As a brand new iSchool student, the Advising site on our Canvas course management system is one of the best resources to utilize now and throughout your graduate school experience. The site can help you answer questions about course workload, enrollment procedures, and career planning. It also provides links to student groups, drop boxes for iSchool forms like scholarships and Candidacy forms, and so, so much more.
I have admittedly (while cringing in embarrassment) ignored this site while sifting through my class. Don’t make the same mistake I made! Check it out as soon as you have access to Canvas. When I finally opened up the Advising site, I was delighted to find a wealth of information about how to go about planning my coursework to fit my career goals. I’m now really motivated to go through all the information on the site and join student group discussion threads, follow links and look into professional organizations, and start planning for my e-portfolio.