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

Description

Date, Time & Location

The Balancing Act of Time Management

As college students, we are expected to juggle classes, dedicate time to studying, go to work, and also have fun in our everyday lives. This workshop essentially guides students to perfect the art of balancing time, and how to overcome the pressure of being a college student. We all have the same amount of time each day; the way we manage the time given to us determines our success.

September 6th
1:30-2:30pm
SSC 602

Things You Should Know About Online Learning

When it comes to online classes, many students do not understand the many challenges that it poses. Different strategies come into play for students to overcome academic and personal challenges related to online learning. This workshop discusses action plans for students to carry out in order to achieve short-term and long-term success.

September 8th
3-4pm
SSC 602

Involve to Revolve: Your Life Around Campus

Join us in this workshop as we provide students reasons why it is vital for active involvement during their college life. This workshop also discusses the various ways of how to get involved on campus here in San Jose State University.

September 13th
12-1 pm
SSC 602

College Student Survival Kit: Study Smarter, Not Harder

Good study habits are the right habits to keep as college students. Come to this workshop to learn more about the best way you should be studying for your classes. Mentors will also share their individual tips and techniques on how they study for their classes.

September 21st
12-1pm
SSC 602

Scholar for The Dollar: Applying for Scholarships

 

Come and join us in this workshop that presents a step-by-step master plan on how to apply for scholarships. You will learn tips and tricks that can potentially assist you in receiving a scholarship. A list of scholarships and resources will be provided at the end of the workshop.

September 27th
1:30-2:30pm
SSC 602

#CollegeGoals: Goal Setting

 

Goal setting is a powerful tool for thinking about your ideal future, and motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. In this workshop, we will look at what goal setting looks like as a college student. Furthermore, we will analyze the different types of goals, and tips on how to apply the S.M.A.R.T. goal technique.

October 5th
3-4pm
SSC 602

Suppress the Stress: Stress Management

 

There is no doubt that college students have a lot on their plate; classes, working, and social life. You will learn how stress looks like for yourself in various ways in this workshop. With a better understanding of your own stress, it will encourage you to look at stress differently. From here, you will be able to cope and take control of your own stress. We will guide you to draw your own bridge between ‘stressed’ and ‘relaxed.’

October 13th
1:30-2:30pm
SSC 602

Speak at Your Peak: Public Speaking

 

Nervous about an upcoming presentation for a class? Need tips on how to blow the whole class away with your speech? Do you need a safe, yet constructive environment to practice your presentation? Well, you will be able to do all this in our public speaking crash course. This workshop will go over how to create a flowing structure, productively use your anxiety, and apply techniques to effectively engage your audience.

October 17th
12-1pm
SSC 602

The Balancing Act of Time Management

As college students, we are expected to juggle classes, dedicate time to studying, go to work, and also have fun in our everyday lives. This workshop essentially guides students to perfect the art of balancing time, and how to overcome the pressure of being a college student. We all have the same amount of time each day; the way we manage the time given to us determines our success.

October 25th
4-5pm
SSC 602

There is no ‘I’ in ‘Team’: Working in Groups

 

 

The truth is, most college students despise working in groups, and groan at the word “group project.” However, it is a skill to learn how to efficiently work in groups because most jobs require us to work with other people. In this workshop, you will recognize the benefits to productively working with a group, while learning strategies on how to work as a team to achieve everybody’s end goal. 

November 1st
3-4pm
SSC 602

Shifting to Thrifting: Budgeting

 
 

Being away from home and living independently means learning how to manage your finances efficiently. The transition is not easy, but San Jose State University offers resources to help you achieve this new skill set. Come and learn how to navigate these resources and make the most out of your money. 

November 9th
1:30-2:30pm
SSC 602

College Student Survival Kit: Study Smarter, Not Harder

Good study habits are the right habits to keep as college students. Come to this workshop to learn more about the best way you should be studying for your classes. Mentors will also share their individual tips and techniques on how they study for their classes. 

November 17th
3-4pm
SSC 602

Spartan Campus Safety

 
 

Learn what it means to be safe and be aware in this workshop. There is a discussion on how to ensure both you and other college students are safe in San Jose State University. Furthermore, this workshop provides you with the resources and strategies on how to go about suspicious activities on campus. 

November 21st
3-4pm
SSC 602

The Final Run: Finals Prep

 
 

Preparing for finals is the final crucial run you would need to make in order for your semester to be a success. In this workshop, we focus on how to expand your finals’ study plan, and divert your attention on class material instead of the anxiety of this last push. Also, you will learn tips and tricks on effective study strategies, ways to efficiently use your time, and how to take a test.

December 8th
12-1pm
SSC 602

 

How do I sign up for these workshops?

Our student success workshops do not require advanced sign-ups and are first-come, first-serve. Just come to the room at the scheduled time and see if there are seats available! Note that space is limited to 20-25 attendees maximum.

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.  However, we do encourage you to also check out the other workshops as there are an amazing variety of topics that range from health and wellness, diversity and social justice, to major and career development.  Student Involvement has compiled an online list of Co-Curricular Student Success Educational Opportunities at SJSU.