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Before Your Residency: Prepare to Network

Academic residencies provide you with opportunities to build your professional networks with Walden faculty, staff and students in attendance. We recommend you take advantage of the numerous opportunities to engage and be sure to exchange contact information for future support and connectivity.

 

Peer Colleagues

Students attending a residency will be listed in the Residency App two weeks prior to the residency start date. Click “Students” within the Residency App. Information to download the Residency App is found in your residency registration confirmation email.

 

Faculty and Support Staff

As part of your residency experience, you’ll have the opportunity to engage and network with Walden faculty and staff members who can support you along your academic journey as you develop as a scholar-practitioner and grow in your discipline of study. 

Faculty and staff members attending a residency will be listed in the Residency App two weeks prior to the residency start date. Click “Faculty & Staff” or “Faculty by Program” within the Residency App. Information to download the Residency App is found in your residency registration confirmation email.

Support Staff

Support Staff Available For

Walden Support Staff are available at select residencies as follows:

Academic Advising All residencies, skills labs, pre-practicum labs and BAYR
Center for Research Quality PhD, DrPH, DHA, DBA, DIT, EdD, DSW
Library PhD, DrPH, DHA, DBA, DIT, EdD, DSW
Writing Center PhD, DrPH, DHA, DBA, DIT, EdD, DSW

Policies & Procedures

All students attending the residency must comply with the policies and procedures in the Walden University Student Handbook.
 

Required Title IX Training

Prior to your Walden event, you will receive communication about Title IX/Clery Act training requiring your participation in online courses titled called “Sexual Assault Prevention” and “AlcoholEdu for College”. These online courses are a mandatory requirement for all students in programs with a field experience, intensive, pre-practicum, residency, skills lab, or other on-the-ground experience requirement, and must be completed prior to your attendance. Additionally, this online education will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that may affect you.

NOTE: If you have taken the Title IX/Clery courses within the last 12 months, you will not receive a link and do not have to complete the training again at this time.  These courses are required annually.

The courses are an important part of our compliance with Title IX and Clery Act regulations and will take approximately 2 hours to complete. For those of you who are not familiar with Title IX and the Clery Act, they are comprehensive federal laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and require certain safety and security policies to be put in place and data reported for federally funded institutions.

To fulfill Walden’s requirement, please refer to the Required Title IX Training button in your registration confirmation email.
 

Student Safety/Title IX

View Walden University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Student, Faculty, and Staff Reporting of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Discrimination, or Other Related Reports.

Residency Advising Appointments

You can reserve your advising appointment time(s) beginning 3 days prior to the first day of your face-to-face residency/skills lab/pre-practicum experience (Exceptions: EdD Advanced students attending virtual residencies).

Follow the instructions in your residency registration confirmation email to schedule your advising appointment(s) for the days/times you will be attending the residency/skills lab/pre-practicum experience. Appointment times are listed in the local time zone of the residency location. Advising meeting locations for face-to-face events will be posted in the Residency App.

Plan to get the most out of your advising appointments by bringing your plan of study, your resume/vita, your research and/or library questions, etc.

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See how to schedule advising appointments with faculty or staff for your upcoming residency.

Networking Tips

Follow these helpful tips to get the most out of the networking opportunities available during your academic residency:

  • Reserve a room at the Walden host hotel to save get the most out of your residency experience from convenient networking opportunities with the faculty, staff and other students in attendance.
  • Download the Residency App which is linked in your residency registration confirmation email approximately two weeks before the residency. The Residency App lists the faculty, staff and students who will be attending.
  • Make an effort to meet and interact with as many people as possible.
  • Schedule your advising appointments and plan to get the most out of your advising sessions. Be sure to schedule them in advance and bring your plan of study, your resume/vita, your research and/or library questions, etc.
  • Attend all residency sessions, ask questions, and engage in scholarly dialog.
  • Build your professional networks with students and faculty in attendance and exchange contact information for future support and connectivity.