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CAE Events and Workshops

The Center for Academic Excellence offers a number of workshops each semester on topics ranging from coping with grammar to handling test anxiety, and everything in between.

Upcoming CAE Events

Coping with Grammar

Tuesday, February 19 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Basil 200

Confused by commas? Wracking your brains over run-ons? Fatigued by fragments? This workshop is designed to take the mystery out of some of the most common sentence-level errors that writers make. Participants in this workshop are encouraged to bring examples of their own work; however, sample sentences will be provided.

Offered by the Writing Center

Fake News/Real News: How to Tell the Difference

Thursday, February 21 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Library 100

If you use the Internet, you can always use help deciding if a site is quality or not. After all, anyone can put anything on the Internet, so it’s reader beware. Come and learn about a 5-item checklist that can help you determine the quality of sources that you encounter on the internet.

Offered by Lavery Library

Job Search Boot Camp

Saturday, February 23 | 1 - 4 p.m. | Murphy 142 and 143

This event is just for graduating students. Sessions on resume development, interviewing, job search/networking, and adulting. Session presenters are HR professionals, supervisors, employers, and alumni. This is how you launch your life-after-Fisher! (The time to procrastinate is over.) Check Handshake for exact location.

Offered by the Center for Career and Academic Planning

Choosing the Right Verb Tense

Tuesday, February 26 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Basil 200

You've probably been taught to avoid passive voice. Well, did you know that passive voice might be the right choice for the method section of your science paper? Do you want to know what verb tense is appropriate for a literature review? In what sections of your paper should you use present tense? For answers to these and other verb-related questions, come to this workshop.

Offered by the Writing Center

Revision and Editing

Monday, March 11 | 5 - 5:45 p.m. | Basil 200

Few writers get it right the first time. Writing is thinking, and that means that as we write, our ideas develop and sometimes change entirely. Revision means adding, removing, and rearranging paragraphs and ideas, whereas editing involves relatively minor changes. In this workshop we will discuss and practice strategies for both.

Offered by the Writing Center

Honoring the Original – Plagiarism v. Citation

Tuesday, March 12 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Basil 200

As noted in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2010), "Authors do not present the work of another as if it were their own work" (p. 16). Because scholarship builds on the work of other experts, researchers need to know established guidelines for fairly crediting sources. This workshop will focus on understanding these guidelines as well as on identifying the appropriate level of citation.

Offered by the Writing Center

Mock Interview Day

Wednesday, March 13 | 3 - 6 p.m. | Golisano Gateway Midlevel

Speed practice interviews with professionals, receive feedback, and network with alumni/employers at an after-reception. This is how you prepare to interview! Pre-register in Handshake.

Offered by the Center for Career and Academic Planning

Are You Career Fair Ready? Q & A Session

Thursday, March 14 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Nursing 105

All you need to know to make the most your time at the Annual Career Fair, from what to wear and how to talk to recruiters, to follow up tips. Plus, get a preview of what companies will be at the event. View a listing of employers registered in Handshake. And yes, we’ll look at your resume too, if you bring it. Please sign up in Handshake.

Offered by the Center for Career and Academic Planning

Cite This!

Thursday, March 14 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Library 100

This workshop is based on the principles of plagiarism in relation to academic honesty and intellectual property. Who owns it, and can I use it? Students will come to understand these principles by participating in a fun activity, creating a piece of intellectual property, and ultimately creating a citation for it!

Offered by Lavery Library

Annual Career Fair

Thursday, March 21 | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Cleary Family Auditorium and Golisano Gateway Midlevel

Open to all majors and class years. Meet employers for full and part-time jobs and internships. No sign up necessary – professional attire is expected; bring extra copies of your resume! For a listing of registered companies, view the event in Handshake.

Offered by the Center for Career and Academic Planning

Study Skills for the Final Stretch

Tuesday, April 9 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Basil 200

Overwhelmed by the end of the semester rush to the finish line? This workshop will help you plan your work and work your plan. Participants will learn ways to make the most of time available, develop strategies to calm and focus the mind, and increase memory by taking notes while studying.

Offered by the Writing Center

Preparing for Teacher Recruitment Day


Learn how to effectively navigate Teacher Recruitment Day to make the most of this recruiting experience. This workshop will provide details on the layout and organization of the event, appropriate attire, what to bring, and strategies for approaching districts you are interested in interviewing with. Please sign up through Handshake.

Offered by the Center for Career and Academic Planning