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Online Mountaineer: Inside the Online Classroom

Welcome to ORM!

March 16, 2021


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Listen every Monday from March 15 – May 3rd to discover WVU’s Maymester, summer, winter and online opportunities. We’ll talk registration, resources, courses and benefits, and have some fun along the way, so get ready to laugh and learn with us as we drop a pin on the locations we’re about to discover. Let’s go!


Episode 1: Down and Dirty With Davis

This stop has us getting Down and Dirty with Davis College. Davis College operates one of the largest certified organic University farms in the United States. Tune in as Dr. Lulu explains more about the college, Maymester course options, and what to expect as a student. She even shares some of her favorite travel destinations. This is a fun episode!

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Episode 2: The Road to Research with Library

Shhhh! This stop is a bit quieter. Kelly Diamond joins us to talk all things library-related. We’ll explore library services and we’ll also chat a bit about ULIB 101, which is a course that the library offers during Maymester. Kelly will also share some noteworthy tips for reaching a librarian when you need one.

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Episode 3: Begin Your Academic Adventure with Advising

This is an episode you won’t want to miss! Get the 411 on advising from CLASS’s Director of Advising and Recruitment, Freddy McDonald. Freddy provides direction on reaching your advisor, advising hours during Maymester/Summer terms, how to plan your schedules, and what to do if you can’t reach your advisor. Think of this episode as your guided tour through advising.

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Episode 4: Employment ETA with Career Services

Speed up your employment ETA with Career Services! Submit your resume, set up an appointment with Career Service Counselors, and connect with others in your industry using Handshake. David Durham reviews all of this and much more! This week, get a better handle on your employment ETA!

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Episode 5: Hello Hub!

Next stop, Student Financial Services with George Yanchak! George gives us a guided tour through paying your bill, contacting the HUB, important dates and deadlines, and best practices for setting up your Maymester and Summer financial aid with WVU. The journey through Student Financial Aid can feel like a long and winding drive through the country roads of West Virginia. George is here to help navigate us through the twists and turns. Lead the way, George!

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Episode 6: Find Your “Pass”ion with CPASS

On this week’s episode of ORM, Dana Voelker will explore CPASS courses offered during our Maymester and summer terms. She’ll also share some great travel advice about climbing the Alps in Switzerland, and how taking a summer or Maymester course online can pique your travel interests.

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Episode 7: Navigating Detours with Student Support Services

This week on ORM, Tammy Bishoff discusses the student support services available during both Maymester and summer term. Hazards and roadblocks are a normal part of the journey; but Tammy has the best tips on how to re-route when you see a slow down or delay approaching. This episode is packed full of resources to help our summer students speed through the process!

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Episode 8: Obtain Your Ticket To Boldly Achieve With Help From The LEC

There’s nothing like having a few friends join you on the last leg of a road trip! LEC Coaches, Ian, Kelly, and Gary share some valuable summer trip tips, summer course options, and general WVU application advice. Though it may be our last episode of ORM until the fall, this could be the beginning of your online journey. Here’s your ticket to boldly achieve with help from the LEC!

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