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Campus News
     
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
Current Issue: November 17, 2003
Volume 39, Number 9

Human Resources

Staff as Students program returns

By Susan A. Carkeek, Associate Vice President/
Director Human Resources

To celebrate the return of the Department of Human Resources Staff as Students Program, an event will be held in the SUB Santa Ana Room Wednesday, Dec. 3. from noon to 2 p.m.

It has been about a year since the program, a “one-stop shop” for staff interested in furthering their education, was offered and many staff have anxiously awaited its return.

Whether you are taking a course for professional development or to earn credit toward a degree, this is an opportunity to take advantage of your benefits as UNM staff.

What makes the event unique is that representatives from many different departments are on-hand to answer questions regarding education. Scheduled to participate is the Registrar’s office, Undergraduate Admissions, Continuing Education, Weekend & Evening Programs, Staff Services, Bursar’s Office and Office of Graduate Studies.

Academic advisors from the College of Arts and Sciences, University Studies, College of Education, Anderson Schools of Management, College of Engineering and others, will be available to answer questions about choosing a major, course requirements or prerequisites, or any other concerns.

Most importantly, Staff as Students is not just for first time students. Returning students can benefit as well. If you are currently enrolled at UNM, you can register for classes during this event. This affords an opportunity to have first choice of next semester’s offerings. Information on correspondence courses and CLEP testing will be available. Attendees can also get help with UNM’s tuition remission program and speak with financial aid advisors.

Not interested in pursuing an academic degree? Continuing Education representatives will be available to talk about certificate programs, computer classes and personal enrichment courses. TVI will also be present to assist staff who might be interested in vocational or trade programs and adult education.

For those in need of career advisement, Helen Trujillo, our new staff career development specialist in the Staff Services Offices at the HR Service Center, will assist. Helen is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University. She joined our staff this past September. Previously she worked for the New Mexico Department of Human Services as well as Career Works.

I hope that many of you take advantage of the numerous opportunities available to you at the Staff as Students event.