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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.

Spring 2018 CAE Events

OMG! I Need Coping Skills Workshop Series

Every Wednesday, January 24 - April 25, 2018 | 1 -2 p.m. | Nursing 105

Struggling to cope? Want to feel in control of your emotions? Plan to attend the O.M.G. I NEED COPING SKILLS! workshop series. Drop in for 1 session or attend all 12 to learn skills for calming worry, improving relationships, and reducing emotional distress. Walk away with a new skill to use following every session!

Offered by the Wellness Center

Responding to Academic Texts

Tuesday, February 20 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Basil 200

Reading is an active exercise. Academic reading, in particular, requires dynamic engagement with texts. In this workshop, we will focus on drawing on prior knowledge and experience to facilitate comprehension, identifying the purpose for reading particular texts, and exploring a few strategies that can enhance understanding. This workshop will be most helpful if you bring an article that you are using in one of your classes; alternatively, one will be provided.

Offered by the Writing Center

Stress and Anxiety Management

Thursday, February 22 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Nursing 102

This workshop will focus on how students can identify triggers to stress and make behavioral changes to improve their mood.

Offered by the Wellness Center

Summarizing and Annotating Scholarship

Thursday, February 22 | 5 - 5:45 p.m. | Basil 200

This workshop will guide you through summarizing, annotating, and comprehending scholarly sources so that you can successfully incorporate them into your papers. RW 199 students are especially encouraged to attend this workshop.

Offered by the Writing Center

Effective Resume Writing

Monday, February 26 | 5 - 6 p.m. | Library 101

Have a resume you are looking to improve? Advance your resume writing through examining samples, identifying errors, structuring active voice descriptions, and elaborating on experiences. Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing the Career Center at career@sjfc.edu or sign-up in FisherConnects.

Offered by the Career Center

Choosing Scholarly Sources

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

All information is not created equal. During the publishing cycle, scholarly information goes through intense scrutiny. Understanding the ins and outs of scholarly publishing allows the researcher to select appropriate material that is peer reviewed, or refereed. In this workshop, you'll learn what constitutes scholarliness and how to find scholarly sources.

Offered by Lavery Library

Internships Workshop

Thursday, March 1 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Library 101

An internship can help define your career path, develop highly sought-after professional skills, and build your network for future opportunities. Develop your internship search strategy and learn about resources for identifying opportunities. Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing the Career Center at career@sjfc.edu or sign-up in FisherConnects.

Offered by the Career Center

Cite This!

Tuesday, March 13 | 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

Writing a Literature Review: Graduate Student Workshop

Thursday, March 15 | 5 - 5:45 p.m. | Basil 200

Whether they are part of a research paper or a dissertation, literature reviews help to explain and synthesize important texts for the writing project, allow the writer to get a broader picture of the sources, and provide readers with a context for the research. From getting oriented to completing this portion of the research project, this workshop will walk you through the process of writing a literature review while highlighting key features along the way. (Undergraduate students are also welcome.)

Offered by the Writing Center

Citation Generators: How to Use Them Well (Since You're Using Them Anyway)

Tuesday, March 20 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Library 100

We like to take shortcuts. But did you know that using automatic citations, like those from BibMe or EasyBib, can come back to haunt you? This session will explore common problems with citation generators, techniques to see and fix those errors, and ways to manage your larger research projects with online tools.

Offered by Lavery Library

Career Center Walk-ins

Tuesday, March 20 | 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Career Center (L104)
Wednesday, March 21 | 9 - 11 a.m. | Career Center (L104)

Walk-ins for quick career questions, last minute tips for the Career Fair, final edit of your resume or other career related advice. It is a first come, first served basis. No appointment necessary. Maximum of 15 minutes.

Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 21 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Cleary Family Auditorium

The Career and Internship Fair offers an opportunity for students to meet with over 60 employers from a variety of industries who are recruiting for jobs and internships this spring. It is open to all students and class years. Stop by anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. No registration is necessary. Dress appropriately, and bring multiple copies of your resume.

Get tips on how to work a career fair.

Make the Most of Your Free Time

Thursday, March 22 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Nursing 102

This workshop will provide students with guidance on engaging in enjoyable and healthy recreational activities to make the most of time spent outside academic pursuits.

Offered by the Wellness Center

Successful Interviewing

Tuesday, March 27 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Library 101

Learn how to successfully approach and prepare for the interview process. This workshop will address the different types of interviews, typical questions and strategies for performing your best during the screening process. Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing the Career Center at career@sjfc.edu or sign up in FisherConnects.

Offered by the Career Center

Incorporating Sources the MLA Way

Tuesday, April 3 | 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Basil 200

This workshop will cover techniques for introducing and blending source material into your MLA-style papers. It will also address strategies for the prevention of inadvertent plagiarism.

Offered by the Writing Center

Thinking Critically About Social Media

Thursday, April 5 | 5 - 5:45 p.m. | Basil 200

Did you see that article or video posted on your friend's social media website? How do you know if you should believe it? Should you share it with others? Come learn some useful skills for thinking critically about the many messages you encounter daily. In this workshop, we'll discuss helpful ways to approach and examine articles, videos, and graphics making their way around social-networking sites. With fake news on the rise, you can be better prepared to stop the spread of misinformation.

Offered by the Writing Center

Your Finances and Your Career

Monday, April 9 | 5 - 6 p.m. | Library 101

How do finances influence career decisions? Increase your financial awareness and learn about cost of living, budget and monthly expenses, salary preparation, evaluation of a job offer, relocation expenses and salary negotiation. Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing the Career Center at career@sjfc.edu or sign-up in Fisher Connects.

Offered by the Career Center

Coping with Grammar

Tuesday, April 10 | 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

Prepping for Teacher Recruitment Day

Tuesday, April 10 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Library 101

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 RSVP for the workshop by emailing the Career Center at career@sjfc.edu or sign-up in Fisher Connects.

Offered by the Career Center

Revision and Editing

Thursday, April 12 | 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

Study Skills for the Final Stretch

Tuesday, April 24 | 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

Self-care for Finals Week

Thursday, April 26 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Nursing 102

This workshop will focus on tips for structuring time for self-care and relaxation as finals week approaches. Strategies discussed will include sleep hygiene, dietary tips, activity recommendations, and study tips to get you through the final stretch of the semester.

Offered by the Wellness Center