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Student Workshops

Student Connect Workshops

Fall 2019 Student Success Workshops


September
 

Tuesday 9/17: 11am- Noon: RVC Healthcare Programs
 

Facilitator: Amanda Lonsway, Career Advisor
Room: Health Sciences Center 2228

Come learn about RVC’s Heath Science Programs in an overview workshop.  The advisor for the division will present prerequisite and program information on all of the programs located inside the Health Sciences Center (HSC).  There will also be time for questions and a brief tour of the building.

 

Tuesday 9/24: 3:30- 4:30pm: Time Management: Where Does My Time Go!?
 

Facilitators: Louana and Jasmine, RVC Students and Peer Mentors
Room: Student Center 1224

Do you have a hard time balancing school, work, friend, and everything else? Come talk with two RVC students and Peer Mentors and find out they have learned how to manage their time.  Student will leave the session having a better understanding of how to balance their time and ways to organize their weekly and monthly calendars.

Monday 9/30: 2-3pm: Internships
 

Facilitator: Salih Hanoosh, Career Coach
Room: Educational Resource Center 1300

Learn all about internships: why they are important, what the benefits are, the conditions and eligibility requirements, and how to search and apply for an internship. Career Services Advisors will be there to answer your questions.

October

 

Thursday 10/3: 1-2pm: How to Tie a Tie and other Tips to Dress for Success


Facilitators: Cornell Bondurant, Academic and Transfer Advisor, and Amanda Zika, Getting Started Center Coordinator
Room: Woodward Technology Center 2108

Do you throw on a pair of leggings or athletic shorts and a t-shirt in the morning?  That may work for going for going to class, but when you are ready to enter the work world, first impressions and appearances matter.  Learn how to dress to impress for interviews, formal occasions and the work place.

Monday 10/7: 10:30- 11:30am: Test Taking Tips


Facilitator: Laura Constant, Biology Faculty
Room: Jacobs Center for Science and Math 1106

Struggling with science, preparing for a career in the Health Sciences, or just need a little help with your general education course?  Come gain pointers on self-guided study, note taking, and creating your own study guides.

Monday 10/14: 1-2pm: Transfer 101


Facilitator: Tim Spielman, Manager of Academic and Transfer Advising
Room: Student Center 1222

RVC’s Transfer Coordinator and Advisor will discuss the basics of transfer planning, including the transfer timeline, the application process, and scholarship opportunities for transfer students.
 

Wednesday 10/16: Noon- 1pm: PowerPoint Skills


Facilitator: Eric Woulfe, CIS Faculty
Room: Education Resource Center 1300

In this workshop, you’ll learn techniques to help save time, better create and format presentations, convey information and engage your audience.

 

Monday 10/21: Noon- 1pm: Resumes and Cover Letters


Facilitator: Salih Hanoosh, Career Coach
Room: Educational Resource Center 1300

What is a resume and why do I need one?  How can I make my current resume stand out?  What’s the difference between a resume and cover letter?  This workshop will cover the basics to help you land an interview with your resume and cover letter.

Monday 10/28: 1:30-2:45pm: Career Exploration


Facilitator: Michele Graham, Academic and Transfer Advisor
Room: Woodward Technology Center 2108

Career exploration begins with a clear understanding of you – your career interests, skills, abilities and values.  Together these comprise a career identity.  This workshop will help you get started on developing your career identity and finding career pathways that fit you.

Tuesday 10/29: 11am- Noon: First Generation Students


Facilitator: TBD
Room: Woodward Technology Center 2108

Do you feel like no one at home understands what college life is like?  Is it because you’re a first generation college student?  Come join a discussion and meet other students who understand and talk about ways to succeed at RVC and beyond.

November


Monday 11/4: 1-2pm: Mock Interviews


Facilitator: Salih Hanoosh, Career Coach
Room: Woodward Technology Center 2108

If you have not yet experienced a mock interview, you probably don’t realize the power of practicing in a lower-stress environment. A mock interview gives you the chance to act as if you are an interviewee, with an Advisor/Employer acting as your interviewer.

Monday 11/6: 3-4pm: Test Taking Tips


Facilitator: Laura Constant, Biology Faculty
Room: Jacobs Center for Science and Math 1106

Struggling with science or preparing for a career in the Health Sciences, or just need a little help with your general education course?  Join Biology Professor Laura Constant and successful science students for pointers on self-guided study, note taking, and creating your own study guides.

Wednesday 11/13: 10-11am: Stress Management Workshop


Facilitator: Andrea McCauley, Personal and Success RVC
Room: Woodward Technology Center 2108

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your to-do list seems endless, deadlines are fast approaching, and you find yourself saying ‘Eek! I feel stressed!’? This stress management workshop is designed to build self-awareness, resilience, and empower students to recognize stress and ways to effectively cope with stress-related challenges.

Thursday 11/14: 11am- Noon: Money Talks


Facilitator: Financial Aid Staff
Room: Student Center 1222

Do you want to improve your student budgeting skills? In this session you will engage in different activities that will give you the ability to learn where your money is going and how to redirect it.  The session will review credit basics and financial aid.

Monday 11/18: 11am- Noon: Professionalism in the Workplace


Facilitator: Amanda Zika, Getting Started Center Coordinator
Room: Woodward Technology Center 2108

Whether you are a student worker at RVC or thinking about your future career, it’s never too early to work on the skills you need to succeed in the workplace.  This workshop will discuss what professionalism is and why it is important in school and the workplace.

Tuesday 11/19: 1:30-2:45pm: RVC Career Planning


Facilitator: Michele Graham, Academic and Transfer Advisor
Room: Woodward Technology Center 2108

So you think you know what your future career will be, or you are now exploring careers, and you would like to create a plan for career success.  Roll up your sleeves, bring your mobile device and join us for an interactive workshop designed to help you plan the steps to reach your career goals.


Getting Started Center
Student Center 1102
(815) 921-4094

Now Offering STAMP Lab!

 

Peer Mentors are now available to help STU 100 students complete their STAMP part 4. Set up an appointment by emailing RVC-Peermentors@rockvalleycollege.edu.