Loyola University Maryland

Parents Newsletter

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The Study:

The Study, located on the third floor of Jenkins Hall, is home to an expansive network of programs to provide academic support for Loyola’s undergraduate students. While athletes do complete their study hall hours in The Study, it is open to all undergraduate students. In addition to academic success workshops, The Study offers free organization and time management coaching. While many first-year students are challenged to develop time management skills as they transition to college, students of all class years can access this resource and benefit from developing time management strategies, avoiding procrastination, and implementing organization techniques.

All of the services at The Study are free, including tutoring. Tutoring in college is very different than tutoring in high school. Students often incorrectly associate tutoring with a negative connotation, but tutoring in college is focused on building a mentoring relationship in addition to increasing content knowledge. All tutors at The Study are trained and certified through a national certification body to insure the quality of service. The Study currently employs approximately 150 peer tutors, along with graduate students serving as tutors and professional tutors.

Parents are welcome to contact The Study with questions, and The Study’s website provides a detailed overview of their services. Students should make their own appointments for tutoring or services.

The Writing Center:

The Writing Center, located in Maryland Hall 057, serves Loyola undergraduates and works with writers in any stage of their writing process. Their free services include face-to-face, individualized consultations and tutoring, along with workshops presented throughout the year. The Writing Center is also open for students who are seeking a place to write-they are welcome to visit and don’t need an appointment to drop by and spend time writing. There is a misconception that The Writing Center only provides editing, but The Writing Center actually supports students through all phases of the writing process, including thesis development, working with prompts, getting started, constructing an outline, and revisions and editing. The Writing Center is staffed by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

The tutors at The Writing Center are well trained and participate in extensive professional development, including presenting at conferences and writing for publication. Tutors work to help students develop their writing skills, not just fix one particular issue.

Students can sign up for tutoring on-line or email The Writing Center at LWC@loyola.edu

The Career Center:

Upcoming Regional Career Networking Nights

The Career Center and the Office of Alumni Relations are pleased to announce dates for our regional career networking nights. These events over winter break will feature alumni guest speakers on professional success and networking for current students and Loyola alumni. Parents are also welcome to join us if they would like to serve as career networking resources to other students or young alumni in attendance.

 Save the date for each of the following cities. More details about registration will be announced soon!

Wednesday 1/3, Washington, DC

Thursday 1/4, New York

Tuesday 1/9, Philadelphia

Wednesday 1/10, Boston

Handshake: Loyola’s new platform for jobs and internships, career events and appointments

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Handshake, a recruiting platform that is utilized by over 400 higher education institutions and 200,000 employers.   All undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, can access this platform and search for job and internship opportunities.  This is also the system where students can register for career-related events and make 1-1 appointments with our Career Center team. 44% of current students have already created their profiles in the system! Please encourage your student, regardless of class year, to visit https://loyola.joinhandshake.com/ to get started.  They are also welcome to visit The Loyola Career Center for more information.

You might be wondering how parents can get involved.  Is your organization hiring?  Would you like to see your company actively recruiting Loyola students & alumni? By encouraging your company to enroll in Handshake, they can select Loyola as one of the schools that they target for recruiting! Getting started is an easy as clicking this link: https://loyola.joinhandshake.com/.

Loyola Connect powered by PeopleGrove

More than ever before, career success is defined not only by what you know, but who you know. And that success is not just about landing a job – it’s about leveraging a network of supporters to help you learn about the possibilities and define a career path that fits who you are and what you want. Loyola Connect is our University’s central hub for students, alumni, parents, and friends of Loyola to find each other and reach out for brief career conversations or long-term mentorship. Check out the Loyola Connect promotional video to learn more. Sign up today to support Loyola students in their career journeys, and join the Parents group to share insights and information with fellow mentors!

Much more on the way

Be sure to follow the Career Center on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on upcoming events. A live stream of all upcoming events is always available on our website’s Events page.

Intramural Sports:

Intramural sports are a great option for students who are drawn to competition, have played sports before, or just want to get out and have fun with other students. The intramural sports program is one of the largest and most popular activities on campus. Sport offerings throughout the year range from flag football and basketball to table tennis and badminton—ensuring each student can find an outlet that fits their interests. Students do not need to be a star athlete to participate! They can play for fun and experience the action and teamwork of intramural sports. Check out our offerings at http://www.loyola.edu/department/recreational-sports/programs/intramural.