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Events and Activities

SSS Programming for Spring 2014


Baby Steps to Goal Setting

Facilitator:Patti See, 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, Jan. 29, 1:00-1:50 pm, in Schneider 321

Junior Career Seminar: Internships

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.All third-year SSS students should plan to attend one of the following sessions:
Tuesday, February 18, 3:30-5:00 pm, in Davies,Chancellors (311) / Ojibwe A (330A) or
Tuesday, February 25, 2:00-3:30 pm, in Davies, Centennial(320) / Ojibwe A (330A)
Attendance is required for all third-year students inthe SSS Program.

Electronic Degree Planner

Facilitator: TrudyBement, 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 provide hands-on,practical advice on how to use the electronic degree planner to keep on a direct path to graduation.Note: Please bring a laptop to this session.
Monday, March 10, 5:00-6:00 pm, Oak Ridge Hall, Room 15

TRIO Day Celebration

Facilitator:Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director
TRIO Day is an opportunity to draw campus attention to the achievements of TRIO programs and 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, March 25, 3:30-5:30 pm, inDavies, Ojibwe Ballroom (330)

The Perfect Interview

Facilitator:Andy Strowig, 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're after, whether you're applying for an internship, a summer job, or a permanent position.
Wednesday, March 26, 1:00-1:50 pm, in Schneider 321

Decoding the FAFSA

Facilitator:Trudy Bement, SSS Academic Advising Coordinator; Scott Siegenthaler, FinancialAid
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 thesematerials: your parents' W-2s and tax forms, your W-2's and tax form, yourFAFSA password and PIN (will be same as last year).
Monday, March 31, 3:30-4:30 pm, Oak Ridge Hall, Room 15

Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Facilitators: 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, April 2, 1:00-1:50 pm, in Schneider 321

Senior Career Seminar

Facilitator: AndyStrowig, 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, April 2, 3:00-4:30 pm, in Davies,Chancellors (311) or
Thursday, April 3, 3:30-5:00 pm, in Davies, Chancellors(311)
Attendance is required for all fourth-year students inthe SSS Program

Planning for Loan Repayment

Facilitator: MelissaVogler, Financial Aid Counselor, Financial Aid Office
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.
Monday, April 14, 3:30 - 4:30pm, in Old Library 2110

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 selection and application of appropriate programs, through timing and financing a degree.
Wednesday, April 16, 1:00-1:50 pm, in Schneider 321

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.
Byinvitation: Monday, April 21, 5:00-6:30 pm, in Davies, Dulany Inn

Walk-In Registration Assistance

Facilitator:Trudy Bement, SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
If you would like to discuss your course selections for next semester, Trudy will be holding some walk-in hours on upper campus. Stop by for tips on selecting the courses that will work best for your degree program and career goals.
Monday,April 28, 3:30-4:30 pm, Oak Ridge Hall, Room 15
Tuesday, May 6, 5:00-6:30 pm, Oak Ridge Hall, Room 15

Fuel Up forFinals

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 12, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, in Old Library 2136

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