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Events and Activities

SSS Programming for Spring 2016

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. 10, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 0202 

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, Feb. 29, 1:00-2:00 pm, Ojibwe B (330B) in Davies Center or
Tuesday, Mar. 8, 11:00-12:00 noon, Ojibwe B (330B) in Davies Center
***Attendance is required for all third-year students in the SSS Program.

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. 
Thursday, Mar. 3, 1:00-2:00 pm, Mohican (310) in Davies Center

Exploring Majors Without Losing Time

Facilitator: Trudy Bement, 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. 
Note:  Please bring a laptop to this session. 
Wednesday, Mar. 9, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 0202

Keys to Successful Registration with CampS 

Facilitator: Trudy Bement, 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.
Note:  Please bring a laptop to this session.
Wednesday, Mar. 30, 1:00-1:50 pm, in Hibbard 0202

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, Mar. 30, 3:00-4:00 pm, Centennial Room (320) in Davies Center or
Thursday, Apr. 7, 3:30-4:30 pm, Centennial Hall 2904
***Attendance is required for all fourth-year students in the SSS program.

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. 6, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 0202

TRIO Day Celebration 

Facilitator: 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, Apr. 12, 3:30-5:30 pm, Ojibwe Ballroom (330) in Davies Center

Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Facilitator: 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. 13, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 0202

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. 25, 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 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, in Old Library 2136