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Academic Engagement and Career Exploration

Thursday
Jan 24, 2019
12:30PM
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1:30PM
Graphing Calculator 101
      Hands-on introduction to using the TI Graphing Calculators. The TI-84Plus calculator will be used on the SmartBoard. Bring your own calculator!

Thursday
Jan 24, 2019
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Graphing Calculator 101
      Hands-on introduction to using the TI Graphing Calculators. The TI-84Plus calculator will be used on the SmartBoard. Bring your own calculator!

Tuesday
Jan 29, 2019
5:15PM
    -
6:15PM
Graphing Calculator 101
      Hands-on introduction to using the TI Graphing Calculators. The TI-84Plus calculator will be used on the SmartBoard. Bring your own calculator!

Wednesday
Feb 06, 2019
12:30PM
    -
1:30PM
Movie: Green Book
      The movie shows the differences how whites vs blacks were able to travel in the "Deep South" in the 1960's. When a bouncer from an Italian- American neighborhood in the Bronx is hired to drive a world-class black pianist on a concert tour, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them

Friday
Feb 08, 2019
9:30AM
    -
10:30AM
Gearing Up for Higher Education
      Ever wonder what the student who makes getting the grade look easy is doing differently? Are you the student who IS getting the perfect grade but wonder if it could be done even more efficiently? Attend this session and find out how the most successful students manage their academics. This part lecture part interactive workshop will challenge how you think about managing time, learning, and stress in college.

Wednesday
Feb 13, 2019
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Use Your Brain! Memory Tools for Effective Studying:
      Don’t fall for the trap of reading and re-reading information a hundred times in order to memorize it. And don't tell yourself that you just have a bad memory. How memory works is something we can all come to understand and apply to our academic process. Rather than wonder if how you study is truly effective, attend this workshop on memory and know.

Tuesday
Feb 19, 2019
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
Surviving Math and Science
      Are you struggling with college science or math? You’re not alone. Fortunately, there are strategies we can use to be more successful in these classes. Join us to explore some of the keys to success in science and math, and tackle your classes with renewed confidence.

Tuesday
Feb 19, 2019
12:30PM
    -
1:25PM
Campus Change Day
      If you are considering or planning to attend Columbus campus during summer or autumn semester 2019, then this event is for you. Columbus Campus Staff will present information on Columbus campus parking, housing, resources, and much more. Free lunch will be served!

Tuesday
Feb 19, 2019
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Keys to Strategic, Confident Test Taking
      Do you just read through your power-points in preparation for finals? Do you go into exams unsure of how prepared you really are? Does having 3 exams in one week cause you to feel overwhelmed? Do you routinely feel upset when looking over a test because the answer seems so obvious the second time around? Attend this part lecture part interactive workshop on test-taking and gain methods that will help you go into mid-terms and finals with confidence!

Wednesday
Feb 27, 2019
3:30PM
    -
4:30PM
Dealing With Procrastination
      Do you get upset at yourself for waiting to work on an assignment until tomorrow when you know you'd be better off working on it today? Do the few days before the test usually mean you'll lose sleep and become quickly overwhelmed with all the studying you still need to do? Would you like to feel more in control of when you work on projects rather than feel at the mercy or the pressure of a due date? Attend this part lecture part interactive workshop on procrastination and start taking steps toward truly being in control of when you work.

Wednesday
Mar 06, 2019
3:30PM
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4:30PM
Great minds work together: Planning effective study groups
      Working well with others to achieve a common goal is essential to your success professionally and personally. As a college student, you’ll likely experience this on group projects or study groups. This workshop will show you how to plan for success and get the most out of a study group. You will be introduced to social learning and understand why some study groups have successful experiences while others end with disappointment. You’ll also be taught the four stages of group development and how to choose compatible study group members. Finally, you will learn which study group techniques are best for each type of learner and ways to enhance your group’s effectiveness.

Friday
Mar 08, 2019
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Digital Flagship: iPad Tips and Tricks
      In this hands-on session you'll explore how to get the most out of your iPad (and apps). With ideas from Digital Flagship Student Mentors and early feedback from first year students, we've compiled the best tricks and most exciting discoveries for saving time, maximizing use of your apps, and managing a busy and connected life. We'll share these tips and tricks with you, guide you through trying them on your own iPad, and will engage in discussion around how to manage being a college student in a highly connected and technological world. Be sure to bring your charged iPad and charged Apple Pencil!

Wednesday
Mar 20, 2019
3:30PM
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4:30PM
"Puzzled" About Research
      Research can be a real puzzle. Join this workshop to learn how to put the pieces together to better understand how the research process is done. When you are finished you will be able to use Boolean Operators to create search statements that provide you with academic resources to complete course requirements for papers.

Wednesday
Mar 20, 2019
3:30PM
    -
4:30PM
Active Note-taking Strategies
      If you have ever been in a lecture where the teacher was speaking too quickly or just very monotone, you may have wondered how to best take notes. You worry about keeping up or just not sure what to write down at all. At the end of the talk, you wish you had taken notes but weren’t sure how it could have helped. Being an engaged listener and taking effective notes is not always easy. In our active note-taking strategies workshop we will teach you how to be more effective at taking notes so you can get the most out of your classroom instruction. You’ll learn how to recognize instructor emphasis and determine which information is most relevant, how to organize lecture content, how to use abbreviations and symbols to be an efficient note taker. Finally, you’ll learn how to develop an effective study plan based on your notes.

Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
9:50AM
    -
10:50AM
College Success Showcase: By Students, For Students
      At school, we are taught everything from caffeine science to thermodynamics. We learn so much about the world around us--but often fail to learn about ourselves. How do our habits, motivation, and mindset help us achieve our academic and personal goals, and what can we do when obstacles stand in the way of our success? How can we be productive and learn effectively instead of stressing over our academics? During this session, you will learn the answers to these questions and more. The College Success Showcase provides an opportunity for you to engage in conversation with other students while learning from posters, handouts, and presentations. You will leave with new insights about how to ace various aspects of college life.

Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
11:30AM
    -
12:30PM
College Success Showcase: By Students, For Students
      At school, we are taught everything from caffeine science to thermodynamics. We learn so much about the world around us--but often fail to learn about ourselves. How do our habits, motivation, and mindset help us achieve our academic and personal goals, and what can we do when obstacles stand in the way of our success? How can we be productive and learn effectively instead of stressing over our academics? During this session, you will learn the answers to these questions and more. The College Success Showcase provides an opportunity for you to engage in conversation with other students while learning from posters, handouts, and presentations. You will leave with new insights about how to ace various aspects of college life.

Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
1:00PM
    -
2:00PM
College Success Showcase: By Students, For Students
      At school, we are taught everything from caffeine science to thermodynamics. We learn so much about the world around us--but often fail to learn about ourselves. How do our habits, motivation, and mindset help us achieve our academic and personal goals, and what can we do when obstacles stand in the way of our success? How can we be productive and learn effectively instead of stressing over our academics? During this session, you will learn the answers to these questions and more. The College Success Showcase provides an opportunity for you to engage in conversation with other students while learning from posters, handouts, and presentations. You will leave with new insights about how to ace various aspects of college life.

Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
1:00PM
    -
2:00PM
Digital Flagship: iPad Tips and Tricks
      In this hands-on session you'll explore how to get the most out of your iPad (and apps). With ideas from Digital Flagship Student Mentors and early feedback from first year students, we've compiled the best tricks and most exciting discoveries for saving time, maximizing use of your apps, and managing a busy and connected life. We'll share these tips and tricks with you, guide you through trying them on your own iPad, and will engage in discussion around how to manage being a college student in a highly connected and technological world. Be sure to bring your charged iPad and charged Apple Pencil!

Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
2:30PM
    -
4:00PM
Introduction to Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences: A Visit to the Research Festival
      Students will receive a brief introduction to research in the biological sciences and bio-related areas, including advice about how to find a research advisor, what research advisors are looking for, when and how to apply to join a lab, and then proceed to the Undergraduate Research Festival to view actual undergraduate research projects. At the Festival, students will have the chance to ask questions of current undergraduate researchers and find out more about their individual research experiences.

Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
2:40PM
    -
3:40PM
College Success Showcase: By Students, For Students
      At school, we are taught everything from caffeine science to thermodynamics. We learn so much about the world around us--but often fail to learn about ourselves. How do our habits, motivation, and mindset help us achieve our academic and personal goals, and what can we do when obstacles stand in the way of our success? How can we be productive and learn effectively instead of stressing over our academics? During this session, you will learn the answers to these questions and more. The College Success Showcase provides an opportunity for you to engage in conversation with other students while learning from posters, handouts, and presentations. You will leave with new insights about how to ace various aspects of college life.

Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
4:10PM
    -
5:10PM
College Success Showcase: By Students, For Students
      At school, we are taught everything from caffeine science to thermodynamics. We learn so much about the world around us--but often fail to learn about ourselves. How do our habits, motivation, and mindset help us achieve our academic and personal goals, and what can we do when obstacles stand in the way of our success? How can we be productive and learn effectively instead of stressing over our academics? During this session, you will learn the answers to these questions and more. The College Success Showcase provides an opportunity for you to engage in conversation with other students while learning from posters, handouts, and presentations. You will leave with new insights about how to ace various aspects of college life.

Wednesday
Mar 27, 2019
9:50AM
    -
10:50AM
College Success Showcase: By Students, For Students
      At school, we are taught everything from caffeine science to thermodynamics. We learn so much about the world around us--but often fail to learn about ourselves. How do our habits, motivation, and mindset help us achieve our academic and personal goals, and what can we do when obstacles stand in the way of our success? How can we be productive and learn effectively instead of stressing over our academics? During this session, you will learn the answers to these questions and more. The College Success Showcase provides an opportunity for you to engage in conversation with other students while learning from posters, handouts, and presentations. You will leave with new insights about how to ace various aspects of college life.

Wednesday
Mar 27, 2019
11:30AM
    -
12:30PM
College Success Showcase: By Students, For Students
      At school, we are taught everything from caffeine science to thermodynamics. We learn so much about the world around us--but often fail to learn about ourselves. How do our habits, motivation, and mindset help us achieve our academic and personal goals, and what can we do when obstacles stand in the way of our success? How can we be productive and learn effectively instead of stressing over our academics? During this session, you will learn the answers to these questions and more. The College Success Showcase provides an opportunity for you to engage in conversation with other students while learning from posters, handouts, and presentations. You will leave with new insights about how to ace various aspects of college life.

Wednesday
Mar 27, 2019
1:00PM
    -
2:00PM
College Success Showcase: By Students, For Students
      At school, we are taught everything from caffeine science to thermodynamics. We learn so much about the world around us--but often fail to learn about ourselves. How do our habits, motivation, and mindset help us achieve our academic and personal goals, and what can we do when obstacles stand in the way of our success? How can we be productive and learn effectively instead of stressing over our academics? During this session, you will learn the answers to these questions and more. The College Success Showcase provides an opportunity for you to engage in conversation with other students while learning from posters, handouts, and presentations. You will leave with new insights about how to ace various aspects of college life.

Wednesday
Mar 27, 2019
3:30PM
    -
4:30PM
Keys to Strategic, Confident Test Taking
      Do you just read through your power-points in preparation for finals? Do you go into exams unsure of how prepared you really are? Does having 3 exams in one week cause you to feel overwhelmed? Do you routinely feel upset when looking over a test because the answer seems so obvious the second time around? Attend this part lecture part interactive workshop on test-taking and gain methods that will help you go into mid-terms and finals with confidence!

Wednesday
Mar 27, 2019
4:45PM
    -
5:45PM
Resume Workshop
      This workshop will focus on the steps needed for creating an effective resume to use when students are applying for jobs, internships and summer employment.

Thursday
Mar 28, 2019
2:00PM
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3:00PM
Stress Less: Tips for Building Academic Confidence and Resilience
      Sick of forgetting questions you should have known on an exam due to stress? Trying to take that extra class but concerned about handling the work? Have you put off studying or writing essays because it was just too stressful at the time? Attend this 45 minute workshop on stress management and take back control of your reaction to these challenges.

Wednesday
Apr 03, 2019
3:30PM
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4:30PM
Preparing Papers
      An essential part to your college education will be writing a variety of essays and research papers for your courses. Making a compelling argument and properly supporting it with appropriate sources is a necessity to writing a successful paper.

Thursday
Apr 04, 2019
12:30PM
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1:30PM
Resume Workshop
      This workshop will focus on the steps needed for creating an effective resume to use when students are applying for jobs, internships and summer employment.

Wednesday
Apr 10, 2019
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
Digital Flagship: iPad Tips and Tricks
      In this hands-on session you'll explore how to get the most out of your iPad (and apps). With ideas from Digital Flagship Student Mentors and early feedback from first year students, we've compiled the best tricks and most exciting discoveries for saving time, maximizing use of your apps, and managing a busy and connected life. We'll share these tips and tricks with you, guide you through trying them on your own iPad, and will engage in discussion around how to manage being a college student in a highly connected and technological world. Be sure to bring your charged iPad and charged Apple Pencil!

Thursday
Apr 11, 2019
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Digital Flagship: iPad Tips and Tricks
      In this hands-on session you'll explore how to get the most out of your iPad (and apps). With ideas from Digital Flagship Student Mentors and early feedback from first year students, we've compiled the best tricks and most exciting discoveries for saving time, maximizing use of your apps, and managing a busy and connected life. We'll share these tips and tricks with you, guide you through trying them on your own iPad, and will engage in discussion around how to manage being a college student in a highly connected and technological world. Be sure to bring your charged iPad and charged Apple Pencil!