Rock Valley College

Student Success Workshops


Navigating Technology in Online Classes at RVC

  • Facilitator: Nathan Talan, RVC Media Lab Technician
  • Date/Time: Monday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m.
  • Description: Join us in this free webinar as we help new and returning students learn some tips for navigating online courses at RVC. This virtual workshop will cover how to log in to and navigate EAGLE as well as the basics of Zoom.
  • Location: Join us on Zoom at

Goal Setting: Short & Long-Term Goals

  • Facilitator: Casey Hauser, Manager of New Student Enrollment
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Description: Join us in learning about the importance of setting both short term and long term goals. Learn how goal setting can help you stay organized, manage your time, have a positive impact on your mental health, and more! Goal setting is important and all of us here at RVC want to support you in reaching your goal, both big and small.
  • Location: Join us on Zoom at

Time Management

  • Facilitator: Amanda Zika, Manager, First Year Experience Office
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m.
  • Description: There are 168 hours in a week. Knowing how to manage those hours is key to your success in college. Join this virtual workshop to discuss time management tips, avoiding time wasters, and how to avoid procrastination.
  • Location: Student Center Room 1222


How to be Job Search Savvy

  • Facilitator: Cindy Smaha, Career Services Specialist
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Description: You want to be successful in your future career, but did you know it all begins with a successful job search plan? This workshop will give you all the tools you need to know the "How, When, Where, and Who" in searching for jobs.
  • Location: Career Resource Center (2nd Floor of the Student Center, next to the Payment Center)

Study Strategies: Tips for Effective Learning

  • Facilitator: Amanda Zika, Manager, First Year Experience Office
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Description: With quizzes and exams in full swing, we should be preparing, but do you know how to effectively study for your classes?  Attend this workshop and learn some tips to help you finish your spring courses strong and ensure that you are ready for future semesters.
  • Location: Student Center Room 1224


Money Matters

  • Facilitator: Dr. Ken Coleman, Dean of Advising and Retention
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 1 at 11 a.m.
  • Description: Everyone wants to make money. Lots of it. But do you know what to do with it? In this session, participants will be introduced to the basis of financial responsibility such as credit cards, student loans, and cost of living. 
  • Location: Student Center Room 1222

Transfer 101

  • Facilitator: Tim Spielman, Director of Academic, Career and Transfer Advising
  • Date/Time: Monday, March 14 from 2-3 p.m.
  • Description: Join us as we discuss the basics of transfer planning, including the transfer timeline, the application process, and scholarship opportunities for transfer students.
  • Location: Join us via Zoom at

What is Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion?

  • Facilitator: Tekkahmah Curry, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Specialist
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, March 23 at 1 p.m.
  • Description: Have you been hearing and seeing “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)” a lot in recent years, but are not quite sure what it means or entails? Join us to learn more about this topic! This workshop is sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
  • Location: Join us via Zoom at


How to Tie a Tie and Dress Professionally

  • Facilitator: Cornell Bondurant, Workforce Development Coordinator, and Amanda Zika, Manager, First Year Experience Office
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Description: 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.
  • Location: Student Center Room 1222

4 Steps to Being an A.L.L.Y.

  • Facilitator: Lien Vu, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Specialist
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Description: What is an “ally”? What steps can you take to be a strong ally and help others around you? In this workshop, students will learn 4 steps they can take to be a true ally on campus, in their workplaces, and in life in general. This workshop is sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
  • Location: Join us via Zoom at