Student Success Workshops

Student Learning and Transitions offers a wide variety of student success workshops throughout the academic year to support students with getting adjusted to university, developing academic skills, career readiness, and more! 
 

Record of Student Development Approved

All of our workshops have the added benefit of being Record of Student Development approved! Students who participate can add their involvement to their co-curricular record via the RSD website. 

Request a workshop

Want to collaborate with us? Request a student success workshop below! You can either choose from our existing list of topics or connect with us to discuss a personalized learning opportunity unique to your class, student group, or situation. Please provide 3 weeks' notice for your request. 

Workshop Topics:  

Topic:

Description 

RSD Competencies

 Adulting 101

Adulting 101. Subtext: Checklist with Time Management, Meal Planning, Finances and Budgeting, Self-care, and Professionalism listed all checked off.

 

Join in for some tips and tricks for moving through your academics in a professional and "adult" way!

Emotional and Interpersonal Intelligence

 Articulating Your Skills

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Learn how to describe the skills you have built so far in your time at University, or in prior jobs, as you navigate the world of resume-writing and interviewing for prospective employment. Learn how to articulate the things that you have done and the competencies you possess to future employers and maximize your ability to stand out against other candidates in the career world.

Critical Thinking

Career Development & You 

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Deciding what career path you will take after graduation can be a daunting task and leave students feeling overwhelmed with choices. In this session, we will be talking about strategies you can take to narrow down your choices and set you on the path to career success.

Critical Thinking

Cover Letter Writing 101 

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An effective cover letter is essential and can set you apart from other candidates and illustrate why you are the best person for the job. Attend this workshop to learn the format, layout and content of the most compelling cover letter and set yourself up for success.

Initiative

Exploring The Job Market 

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Looking for a part-time or full-time job? Learn how to navigate the job market and take a proactive approach in your job hunt!

Critical Thinking

How To Begin Your Semester 

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Make sure your semester is a success by learning how to communicate with your professors, get organized, and get involved!

Organization

Identifying Capacity & Managing Time 

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Take an inventory of all the things you've got going for you and learn how to manage your time with that in mind!

Responding to Change

Introduction to Interviews 

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Interviewing can be a daunting thing, but is necessary to secure part-time and full-time employment. Get some tips and tricks from our friends at Yes Employment and learn how to ace your next interview.

Functioning Independently

Kick-Start Your Paper 

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Have started your paper yet? No shade if you're in this boat! This isn't a conversation about procrastination or a sneaky way of dealing with time management. There's no time for that! This session meets you where you are in the writing process. We can deal with the other issues another time.

Critical Thinking

LinkedIn: Building Your Profile 

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Join Yes Employment and Career Services as we chat about the importance of creating and updating your LinkedIn profile, especially as we enter a more virtual world. 

Organization

Maintaining Focus in Syncronhous Lectures 

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Learn new strategies to maintain focus and stay engaged during synchronous lectures to make the most of your "in-class" time.

Commitment and Accountability

Note-Taking for Online Learning 

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It’s not a lecture but it’s not a reading... what to do? Get the most out of your weekly module content and your notes so you can study effectively.

Functioning Independently

Post-It Notes: A Guide to Online Discussion Posts 

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Participating in online discussions is a skill and, in this session, we'll be talking about the strategies and tools for improving that skill in order to get the marks and, most importantly, LEARN!

Critical Thinking

Procrastinators Unite! Right Now. 

Red text: Procrastinators Unite! Black text: Right now. Graphic represents a calendar with a reminder bell.

Why do you procrastinate? It's probably not the reason you're thinking. How can you stop? Find out!

Initiative 

Resume Writing 101 

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Do you need to create or update your resume and aren't sure where to start? This workshop offers tips on the use of appropriate formatting, layout and how to select and present relevant skills to an employer. Whether you are looking for a part-time job while you continue your studies, or a full-time job as you prepare to graduate, this workshop is for you!

Excellence

Study Strategies Workshop 

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It's never too soon to start studying! Learn some proactive strategies that can help you maintain balance during assessment-heavy times.

Excellence

Study Strategies for Online Learning 

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Online learning comes with its own unique set of skills and challenges with studying for an online course being among them. Join in for a conversation about tips and tricks that address this specifically.

Responding to Change

Syllabus Social 

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Where did the time go? It's already the end of the first week of classes! Now is the perfect time to gather your syllabi and join us at the Syllabus Social! In this session, you'll break things down with the help of our Academic Success Program team, to get organized for the semester ahead!

Organization, Commitment and Accountability

Tackling Your Textbook 

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Reading your textbook shouldn’t feel like climbing Mount Everest. Learn tips and tricks for note-taking, summarizing, and memory retention to get the most out of your textbook.

Research

Tech for Academic Preparation 

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Discover technology that promotes studying for retention, producing quality work, and overall efficiency. Find apps, programs, websites, and more that you may find helpful in keeping you organized, motivated, and successful!

Organization

Technology Workshop: Productivity & Organization 

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Join in for some tips and tricks for improving your organization and productivity using technology!

Organization

The Final(s) Countdown: A Guide to Exam Preparation 

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Peek behind the curtain and find out how to prepare for three types of online exams so you can start to get ready for December starting today!

Organization

The STATs Session Part 1 

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Based on our calculations, it's possible you could be experiencing some stress related to MATH 1257. Never fear, our Academic Success Program Facilitators are here! During this session, we will cover calculating probabilities with and without probability distributions.

Critical Thinking

Time Management & Online Learning 

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During this session, we will look at practical strategies for managing your time in a balanced way while learning online.

Organization

What Can I Do With My Degree? 

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Thinking about where your degree might take you doesn't need to be frightening! Join us as we chat about the benefits of your degree, how to make the most out of your university career, and the world of opportunities ahead of you. This workshop will be facilitated virtually. 

Critical Thinking

 

Want us to host a workshop not yet on this list? No problem! Reach out via the request a workshop form above.