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.

Our workshops will resume in Fall 2014, times/dates to be announced.

Workshop Title

Description

Date, Time & Location

Time Management: The Art of Juggling Deadlines and Tasks

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.

February 25th
1:00-2:00pm
SSC 603

#IWishIKnew - Six Secrets to Navigating SJSU: Spring Edition!

You have now made it well into your second semester! How have the first weeks of Spring semester been? You definitely know more than you did that first day on campus back in August, but perhaps you're still uncertain about where to go for assistance, how to study effectively, how to get the most out your classes, or just where to go if you want to have fun and meet new people on campus. Come share your stories, learn effective strategies, and get your questions answered!

February 28th
3:00-4:00pm
SSC 604

#IWishIKnew - Six Secrets to Navigating SJSU: Spring Edition!

You have now made it well into your second semester! How have the first weeks of Spring semester been? You definitely know more than you did that first day on campus back in August, but perhaps you're still uncertain about where to go for assistance, how to study effectively, how to get the most out your classes, or just where to go if you want to have fun and meet new people on campus. Come share your stories, learn effective strategies, and get your questions answered!

March 10th
5:30-6:30pm
Clark 100H

Managing Stress: Have You Ever Seen a Zebra Stressed?

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".

March 11th
2:00-3:00pm
SSC 603

Campus Safety: "What can I do to stay safe on campus?"

Are you nervous walking home from a night class or crossing the campus after dark? Waning daylight and reports of violence can be significant stressors to students attending this downtown university. Make strides towards safety, and hear tips and tricks from other students about how to stay secure and navigate the challenges of an urban campus. Through activities and group discussion, you will learn about some strategies and resources in place here at SJSU to get you home safely.

April 7th
5:30-6:30pm
Clark 100H

Time Management: The Art of Juggling Deadlines and Tasks

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.

April 14th
2:00-3:00pm
SSC 603

What Next? Planning for Summer Opportunities

With summer approaching, it might be tempting to put off thinking about next semester. Why not use this time to find work experience, participate in volunteer opportunities, or plan ahead for fall semester? Come to this workshop to learn how to make the most of your summer.

May 5th
11:00-12:00pm
SSC 604

 

How do I sign up for these workshops?

You can register for our workshops on events.sjsu.edu. 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.