Career Center offers study space for students in Flanner Hall
Carly Landon | Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Career Center’s Interview Center at Flanner Hall will be available for students to use for study space, Sunday through Wednesday, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m, Career Center Coordinator of Office Services Mary Fisher said.
Last fall, President of Student Affairs Fr. Mark Poorman became aware of a lack of study space available to students. He asked the Career Center if they would be willing to loan space so students could have more options for studying.
“The Interview Center is great for studying because it is nice and quiet, and unlike many other locations students use for studying on campus, students can have their own private rooms,” Fisher said, “We also a room catering to group study.”
Though the library has study rooms, their numbers are very limited and often it is hard to find a quiet space conducive to work. The Career Center not only has a variety of rooms available, but they also take reservations in advance, in addition to walk-ins.
“Usually not that many people take advantage of what is available here, maybe because it is so far from the residence halls,” Sophomore Zhe Yang said. “However, it is a great atmosphere for studying, especially since study rooms in dorms easily get noisy and turn into social spots.”
Fisher said the study rooms tend to fill up as midterms and finals approach.
“We are definitely more crowded around midterms and finals. That’s the general trend for most study locations on campus so most students wait until those weeks to call for reservations,” Fisher said.
This is the second semester the Career Center has given this opportunity to students, and though turnout has been reasonable, they hope to attract more students by increasing awareness among the student body.
“We especially see a lot of students that live close by, so the Mod Quad dorms are heavily represented,” Fisher said. “But students from all areas on campus are invited.”
Space is available four days a week, with student monitors available for any needs students might have. Also students may make reservations up to seven days in advance, by calling Consuela Howell at 574-631-9915.