In response to student requests for a more centralized, accessible space for academic and career advising, community building, and well-being events, the CALS Office of Student Services and Mann Library collaborated to create the CALSZone, a new CALS student community space housed in Mann Library Room 112, off the lobby. After a soft launch in February of this year, the space officially opened with a grand opening celebration on March 9.
Students looking for support will find a wide-range of advising services in the CALSZone. From global experiences, to academic guidance and tutoring, to registrar advising (including degree progress and graduation requirement reviews ), to career advising. If you have a question about academic policies, want to learn more about studying abroad, need tutoring help, or just want someone to look over your resume before that big interview, you’ll be able to find answers in the CALSZone!
Current weekly programming in the CALSZone includes:
- Career Office Hours, Mondays 11am to 1pm Ask a career advisor any and all career questions, from interviewing and networking prep to cover letter advice!
- Career Study Hall, Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30pm Join CALS Career Development for weekly working sessions to make progress on internship applications, grad school prep, or other career topics.
- Transfer Tuesdays, Tuesdays 4:30 to 6pm Hosted by Callan Robinson, Transfer Student Success Navigator with the CALS Student Success Navigator Program, these fun, low-pressure gatherings provide opportunities for transfer students to get support as well as to share their experiences with one another over beverages, snacks, and games.
The CALSZone will also offer coffee, tea, and snacks a few times per week, thanks to a partnership with Cornell Dining. Group meeting spaces and individual study spots are available for student use. To help alleviate student stress, wellness activities will be hosted in the space in addition to academic and career advising services. The space remains open 24/7 for group and individual study, as well as contactless pick-up, book returns, and printing services.
There are more programming and events planned for the CALSZone, including Alumni Career Chats and Employer Meet & Greets, so stay tuned and check the space often for information on upcoming programs!