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Events and Activities

SSS Programming for Spring 2015


Baby Steps to Goal Setting

Facilitator: Ka Vang, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
How do your short- and long-term goals fit with your daily activities?  Successful students see the connection between their hourly, daily lives and what they hope to accomplish at college and in a lifetime.  They understand that how we spend our days is how we eventually spend our lives.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 223

Surviving Midterms

Facilitator: Ka Vang, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
Join those students who walk into their midterm exams with confidence.  This workshop will help you gain helpful tips and strategies to prepare successfully for your midterms.
Monday, Feb. 23, 12:00-1:00 pm, Centennial 320

Junior Career Seminar

Facilitator:  Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator
All students are strongly advised to have a professional internship during the summer of their junior year.  This workshop teaches students where to find employment opportunities, how to develop a resume and cover letter, interview with confidence, and use proper follow-up strategies.
Monday, Mar. 2, 1:30-3:00 pm, Ojibwe B  (330B) in Davies Center or
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2:00-3:30 pm, Ojibwe B (330B) in Davies Center
Attendance is required for all third-year students in the SSS Program.

Exploring Majors Without Losing Time

Facilitator: Trudy Bement, SSS Academic Advising Coordinator & Britney Shattuck, Graduate Intern/Advising Office
It is possible to explore various career goals without spending additional time on your degree.  Find out how you can explore different majors while completing university course requirements and moving toward your future career.  Learn how to navigate information on the web to help in securing your major and/or minor.
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 223

Keys to Successful Registration with CampS

Facilitator: Britney Shattuck, Graduate Intern/Advising Office
Learn how to navigate your way through the registration process in CampS.  Topics covered are signing your Payment Plan Agreement, knowing when you need your PAC, rolling over your $100 registration deposit, planning your schedule with Schedule Builder, and more.
Bring your laptop to this interactive session, as we will not be in a computer lab.
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 5:30-6:30 pm, Little Niagara (211) in Davies Center

TRiO Day Celebration

Facilitators: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director
TRiO Day is an opportunity to draw campus attention to the achievements of TRiO programs and their student participants.  Join students from four different TRiO projects for refreshments, informational sessions, and an awards ceremony.  Numerous door prizes will be awarded to those in attendance.
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 3:30-5:30 pm, Ojibwe Ballroom (330), in Davies Center

Decoding the FAFSA

Facilitator: Trudy Bement, SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
Make sure that you qualify for the most financial aid possible by submitting your FAFSA on time.  This workshop will answer your questions and help you complete the FAFSA on line. 
Note:  Please bring your laptop as well as these materials:  your parents' W-2s and tax forms, your W-2s and tax form, your FAFSA password and PIN (will be same as last year).
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 5:30-7:30 pm, Ojibwe 330B in Davies Center

Aiming for the Perfect Interview

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator
Sometimes the interview is all that stands between you and the job you want.  Learn how to improve your interviewing skills so you can land the job you are after, whether you are applying for an internship, a summer job, or a permanent position.
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 223

Senior Career Seminar

Facilitator: Andy Strowig, SSS Career Development Coordinator
This seminar will prepare seniors to begin their professional career successfully.  Topics will include how to become politically savvy, use appropriate self-promotion, build strong working relationships, find a career mentor, and more.
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 3:00-4:30 pm, Centennial 320 or
Thursday, Apr. 2, 3:30-5:00 pm, Little Niagara (211) in Davies Center
***Attendance is required for all fourth-year students in the SSS Program.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Facilitators: Andy Strowig, SSS Career Development Coordinator
Learn how to present your skills and experiences in a way that will enhance your chances of being called for an interview.  You will learn strategies for writing effective resumes and cover letters, as well as how to adapt these materials for different positions and purposes.
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 223

SSS Recognition Celebration

Facilitator: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director
SSS will host a dinner to honor program participants who are graduating in May, as well as those who have a high GPA or have served as mentors or Advisory Board members during the academic year.
By invitation:  Monday, Apr. 27, 5:00-6:30 pm, Dulany Inn (122) in Davies Center

Planning for Loan Repayment

Facilitator:  Trudy Bement, SSS Advising Coordinator

This workshop will address your questions about repaying loans:  What are the timelines of repayment after graduation?  Which loans have grace periods before repayment begins?  How do you determine loan repayment options based on your future financial status?  This workshop will be beneficial for all juniors and seniors, whether you plan to enter a post-baccalaureate program or move directly into the work force.
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 5:30-6:30 pm, Little Niagara (211) in Davies Center

Graduate School:  Is it in Your Future

Facilitator:  Andy Strowig, SSS Career Development Coordinator

Are you thinking of graduate or professional school, but finding the whole process a bit intimidating?  Bring your questions and concerns to this discussion about the benefits of a graduate degree.  We will examine the intricacies of graduate school from credential building, to the selection and application of appropriate programs, through timing and financing a degree. 
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 223


Fuel Up for Finals

Take a break during finals to relax and have some treats.  The SSS staff invites all program participants to stop by the SSS office for refreshments on the first day of final exams.
Monday, May. 18, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Old Library 2136