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.

The workshop schedule for Fall 2015 will be available later this summer. Our schedule from Spring is below to give you an idea of what our workshops are like.

Workshop Title

Description

Date, Time & Location

Time is $: Learn How to Manage Your Time

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 3rd
4:00-5:00pm
SSC 602

Power Up Your Study Strategies

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

February 4th
1:00-2:00pm
SSC 602

Time is $: Learn How to Manage Your Time

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 11th
1:00-2:00pm
SSC 602

Get Ready! Get Set! Goal!

Goal Setting is a tool that creates a path and action plan for you to meet your goals. This workshop provides information about what goal setting in college looks like and tips on how to make S.M.A.R.T. goals.

February 12th
3:00-4:00pm
SSC 602

Peer Mentor College Secrets Revealed

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.

February 24th
3:30-4:30pm
SSC 602

The Truth About Online Learning

Join us as we discuss strategies to overcome academic and personal challenges related to online learning. This workshop will also enable students to strategize for both short-term (such as online learning) and long- term success.

March 11th
3:30-4:30pm
SSC 602

Scholarships the Smart Spartan Way

Do you know what it takes to win a scholarship? In this Scholarship Workshop, you will learn tips and secrets that can potentially assist you in winning a scholarship; In addition, a list of scholarships will be provided.

March 16th
2:00-3:00pm
SSC 602

Don't Be Stress-y: It's Messy

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".

April 8th
12:00-1:00pm
SSC 602

Don't Be Scared: Be Aware

This workshop discusses potential dangers or ways that could lead to a dangerous situation and provides tips on how to prevent one from getting into such a situation. In addition, the workshop also discusses the importance of being an empowered bystander to promote not only safety for oneself, but also other Spartans on campus.

April 21st
4:00-5:00pm
SSC 602

The Art of Test Taking

Learn what test taking in college looks like, and get tips and techniques to improve your test taking success.

May 5th
12:30-1:30pm
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.