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Events and Activities

SSS Programming for Spring 2017

A Practical Approach to Goal Setting

Facilitator: Ka Vang, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
How do your short-term 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. 1, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0213

Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, 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, Feb. 8, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0213

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.                   
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1:00-2:00 pm, Menominee Room (320F) in Davies Center or

Wednesday, March 1, 11:00-12:00 noon, Menominee Room (320F) in Davies Center
**Attendance is required for all third-year students in the SSS Program.

Academic Research and Graduate School

Facilitators:  Andy Strowig, SSS Career Development Coordinator, and Ka Vang, SSS Tutoring 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 discuss how to get involved in faculty-student research opportunities, build credentials for graduate school, select and apply for appropriate programs, and identify avenues of financial support.
Thursday, March 2, 1:00-2:00pm, Oneida Room (320D) in Davies Center

Discover Your Strengths for a Productive Career

Facilitator: Andy Strowig, SSS Career Development Coordinator
Developed by the Gallup Organization, the Strengths Finder assessment measures 34 areas of talent and helps you identify your five main talent areas.  This session will demonstrate how understanding your own talents can help you set goals to achieve academic, career, and personal success.
Thursday, March 9, 2:00-3:00 pm, Oneida Room (320D) in Davies Center

Exploring Majors Without Losing Time

Facilitator: Charles Krula, SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
It is possible to explore various career goals without slowing progress to 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 for help in securing your major and/or minor.
Wednesday, March 15, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0213

Degree Planning for Timely Graduation

Facilitator: Charlie Krula, SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
To graduate in the least amount of time, it is important to consider your entire degree program when you register for classes.  This session will demonstrate how to create what-if degree audits for majors and minors using the electronic degree planner so that you will maintain a direct path to graduation.
Wednesday, March 29, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0213

Aiming for the Perfect Iterview

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, April 5, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0213

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 of appropriate self-promotion, building strong working relationships, finding a career mentor, and more.                                                                                        
Thursday, April 6, 3:30-4:30 pm, Centennial Hall 2904 or

Thursday, April 13, 2:00-3:00 pm, Centennial Hall 2924
 **Attendance is required for all fourth-year students in the SSS Program.

TRIO Day Celebration
Faciltator:  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, April 11, 3:30-5:30 pm, Ojibwe Ballroom (330) in Davies Center

SSS Recognition Celebration
Facilitator:  Brauce 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:  Wednesday, April 26, 5:00-6:30 pm, Dulany Inn (122) in Davies Center

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 15, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Old Library 2136