Student Success Workshops

Student Success Workshops are presentations on academic and life skills that help improve students' college careers. These workshops are facilitated by Peer Mentors and are open to all SJSU students. Come meet other students to share ideas and
learn about college success strategies and resources.

Workshop Title


Date, Time & Location

Peer Mentor Secrets

Our Peer Connections mentors know their way around campus and are ready to share their tips for college success! Come hear mentors share their secrets to assist you in progressing through your college career.

September 10th
SSC 603

Time Management

From the classroom to the workplace, college students face the pressure of many deadlines and responsibilities. This time management workshop focuses on how you can manage your time and multiple priorities. Even when everything seems to be a priority, you will learn effective strategies for how to stay focused, track and accomplish tasks, be productive each day, and also find time to relax. We all have the same amount of time each day; the way we manage this time determines our success.

September 23rd
SSC 603

Smart Spartan Spending

Peer Mentors will share their strategies to effectively manage and limit spending, encouraging you to be more aware of your spending and budgeting.

October 8th
SSC 603

Study Strategies

Build better study habits in college! Mentors share their tips and techniques to assist you in studying smarter, not harder.

October 21st
SSC 601

Working in Groups

Having a hard time with group projects? Want to work more effectively in a group setting? Peer Mentors will discuss the characteristics of working in groups and offer strategies to overcome those obstacles.

November 5th
SSC 603

Let's Manage That Stress!

Feeling overwhelmed by classes, work, and everything else you have on your plate? We will be discussing stress from the point of view of our physiological response structure, and how it differs from other species. This understanding will encourage you to look at stress differently and realize why it is extremely damaging. Through an interactive discussion of symptoms of stress, we will draw a bridge that takes you from "stressed" to "relaxed".

November 18
SSC 603

Test Taking Tips

Learn more about test taking in college and get tips and techniques to improve your test taking success.

December 3rd
SSC 601


How do I sign up for these workshops?

You can register for our workshops on Even if you do not register in advance, you may be able to attend - just come to the room at the scheduled time and see if there are seats available!

What if I can't make the time of the workshop?

If you are unable to attend a particular workshop but would like more information on the workshop's content, please contact a Peer Mentor and let them know of your interest.  It is possible that the Peer Mentor could go over some of the skills with you individually.

What if I am going to be late to or have to leave early from a workshop?

We ask that you do not arrive late or leave early, as it can be disruptive to the workshop and is a distraction both to presenters and the other students attending.

How do I prove that I attended a workshop?

Some classes or organizations may require that you attend a particular workshop.  We will work with you to provide that proof.  Often we can sign the page of notes that you took.  If this is not sufficient, we may be able to email your professor, advisor, coach, etc. that you attended our workshop.

What if I want information on something that's not listed above?

We are always looking for more workshop topics.  If you have something in mind, please see a Peer Mentor.

How are these workshops different from other workshops across campus?

Our Student Success workshops are facilitated by Peer Mentors, who bring a student perspective to each topic.