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    Tuesday, March 4th

    HELP! Where do I find the time? Time Management Skills Workshop
    5:00-6:00pm          Room A2131

    Having trouble juggling your busy schedule? This interactive workshop is designed to teach students how to best plan, prioritize, and manage their academic tasks using a variety of time management techniques.  We will also focus on how effective time management can decrease stress levels and tips for avoiding procrastination. For more information: www.govst.edu/gs2u

     

    Wednesday, March 5th

    Ready, Set, GOAL! Rediscovering Your Motivation Workshop
    1:00-2:00pm     Room A2131 This workshop will help you identify key internal and external stimuli that motivate you. We will also look at ways to regain your motivation when it may be lacking.  You will leave this workshop with the personal drive to reach your academic and personal SMART goals. For more information: 708.235.2845

     

     Wednesday, March 12th

    Academic Probation Experience Workshop
    12:30pm -1:30pm     Room A2110
    So your GPA is below a 2.0. Learn more about academic probation and quick tips to support your efforts to returning to good standing. For more information: 708.235.2845

    Tuesday, March 18th

    Writing Responses, Reflections, Critical Reviews, and Essays, Strong Discussion Board Posts
    3pm - 4pm     Library Room TBD 
    Boost the power of your more “informal” class writing with this workshop. Discussions of the resources available, plans for approaching the writing, and ways to power them up will lead to making your contributions really count. Contact: Library Workshop Coordinator (708) 534-4136.

     

    Monday, March 24th

    Great Grades Start With Great Note Taking Skills Workshop
    6pm-7pm     Room A2131
    Having an effective note taking routine is vital to your success as a college student. This workshop will teach students the ins and outs to effective note taking skills: what to do before, during, and after class in order to achieve academic success.  We will focus on strategies for active listening and participation, recognizing key concepts in lecture and textbooks, and effective note taking skills.  For more information: 708.235.2845

     

     Wednesday, March 26th

    The Research Paper: Online Library Resources
    3pm - 4pm    Location: Library
    The library is your gateway to academic resources for assignments and research. In this workshop, we demonstrate the online catalog, the tool used to find books, e-books, videos, and reserves in the GSU Library and how to borrow books from I-Share libraries. We will explain how to choose relevant databases for your topic, develop search terms, find journal articles, and interpret database records and citations.  Contact: Library Workshop Coordinator (708) 534-4136.

    HELP! Where do I find the time? Time Management Skills Workshop
    3pm - 4pm          Room A2131
    Having trouble juggling your busy schedule? This interactive workshop is designed to teach students how to best plan, prioritize, and manage their academic tasks using a variety of time management techniques.  We will also focus on how effective time management can decrease stress levels and tips for avoiding procrastination. For more information: 708.235.2845

    Thursday, March 27th

    The Research Paper: Online Library Resources
    7:30pm - 8:30pm    Location: Library
    The library is your gateway to academic resources for assignments and research. In this workshop, we demonstrate the online catalog, the tool used to find books, e-books, videos, and reserves in the GSU Library and how to borrow books from I-Share libraries. We will explain how to choose relevant databases for your topic, develop search terms, find journal articles, and interpret database records and citations.  Contact: Library Workshop Coordinator (708) 534-4136.

     

    Monday, March 31st

    Graduate School 4-1-1 Workshop
    5pm-6pm     Room A2131
    What's next after undergrad?  Graduate school!  We will help you navigate the hundreds of graduate programs and find one that’s right for you.  Learn some helpful tips on filling out graduate school applications, where to look for funding, and the do's and don'ts about your “letter of interest.” We will also have information about preparing for the GRE/MCAT/LSAT/GMAT. For more information: 708.235.2845

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    Thursday, April 3rd

    The Research Paper: Getting Started Workshop

    3 - 4 p.m.           Library Room TBD  

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    7:30 - 8:30pm    Library Room TBD

    Make a plan and make the grade! This workshop will show you how to find the resources that you need to write an almost stress-free research paper. Included  will be discussions of analyzing the assignment to make certain your paper is on target;  APA documentation styles and where to find the templates and information that make it so much easier; and the importance of developing a focus statement to make organizing the paper a snap. 

    For more information: 708.235.7337


    Tackling the Test Workshop
    Noon-1 p.m.     Room A2131
    Learn how to study smarter, not harder through enhancing your study skills and managing test anxiety. You will also learn how to map a study plan, memorization tips, and how to approach studying for different types of tests.  For more information: 708.235.2845


    Tuesday, April 8th

    Career Services Internship Orientation Workshop
    2 -3 p.m.     Location TBD
    The internship orientation workshop offer student an opportunity to understand the overall internship process, standards expected of them in a professional business setting, and the role of the employer. It also shares tips on how students can utilize their academic experience to successfully relate to the world of work. For more information: 708.235.3974

    First Generation Experience Workshop
    12:30-1:30pm    Room A2131
    Many of our students are first-generation college students and we what to provide a safe environment for them to talk about: academics, cultural, family, and financial hurdles they are/have faced on the path to obtaining a bachelor’s degree at GSU. This open forum is design to allow participants to come and talk about their experiences as a first generation college student and/or learn about what other first generation college students have done to successful. The objective of this forum is to allow students to reflect and explore what keeps them going and potentially develop a short/long-term network of support to ensure their success. For more information: 708.235.2845

      

    Wednesday, April 9th

    Mastering APA Documentation Style
    3 - 4 p.m.    Library (Room TBD)
    From templates to make formatting a snap, crediting sources in your paper, to following rules about contractions, this workshop will help you navigate APA formatting and style. If APA makes you nervous, come to this workshop! For more information: For more information: 708.235.7337

       

    Ready, Set, GOAL! Rediscovering Your Motivation Workshop
    4 - 5 p.m    Room A2131
    This workshop will help you identify key internal and external stimuli that motivate you. We will also look at ways to regain your motivation when it may be lacking.  You will leave this workshop with the personal drive to reach your academic and personal SMART goals.

     

     Wednesday, April 9th   

    Mastering APA Documentation Style
    7:30-8:30 p.m.      Library Room TBD
    From templates to make formatting a snap, crediting sources in your paper, to following rules about contractions, this workshop will help you navigate APA formatting and style. If APA makes you nervous, come to this workshop! For more information: (708) 235-7337

    Monday, April 14th   

    Email/Phone Etiquette 101 Workshop
    3 - 4 p.m.      Room A2131
    WHT U MEAN… SMH!?! Learn about the common practices and mistakes many people make with email/phone messages. This workshop is designed to help advance email/phone communication exchanges. For more information: 708.235.2845

    Wednesday, April 16th

    The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing:  Paraphrasing without Pain
    3 -4:15 p.m.      Library Room TBD
    Paraphrase your sources so that you don’t plagiarize, as well as show you how to credit each source properly. Included will be discussion of plagiarism and ways to make absolutely certain that you avoid it, and the easiest way to properly format your Reference Page. For more information: (708) 235-7337

    Thursday, April 17th

    The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing:  Paraphrasing without Pain
    7:30-8:30 p.m.      Library Room TBD
    Paraphrase your sources so that you don’t plagiarize, as well as show you how to credit each source properly. Included will be discussion of plagiarism and ways to make absolutely certain that you avoid it, and the easiest way to properly format your Reference Page. For more information: (708) 235-7337

    Thursday, April 17th

    Keep Calm, Don’t Stress Management Tips Workshop
    Noon - 1 pm        Room A2131
    Stress is a part of our everyday life. So let’s learn how to identify personal stress factors and apply practical methods for successfully managing stress. For more information: 708.235.2845

    Career Services Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business, Technology and Communications Career and Internship Fair
    2 - 5 p.m.     Location TBD
    Governors State University’s students and new graduates from the College of Business and Public Administration and the College of Arts and Science have an opportunity to meet employers at the “Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business, Technology and Communication Career/Internship Fair” sponsored by the Office of Career Services.  The fair is targeted to all majors in the Business, Public Administration, Arts, and Sciences divisions, and community members, students and alumni from other colleges and universities. The campus represents the diversity of the Chicago area and surrounding communities, and our students have found employment in many fields.  As such, we anticipate a talented pool of students and alumni to be ideal candidates for any number of positions or internships within attending organizations. For more information: 708.235.3974

    Wednesday, April 23

    The Research Paper: Finishing Touches
    3 - 4 p.m.    Room D2401C
    Almost finished with your research paper, but not quite? This workshop will show you what to look for to make certain that you submit a winning paper; an editing checklist to show you what to look for and resources to provide knowledgeable revision suggestions will be offered. For more information: (708) 235-7337

    Thursday, April 24th

    The Research Paper: Finishing Touches
    7:30-8:30 p.m.    Room D2401C
    Almost finished with your research paper, but not quite? This workshop will show you what to look for to make certain that you submit a winning paper; an editing checklist to show you what to look for and resources to provide knowledgeable revision suggestions will be offered. For more information: (708) 235-7337