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College Success Seminars

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Program Description

College Success Seminars are sponsored by Academic Support Centers to provide skills and information that is beneficial to students striving to get the most out of their college experience.

The variety of subjects covered throughout the semester are focused around the tools students need to succeed that are not covered in the classroom.

College Success & Financial Responsibility Seminar Archives

Online College Success & Financial Responsibility Seminars

 

The Southeast You Wish Someone Had Told You About


Presented By: 

Katie Krodinger - Director of New Student Programs                                        Bruce Skinner - Associate Vice President for Student Life

Students might be confused, lost or unsure during the first few weeks of class. By the time they discover how things work on a college campus, they may already be behind in their courses. What happens if your professor is 15 minutes late to class? Where's the best place to get a meal? Is there really a ghost in Cheney Hall? This seminar will cover some of the secrets SEMO has to offer and also debunk some of the myths you may have heard.

Location: UC Tribute Room & Zoom

When: September 1, 2021 12:00PM

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Recognizing & Addressing Microaggressions

Presented By: 

Tatianna Hanna - Graduate Assistant - Academic Mentoring Program  Wendell Stapleton - Graduate Assistant - McNair Programs

The concept of microaggressions, which has been familiar in psychology for decades, has become part of the larger conversation around DE&I. Microaggressions are everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to individuals of a marginalized group. Common examples of microaggressions are telling a person of color they are so articulate, or always interrupting women in meetings or assuming someone’s sexual orientation by their appearance. Often stemming from unconscious bias, these seemingly harmless comments have been compared to death by a thousand cuts and can cause health problems, workplace burnout, and other negative effects. Training helps employees recognize what microaggressions are and how to respond, whether they are on the receiving end, a witness, or have been called out for a microaggression.

Location: UC Tribute Room & Zoom

When: September 8, 2021 12:00PM

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Financial Tips for College Students

Presented by:

Jason Lee - Financial Advisor

Now that you’re in college, it’s likely that you are in charge of your own financial affairs. You have more freedom to decide where and how to spend money, especially if your parents are many miles away. But along with that freedom comes the responsibility to spend money wisely. That’s what it’s like when you’re on your own — you get to decide and you also get to experience the consequences of your choices, both good and bad. This seminar will cover steps you can take now to help be financially successful now and in the future.

Location: Dempster 128 & Zoom

When: September 15, 2021 12:00PM

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Changing the Way You Think

Presented by:

Donna St. Sauver - Counselor II - Center for Behavorial Health & Accessibility

Has your mind ever spun into a downward spiral of self-defeating thoughts? Those pesky thoughts that demand front and center stage and tell you that no matter the situation, the outcome is destined for failure. These thoughts can be strong and powerful, and they can take a major toll on your emotional and physical well-being. In this seminar, you will learn ways to challenge negative thought patterns and gain focus on strengths and goals.

Location: UC Tribute Room & Zoom

When: September 22, 2021 12:00PM

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Let's Talk Professionalism!

Presented by:

Trent Ball - Associate Vice President for Equity & Access
Valdis Zalite - Director TRIO Programs

As professionals, we seek to learn and educate ourselves to perform better within our jobs and to increase our confidence as it relates to collaborating, completing job duties and adjusting to ever-changing demands and requirements relating to our positions. The best approach to address any lingering concerns about your performance is to be proactive! Seek out professional development opportunities and do not wait for them to come to you. This session will focus on developing a professional development plan you adapt over your college career and moving into the professional world.

Location: UC Tribute Room & Zoom

When: September 29, 2021 12:00PM

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