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December 5, 2012 | Issue 4 | Volume 9

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Tips for parents to support career exploration and preparation

Marquette University wants to empower students to set and achieve their post-graduate goals. The paths to reach those goals – be it a full-time job in a specific field, graduate or professional school, or post-graduate service/volunteer work – are unique to each student.

On campus, the Career Services Center, Business Career Center and Counseling Center offer a variety of programs and services to help students explore possible careers and develop plans to meet their goals. Success is achieved when students graduate from Marquette with the tools and knowledge necessary to identify how their skills, interests and values intersect with the needs of the world and lead to a purposeful and meaningful career.

It's never too early or too late to encourage students to think about post-graduation plans. No matter the major or interest, all students can benefit from a range of programs and services including: skills assessment, resume writing, job and internship planning, interview preparation, and networking opportunities.

The semester break is a good time for parents to ask students what their goals are and remind them of the services available. The following links provide some starting points and topics to consider:

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Mid-year Commencement, Dec. 16

Mid-year Commencement is Sunday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the U.S. Cellular Arena. Tickets are not needed, and family and friends are invited to attend. Graduation events will also include a Baccalaureate Mass at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Church of the Gesu.

'What I have Learned So Far:' Mary Oliver captivates Marquette

Venerated American poet Mary Oliver, who makes very few public appearances, was on campus to receive an honorary degree from Marquette in November. The ceremony began with a video of Marquette students reading her poem, What I Have Learned So Far, which was created for the inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

Free parking, Vacant House Watch and shuttles available for semester break

Students leaving their vehicles in Milwaukee during break can obtain free on-campus parking while they are gone. After their last exam, students can register their vehicle and obtain a parking pass in the Parking Services office, located in the Wells Street Parking Structure. For additional information, call (414) 288-6911.

Students living off-campus are also encouraged to register their properties with the Department of Public Safety for Vacant House Watch. Students must fill out the Vacant House Watch form and return it to the DPS office in Parking Structure 1 on 16th Street.

Public Safety is also providing shuttles to the Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus stations. Shuttles will run every hour, on the hour, Friday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., leaving from the DPS office in Parking Structure 1 on 16th Street. Starting at 5 p.m., students can request a ride to the Amtrak or bus terminal using the LIMO service, which runs until 3 a.m. LIMO service will also be available on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., to get students from the train and bus stations back to campus. LIMO requests are made by calling DPS at (414) 288-6363. No reservation or notice is needed for the hourly shuttle on Friday. Whether using the shuttle or LIMO service, students should plan ahead as departure and pick-up times cannot be guaranteed.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Parents Association basketball game, Feb. 16

Mark your calendar for this annual gathering with the Parents Association when the men's basketball team plays Pittsburg on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. A block of tickets has been reserved for Marquette parents and are available for $22 each on a first-come, first-served basis. You can purchase tickets online and see our recommendations for pre- and post-game dining. Tickets in the block will be mailed to you prior to the game. Please contact Molly Eldridge in University Advancement, (414) 288-4497, with questions or if you have special needs.


Local game-watching parties for Marquette vs. Wisconsin game, Dec. 8

Can't make it to Milwaukee for annual rivalry game or just looking for a place to cheer with other Marquette parents and supporters? Marquette fans are hosting nearly 40 game-watching parties in 21 states.


MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Special ticket offer for Dec. 15

All parents and family members of current Marquette students are invited to the Marquette men's basketball game played during fall semester move-out, Dec. 15. Tickets are available at the special group rate of $5 off regular single-game prices. The team takes on Savannah State at 1 p.m. When prompted for a special offer code, enter 'gomarquette.' If you have difficulty ordering tickets, call (414) 288-4668.

Soccer and volleyball teams have record years, basketball teams host in-state rivals

Three of Marquette's most prominent fall sports teams recorded record-setting seasons in 2012 with men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball combining for an overall record of 61-13-4 (.782) to place them atop the BIG EAST Conference.

Men's soccer recorded its best season tying a team record with 16 victories and made the program's second appearance in the NCAA soccer tournament after being ranked in the top-10 nationally for most of the season. The women's soccer team won their first BIG EAST tournament championship with a win over No. 13 Georgetown on Nov. 4 and advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament to finish the year 18-2-3 overall.

The women's volleyball team made a repeat appearance in the NCAA Championship and recorded 27 victories in the season, a program record since becoming a division one program. The team also made their first appearance in the BIG EAST tournament title match, which they hosted for the second year in a row at the Al McGuire Center.

Men's and women's basketball return home Saturday afternoon for a twin bill against a pair of in-state rivals. The women will take on UW-Green Bay at the Al McGuire Center at 2 p.m. before the men host Wisconsin at 5 p.m. at the Bradley Center.


IMPORTANT DATES 

Monday, Dec. 10 — Friday, Dec. 14:
Final exams

Saturday, Dec. 15:
Residence halls close, noon


Saturday, Dec. 15:
Mid-year Baccalaureate Mass


Sunday, Dec. 16:
Mid-year Commencement

Sunday, Jan. 13:
Residence halls open, 8 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 14:
Spring semester classes begin

Monday, Jan. 21:
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, classes excused

Saturday, Feb. 16:
Parents Association basketball game

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Mid-year Commencement, Dec. 16

'What I have Learned So Far:' Mary Oliver captivates Marquette

Free parking, Vacant House Watch and shuttles available for semester break

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Parents Association basketball game, Feb. 16

Local game-watching parties for Marquette vs. Wisconsin game, Dec. 8

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Special ticket offer for Dec. 15

Soccer and volleyball teams have record years, basketball teams host in-state rivals

IMPORTANT DATES

Final exams
Residence halls close
Mid-year Baccalaureate Mass
Mid-year Commencement
Residence halls open
Spring semester classes begin
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Parents Association basketball game