is there anything that you have not done yet that you really want to do next semester? If so, what would that be? Do you know what the next step to doing it would be?

7. What questions do you have that you do not know the answer to? Are there resources available to find the answers? If you do not know where to find the answer, do you know who you can contact or connect with to get the answer?

These are just questions to get you started. A lot can be learned through self-reflection, so be should write down anything that comes to mind that could be important. Additionally, remember that I am available and interested in your academic, professional, and personal success, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about anything.

College of Arts and Sciences Experiential Learning Courses
Are you planning on participating in a research or internship experience this spring? If so, get your experience documented on your transcript by enrolling in the College of Arts and Sciences Research or Internship course. Research and Internship courses can help you: Get the most out of your experience, properly add it to your professional documents for future applications, and even fulfill an experiential learning requirement. These courses are online, asynchronous, and have credited or 0-credit (free) options. To get started, email the CAS Career Coaches at so they help you get enrolled.

Experiential Learning Survey
Have you had an internship/co-op, volunteer, research, or career-related experience this summer or fall? UNL wants to hear about it! Sharing your experience takes less than 3 minutes and the info you provide helps other students learn about opportunities, impacts UNL's accreditation and academic rankings, and influences the future value of the degree you're working hard for now. Share your experience here:

No Drop-in Advising
I will not have drop-in advising for the remainder of the Fall 2022 semester, which includes the following dates: Friday, December 16th; Monday, December 19th; or Friday, December 23rd. On Friday, December 16th, I will be volunteering as a marshal at Graduate Commencement. On Monday, December 19th, the College of Arts and Sciences has chosen not to host drop-in advising. The University will be on winter shutdown starting Friday, December 23rd. I will still have advising appointments on Monday, December 19th during my normal drop-in advising time.

During the break between the end of the Fall 2022 semester on Friday, December 16th and the start of the full Spring 2023 semester session on Monday, January 23rd, I will be available for advising meetings every weekday from Monday, December 19th to Wednesday, December 21st and from Thursday, January 5th to Friday, January 20th. Additionally, the University will be shutdown from Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd. I don't have a set date in January yet for when drop-in advising will resume.

Best wishes, Doug

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