Generating recommendations and tips to
guarantee a successful college career
UMUC Tip Outlet
By: Tabatha Blandford
December 8, 2013
Making these the best years of your life
Introducing the UMUC Tip
Upperclassmen helping Freshmen succeed
UMUC On-Campus Tip Outlet
The UMUC On-Campus Tip Outlet
will provide freshmen with advice on
anything they need to know.
• Tips include things like where to
go to eat, who throws the best
parties, where to study, what
professors to take, etc.
The Tip Outlet will require support
from the parents of incoming
freshmen and Alumni in order to
facilitate the staffing and creation of
the tip outlet on campus.
Instead of going to a career advisor
or a counselor to find advice, you
can seek recommendations from
students who have already been
there done that.
UMUC On-Campus Tip Outlet
33% of students drop out of college
40% of students will never get a degree
In a survey, 75% of respondents agreed that freshmen would benefit from
a tip outlet that would help them navigate through the first year college
These statistics are precisely why
a University Tip Outlet is needed
to ensure the success of our
Most freshmen are either the
first of their family to attend
college or have never left the
They are inexperienced and most
are not used to having to survive
on their own.
The University Tip Outlet will work
with students in order to decrease
the number of drop-outs and
students not graduating.
They will not only gain advice on
how to survive in the classroom
but how to survive socially as well.
The importance of tips and how they contribute to your success
UMUC Mission Statement
“The mission of University of Maryland University
College is to offer top-quality educational
to adult students in Maryland, the nation, and the
world, setting the global standard of excellence in
education By offering academic programs that are
respected, affordable and accessible technologically
through a variety of face-to-face formats, UMUC
broadens the range of career opportunities available
students, improves their lives, and maximizes their
economic and intellectual contributions to
the nation, and the world.”
Creating the UMUC Tip Outlet
It is important to incorporate the mission of University of Maryland University College
when creating the Universities Tip Outlet.
With the mission in mind we can not only meet our own goals but also the goals of the
University as well.
The tip outlet will be formed by a team of four UMUC seniors who will gather advice that
will answer the questions of college freshmen.
Because the questions and responses will be varied it is important to have a diverse team
that can attempt to cover all aspects of campus life
We want to offer advice students can trust, and what better way then to receive
recommendations from their peers who have already gone through what they are
currently going through.
The tip outlet representative is the Director of Student Organizations Dr. Terres who has
been organizing and supporting student organizations and activities for the last 10 years.
The Tip Outlet will cost roughly $3,000 to create, this includes finding the staffing, a
facility, and marketing to the community in order to create awareness.
• When creating the logo, I wanted to incorporate everything the UMUC Tip Outlet
• It is about the importance of easing the minds of parents who send their children
off to college. They want to know that their kids will have succeed and survive
• It is about the importance of preserving the memories of the alumni and those who
were there before them. By capturing the history of college life they will be able to
share insight on what life was like when they were on campus.
• It is about the importance of guiding and advising college freshmen through the
best way we know how, word of mouth.
The UMUC Tip Outlet will be located at the
main office on:
3501 University Blvd E, Adelphi, MD 20783
If you have an questions or would like to
seek advice via telephone you can call:
The Tip Outlet will be accessible January
It takes just $30, from 100 parents and
alumni to create the UMUC Tip Outlet.
If you donate to the Tip Outlet your name
will be engraved in the tile outside of the
When students walk up to the tip outlet
door they will be able to see who helped
make this all possible.
Preserving History, Easing Minds, Providing Advice
Social Learning Theory
» The Social Learning theory states that “personal factors, such as beliefs, expectations,
attitudes and knowledge [cognitive] plus environmental factors, such as resources,
consequences of actions, physical setting [behavioral] plus behaviors, such as
individual actions, choices, and verbal statements influence learning and motivation.”
» This correlates with the need for a University Tip Outlet because personal,
environmental, and behavioral factors all influence how a freshmen's first year of
college will be.
» In different settings whether it be work, family, or with our friends we determine how
we behave in certain situations based on our personal beliefs, values, and
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