peer coach with a student

Fall 2019 Workshops

Student Success Workshops are designed to provide students with strategies to enhance their academic learning. All workshops are organized, designed, and led by First Year Peer Coaches. Workshops are offered throughout the fall and spring semesters at the Welcome & Connect Center (Plover Hall 531). For a detailed list of workshop topics for the current semester, please refer to the Student Success Workshop schedule below. No registration is necessary. 

Set-up for Success! — Syllabus & Canvas
September 10 or 11 — 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Syllabus: The framework for your class; lists due dates and class expectations.
Office Hours: Provides early opportunities to connect with your professor.
Canvas: Where you can access assignments and important documents.
Grades: Can see grades on Canvas—but be careful! They're not always what they seem.

Resource$ for ALL THE THINGS — Resources & Financial Aid
September 24 or 25 — 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Campus Resources: Many departments on campus help students! EOPS, DRD, MESA, and more provide services to students, like supportive accommodations and tutorial assistance.
Financial Aid: SRJC also provides robust opportunities to support your education through financial aid, of which there are many different sources to draw from!

Plan Your Best Life — Planning & Organization
October 8 or 9 — 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Task Manager: Learn how to record and reference the objectives you need to complete.
Calendar: Master tracking your appointments and events.
Note-taking System: Figure out the best note-taking system for you.
Productive Mindset: Develop the best mindset for productivity and efficiency.

YEET Procrastination — Attention & Procrastination
November 5 or 6 — 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Motivation: Maximize motivation through a few easy adjustments!
Attention: Discover the various forms of concentration and improve your ability to focus.
Building Good Habits: Train your brain to resist temptations—especially from your phone!

Treat Yoself (Nicely) — Self-Care Skills
November 19 or 20 — 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Exercise: Increase energy levels; keeps you fit and happy; helps you sleep better!
Rest: Affects concentration, mood, and productivity.
Diet: Get the energy and nutrition you need to thrive!
Mental Health: Learn how to best manage anxiety and stress.

Bye—Bye—Bye...Semester — Reflect & Review
December 3 or 4 — 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Finals are stressful. We know. Stop by our center to grab FREE testing materials, and snacks. Together we will reflect on our triumphs and the struggles encountered during the semester. Plus, if you bring a friend you get a free raffle ticket to enter and possibly win a prize!