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Before Your Event: Prepare to Network

Overview

Academic residencies and labs provide you with opportunities to build your professional networks with Walden faculty, staff and students. 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 face-to-face event will be listed in the Event App two weeks prior to the start date. Click “Students” within the Event App. Information to download the Event App is found in your registration confirmation email and event website.

 

Faculty and Support Staff

As part of your residency/ab experience, you’ll 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 will be listed in the face-to-face Event App two weeks prior to the event start date. Click “Faculty & Staff” or “Faculty by Program” within the Event App. Information to download the Event App is found in your registration confirmation email and event website.

Support Staff

Support Staff Available For

Walden Support Staff are dedicated to support select events as follows:

Student Success Advising All residencies, skills labs, pre-practicum labs and BAYR
Office of Research and Doctoral Services 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.
 

Student Safety/Title IX

Walden is fully committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment and academic community for all students, faculty, and staff. Click here to view Walden University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Student, Faculty, and Staff Reporting of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Discrimination, or Other Related Reports.

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

Advising Appointments

Advising appointment requirements for residencies, labs and intensives vary by program and are listed in the Blackboard classroom.

Follow the instructions in your registration confirmation email and event website to schedule your advising appointment(s) for the days/times you will be attending the event.

  • Face-to-face events: Appointment times are listed in the local time zone of the event location. Advising meeting locations for face-to-face events will be posted in the Event App.
  • Virtual events: Appointment times are listed in Central Time (CT).

In most cases, you can reserve your advising appointment time(s) beginning 2 or 3 days prior to the first day of the event.

Advising Tips

  • Step-by-step advising appointment instructions are available here.
  • 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.
  • Pay close attention to the time zone for your virtual event.
    • Refer to the World Clock and note the time differences for your personal time zone to make sure you do not miss your appointment(s).
  • Make sure you schedule appointments at least one hour or more before the intended advising appointment time since instructors may be teaching other sessions prior to their advising appointments.​
  • Cancel appointments you do not need so others can schedule during that time.​

 

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.