Check the Student Life website for 2017-2018 housing selection and other pertinent dates.
More Positive Body Image
Concerns around body image, fitting in, and being liked are normal, but can sometimes be destructive as one tries to fit in at college. These concerns are often fueled by images of beauty from mainstream media, which are often narrow in the representation of diverse bodies. As our media world becomes more filtered, we are given fewer opportunities to reflect on how beauty and body-ideals are a social construct. At Loyola, the Counseling Center aims to help its students think critically about what messages they receive about their bodies. To do this, the Counseling Center, with the support of many Loyola students, will release five magazine covers featuring a diverse group of Loyola students with body-positive messages. Each magazine cover focuses on a variety of body pride messages such as: health, gender expression, size, ability, complexion, and style. These magazine covers will highlight the beauty in every body and encourage students to speak more openly about their experience with body image.
Sometimes, simply finding ways to look more positively and realistically at one’s body, along with developing a healthier lifestyle, can move one toward a more positive body image. This approach can include steps like the following:
- Take time every day to appreciate all that your body can do, from walking to breathing, laughing to digesting—even the ability to sit upright can be seen as a miracle.
- Keep a list of things you like about yourself—things that are not related to your appearance. Read your list often, and add to it as you become aware of more things you like about yourself.
- Surround yourself with positive people. It is easier to feel good about yourself and your body when you are around others who are supportive and who recognize the importance of liking yourself just as you naturally are.
- Do something to help others. Sometimes reaching out to other people can help you feel better about yourself and can make a positive change in our world.
These and many other helpful tips and resources are available through the Loyola Counseling Center’s website, at www.loyola.edu/counselingcenter.
Some students, though, will need additional help to feel better about themselves. Every year hundreds of students make use of Loyola’s Counseling Center to work toward such goals. The Counseling Center is staffed by highly trained professionals who enjoy working with students. Counseling might include individual and/or group treatment, and can be very effective. In addition, counselors aim to help students feel more in control of their lives, generally, and to find better ways to cope with whatever difficulties might arise as they move through college, and beyond.
To make an appointment at the Counseling Center, students can call 410-617-5109, or simply stop by the Center, located in Humanities 150—up the spiral stairs directly across from Starbucks. The Counseling Center is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Success Across Sectors: The Skills that Matter
This event is part of “Building A Better World Through Business” week at Loyola and taking place on the evening of March 28th to showcase the importance of critical professional skills regardless of sector. It will include a panel of all Loyola alumni representing for-profit and nonprofit organizations who will speak with students about how data-driven decision-making, focus on the client, and communication skills have served them in their careers. Alumni panelists come from diverse professional settings including: Mission Partners, Inovalon, United Way of Central MD, McCormick, Urban Alliance, United Healthcare, and Living Classrooms. The presentation will be followed by a networking reception for students to learn about the career paths of our attending alumni. Learn more and register at www.loyola.edu/better-business.
Weekly Resume Development Workshops
The Career Center will now offer weekly Resume Development Workshops on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. beginning February 22 in the Career Center resource library. The workshops will be facilitated by Loyola Career Ambassadors, a group of para-professionals trained to help with the career planning process. The workshop will cover how to create an effective first resume from the beginning stages. A resume is not required to attend the workshop, but students can bring one to edit if they have one. Students will leave with a completed first draft and useful tips regarding building out resume components as their experience grows.
Spring Career Fair
Loyola will hold our Spring Career Fair April 5, 2017, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Employers from a wide range of industries will be attending, offering full-time and part-time employment as well as internships. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to engage with employers. All class years are welcome to attend. Even if students are not actively seeking a position, we encourage them to attend and practice their informational interviewing skills. As the event gets closer, a list of employers attending will be available to students so they can prepare.
Summer Course Registration:
Undergraduates may use WebAdvisor to register for Summer 2017 courses after contacting the Academic Advising and Support Center (AASC). Below are the registration dates for each session.
Summer Session 1: Feb. 27, 2017, 9 a.m. - May 23, 2017, 5 p.m.
Summer Session II: Feb. 27, 2017, 9 a.m. - July 10, 2017, 5 p.m.
Summer Alternate Session: Feb. 27, 2017, 9 a.m. - May 23, 2017, 5 p.m.
You may register on WebAdvisor up to 5 days prior to the course's start date. For further instructions on registering, students should visit the Records website.