This department’s Committee of Advisor Counseling and Guidance consists of 10 committee members and 1 convener, and a re-organization of the committee will be conducted after each year’s list of advisors is finalized. On the other hand, the committee would organize meetings on a regular basis each semester, for the purpose of discussing matters such as the semester’s committee duties or current conditions of student counseling, as well as sharing recent experiences of advisor guidance. In regard to student activities, the committee is mainly in charge of the following types of events:
1. Freshman Counseling Sessions
A week prior to each academic year, a counseling session will be organized to invite DFLL professors to present on teaching philosophy, course selection guidelines, and course requirements of this department. Selected senior students will also appear to share their experiences of their studies at the department, as well as their participation of international exchange student programs. These events aim to prevent freshmen from encountering maladjustment with university studies and environment, and serve as our department’s warm, intimate welcome to all freshman students.
2. Psychological Counseling Speeches
To satisfy advisors’ needs for professional knowledge regarding student counseling, the committee seeks to invite counseling psychologists from NTU Student Counseling Center to offer speeches on common mental health problems among DFLL students and appropriate approaches to respective case. Moreover, the committee would organize an advisor meeting at the end of each academic year, providing a chance for all advisors to discuss their student counseling experiences or propose revisions on relevant policies of the university.
3. Distinguished Alumni Speeches
The committee seeks to invite distinguished alumni to share their personal experiences with current DFLL students, in order to elevate their faith in future prospects through the speakers’ pursuit of dreams and success in the society with knowledge gained from the department. For your reference, our past speakers include renowned author Tom Wang, former legislator Joanna Lei, entrepreneur Catherine Deng, etc.
4. Study-themed Lectures
The committee seeks to assist students for exploring their academic aptitude and future prospects by offering lectures related to matters on “studying abroad” and “further higher education.” Based on past experiences, these events generally attract 25 to 200 participators, and have proved to remain fairly popular among DFLL students, alumni, and students from other departments.
5. Career Seminars & Corporate Visits
In response to students’ consistent interests and concerns with employment issues, the department has been organizing career seminars on various professional fields regularly since the academic year of 2006. By inviting alumni of different vocational backgrounds to share their personal experiences, these events seek to enlighten students for their post-graduation career paths and educate them on required capabilities in workplaces. Moreover, students are allowed to take a peek at realistic working environments by signing up for the committee-organized corporate visits, where the participators get to pay visits to translation companies, publishing houses, and other workplaces, and explore different professional fields through the first-hand experiences.
6. Exchange Program-themed Lectures
In these events, the committee would invite the manager of NTU international exchange program to introduce the program’s application process, and have past DFLL exchange students share their foreign experiences. Since the university seeks to internationalize the students’ academic studies, the Office of International Affairs has strived to expand the quota of opened exchange student positions in recent years. Due to the university’s encouragement, students have shown great interests in these lectures and events, hence their increasing popularity and high attendance.