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Fall Programming

Get involved with Student Support Services

Student Support Services offers a variety of programming. These events are geared toward helping students get to know each other better and develop skills to enhance their degree.

Fall Events

SSS New Student Welcome and Information Sharing

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer
This is an opportunity for new SSS students to meet over pizza, become familiar with the wide range of services available through the SSS program, and learn more about the campus.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 5:00-6:15 pm, Ojibwe A/B (330 A/B) in Davies Center


Taking Care of Business: Financial Aspects of Starting College

Facilitator: Charlie Krula, SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
Financial management is a life skill best learned and practiced early in college.  Learn how to anticipate your college costs, understand your financial aid, and manage your student account; plan and prepare for future expenses such as living off-campus.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 203

Thursday, Sept. 12, 10:00-10:50 am, Hibbard 322

Thursday, Sept. 12, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


What Professors Want: Developing Positive Relationships with Faculty 

Facilitators: UW-Eau Claire Professors
When you apply for scholarships, need recommendations for jobs, or want inside information about your field, it helps to know faculty members you can turn to. Gain tips from students and professors on how to develop positive faculty relationships. 

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 203

Thursday, Sept. 26, 10:00-10:50 am, Hibbard 322

Thursday, Nov. 7, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


Career Seminar: Career Planning for First-Year Students

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator, and ARCC Advisors
This seminar assists students in exploring different majors and helps them learn about the skills and experiences employers are looking for in graduates.  All new freshmen should plan to attend one of the following sessions:

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 3:30-5:00 pm, Council Oak (260) in Davies Center or

Monday, Sept. 30, 3:30-5:00 pm, Menominee (320F) in Davies Center 

Attendance is required for all first-year students in the SSS Program.


SSS Open House

Facilitators: SSS Staff
Stop by the SSS office and chat with the staff, have some refreshments, and register to win door prizes.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Vicki Lord Larson 2136


Life Savers: Peer Suicide Prevention Training

Facilitators: Student Wellness Advocacy Team
This session will provide information to increase your awareness about suicide prevention so that you will know what steps to take when someone in your life seems to be suicidal.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


Five-Day Study Plan 

Facilitator: Faith Pawelski, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
Join those students who walk into their exams with confidence.  This workshop will show you how to review your status in each course and make study plans for exams.

Thursday, Oct 3, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222

Tuesday, Oct 8, 10:00-10:50 am, Hibbard 322

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


Career Seminar:  Professionalism and Networking for Second-Year Students

Facilitator: Faith Pawelski, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
Professionalism and networking can be important in securing employment. Learn how to make a positive impression in professional settings and how to use formal and informal networks to your advantage.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4:30-6:30 pm, Dulany (122) in Davies Center or

Thursday, Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30 pm, Dulany (122) in Davies Center

Attendance is required for all second-year students in the SSS Program.


Housing Alternatives

Facilitators: Housing Staff, and SSS Students
Would it be best for you to live in a residence hall, an apartment by yourself, a house with friends? Learn what factors to consider when deciding on a living arrangement and what questions to ask before you sign your name on the dotted line. 

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 203

Thursday, Oct. 17, 10:00-10:50 am, Hibbard 322

Thursday, Oct. 17, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


Adventures Abroad

Facilitators: International Education Staff and SSS Students
Are you aware of the benefits of studying abroad?  Are you prepared to complete the application procedures?  Do you know the steps you need to take before leaving the country?  Learn from International Education staff and SSS students who have traveled abroad.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 203

Thursday, Oct. 24, 10:00-10:50 am, Hibbard 322

Thursday, Oct. 24, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


Registration and Degree Planning: Making Every Course Count

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 provide practical advice on class registration and degree planning. 

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1:00-1:00 pm, Schneider 203

Thursday, Oct. 31 10:00-10:50 am, Hibbard 322

Thursday, Oct. 31 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222  


Recognition Luncheon for Fall Graduate

Facilitator: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director
SSS will host a luncheon for all program participants who are graduating in December in order to celebrate their achievement.  Certificates will be presented to all graduating students.

For Fall Graduates: Monday, Dec. 2, 12:00-1:00 pm, Dulany (Heritage 111A) 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, Dec. 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Vicki Lord Larson 2136
 

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