Wednesday, April 01

Brookdale Newsroom

Pick a Card, and Your Classes

For the first time, Brookdale academic advisors have joined with the Office of Student Life and Activities to make students’ lives just a little bit easier heading into the spring semester.

From Jan. 11 through 14, students waiting to see an advisor in the CAR Building will be offered a range of “Daytime Diversions” to help them pass the time until their appointment.

The new initiative kicked off on Monday with a visit from professional tarot card reader Robin Elizabeth, who helped students gaze into their future before they sat down to pick their next set of classes, apply for graduation, or discuss transferring to a four-year university.

While a tarot reading may not be as reliable as a Brookdale advisor or counselor, it does provide an entertaining break for students during one of the busiest advising periods of the year, said Brookdale counseling professor Cathleen Goode.

“There is always a large demand for advising just prior to the start of each semester,” said Goode, explaining that advisors in Lincroft can see upwards of 200 students per day during peak periods in January and late summer.

“At those times a wait is going to be unavoidable, but we wanted to give students something fun and engaging to do while they wait. So this week they can have their fortunes told, have their picture drawn or simply relax with some refreshments.”

The Daytime Diversions program will continue on Jan. 12 with free cookies, followed on Jan. 13 with a visit from a professional caricaturist. The program concludes with on Jan. 14 with free ice cream.

Learn more about academic advising, counseling, and other Brookdale services by visiting the One-Stop Student Services webpage. Check out the Student Life and Activities calendar to keep up with everything going on at Brookdale.