Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

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Aug. 2: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Summer 15-Week Term
Aug. 13: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Summer 7-Week Term II

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FITNESS CENTER UPDATE

The Hawks' Nest Fitness Center in the Physical Education Center (PE Building) on the La Plata Campus will be reopening on July 15 after building renovations. As a reminder, current CSM students and employees can sign up to use the fitness center with a free membership! Also, keep an eye out for upcoming weekly fitness activities as a way to work out, stay active, and connect to your fellow Hawks. Visit the Fitness Center webpage to learn more and to sign up. Regular hours are Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
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Don’t Forget: Apply to Graduate!

DON’T FORGET: APPLY TO GRADUATE!

If you complete your program of study this summer, don’t forget to apply to graduate! The summer graduation application deadline is Aug. 1.
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TRANSFER SERVICES NEWS

TRANSFER THURSDAYS

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers to your questions, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the sessions you’re interested in at www.csmd.edu/TransferThursdays.

This week, July 18: Coastal Carolina University

Next week, July 25: Southern New Hampshire University and American Public University System

ON-CAMPUS ADMISSIONS VISITS

Meet on campus with admissions representatives from CSM’s transfer partners! Learn more about the institutions, their programs, and the transfer process.
July 17: University of Maryland College Park, Leonardtown and La Plata Campuses
July 18: University of Maryland College Park, Prince Frederick Campus
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MEET OUR FACULTY: BRIAN READ

Real Stories - Brian ReadThis week, HawkTalk features Engineering Instructor Brian Read:

“I was a student at CSM from 2003-2005. I wanted to return as an instructor to help train the next generation.”

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STUDENT RESOURCES

CSM COLLEGE SURVIVAL GUIDE

The College Survival Guide is a recurring feature that directs members of the CSM community to free resources and support for whatever challenges they may be facing. At CSM, no hawk has to fly alone. 

NEED HELP REGISTERING FOR CLASSES? Talk to an advisor! Reach out now and your academic advisor will help you map out and navigate the next step in your educational journey. Demand for advising peaks in August, so beat the rush and meet with an advisor now.

FIND YOUR NEXT OPPORTUNITY ON CSM'S COLLEGE CENTRAL NETWORK

Whether you’re looking for an on- or off-campus job, a paid internship, or a potential career path, College Central Network is the go-to career posting site for CSM students and alumni. Upload your current resume or create one using a template and start searching for the position that’s right for you. There’s also a video and print library on topics related to getting and keeping the job, such as salary negotiations, attending job and career fairs, and more!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

STOP THE DROP! DON’T GET DROPPED FROM YOUR CLASSES FOR NONPAYMENT

The payment due date for the Fall Semester 2024 is July 31, or upon registration if you register on or after Aug. 1. Need to pay your semester bill in monthly installments? Sign up for the CSM Payment Plan.
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STEM STUDENTS, GET UP TO $6,000 A YEAR WITH S-STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

Future STEM professionals can receive up to $6,000 a year to pay for college through CSM’s NSF S-STEM Scholarships, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The S-STEM program is now open to students taking seven (7) or more credits! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; don’t wait, apply today!
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