Academic Success Workshops

SupportNet offers dynamic workshops each semester that empower Fresno State students with valuable information and tools for life-long academic success! The co-curricular learning that students can access through the workshop series presents tremendous value including an introduction to college-level success techniques, recommendations to academic support resources and software, S.M.A.R.T goal-setting, note-taking, structured time management techniques and more! We also utilize the workshop setting to introduce empower student holistic well-being by addressing topics such as motivation, stress management, and self-care. Below includes our Spring 2020 calendar of workshops, a drop-down menu with detailed topic descriptions and resources pertaining to each workshop (including the date/time/location). Workshops are open to all Fresno State students and pre-registration is not necessary. Please have access to your Fresno State student ID number to ensure accuracy during workshop sign-in.

Feel free to browse our Spring 2020 Academic Success Workshop calendar (below), and add any workshops of interest directly to your Google calendar from ours below! We look forward to seeing you there!  Also, follow us on Instagram @ fs_supportnet_workshops.

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Workshop Topic Descriptions and Date/Time/Location  

Vision Board Creation: New Year, New Vision

This workshop aims to build a deeper understanding of one's self-concept and explore how establishing a vision of success is critical to accomplishment by providing the opportunity for students to create artistic representations of self-defined success.  Although we will provide supplies (and light refreshments), feel free to bring any photos or magazines that will personalize your vision board.  

Thursday, 1/23/20 (3:30pm - 4:30pm) @ HML 0102

Wednesday, 1/29/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 0102

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Set, Follow, Achieve: S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting

This interactive workshop establishes an understanding of S.M.A.R.T goals - including how to set, monitor, and build in accountability to maintain persistence toward goal fulfillment.  Every student should expect to leave this workshop having established at least 1 S.M.A.R.T goal. 

Thursday, 2/6/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 2206

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Motivation, Success, and You

This powerful workshop will examine the dynamics of motivation - including the roots that connect this intangible element to energize achievement and success.

Online workshop video coming soon!

Note Taking and Textbook Navigation

This workshop provides great strategies and software for students struggling with noting information - including tips on how to identify what is important enough to note, techniques for note-taking, and how to organize notes to improve the recall of in-class and textbook material.

Monday, 2/10/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 3212

Wednesday, 3/11/20 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) @ USU 311

Tuesday, 3/17/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ USU 311

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A Time for Time Management

This interactive workshop will address common issues that impact time management for many college students (i.e. procrastination and over-commitment) and introduces tools (including software applications) that can initiate steps towards creating a rhythm, routine, and empower the ability to maximize productivity in the use of time.

Tuesday, 2/18/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 2206

Monday, 2/24/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 2206

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Choosing a Major

This workshop will introduce campus resources, career assessments, and more tools that are available to help students explore major options and narrow down the specific details from their interests to help determine a choice.

Thursday, 3/5/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ HML 2206

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Memory and Concentration

This workshop is catered to improving memory, information processing, as well as identifying one's peak time of focus leading to stronger recall and study efficiency.

Thursday, 2/13/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 3212

Wednesday, 2/19/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 3212

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Stress Management for Academic Success

Come participate in this workshop that features live demonstrations of various techniques that empower you to have more control over stress levels during the semester.

Thursday, 2/20/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 3212

Establishing College-Level Success Habits

This workshop builds student knowledge of methods, strategies, and resources for success by simulating realistic situations that strengthen resource navigation and academic problem-solving.

Tuesday, 2/4/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 3212

Wednesday, 2/12/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ HML 2206

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Executing a Winning Exam Game Plan

This workshop will help students develop an effective approach to study and prepare for success with various formats of exams including managing the pressure, stress, self-doubt and test anxiety that may accompany this critical point of the semester. 

Tuesday, 2/25/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ HML 2206

Wednesday, 2/26/20 (12:30pm - 1:30pm) @ HML 3212

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Methods for Improved Reading Comprehension

Interested in discovering how you can increase your ability to recall what you just read?  Has the amount of assigned reading or your interest in reading (especially for specific subjects) affected your comprehension?  This workshop will introduce methods that will challenge how you approach and process various types of reading to maximize your overall comprehension of the material.

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My Journey to Resilience: The Everyday Faces of Uncommon Triumph

This inspiring workshop will feature a panel of students with amazing personal journeys that includes pivotal moments where resilience molded them into the leaders they are today.  Come hear their stories, reflective wisdom and participate in the Q&A session.

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Discovering Your Learning Style 

This workshop will open up a wealth of insight into an individualized understanding of one's most effective means of learning through the VARK (Visual, Aural, Reading/Writing, Kinesthetic) assessment - including recommendations of how to apply the results towards an effective learning process.

Wednesday, 2/5/20 (11:00am - 12:00pm) @ HML 3212

Tuesday, 2/11/20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) @ HML 3212

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Fostering Success for Team-Based Projects

This workshop will feature interactive project-based learning scenarios where the objective is building student savvy in assignments and projects that involve working with group members - including understanding how to leverage qualities within the group for increased productivity, strategies for fostering inclusion, collaboration and accountability, group communication, and developing a realistic timeline for group members to complete the project.

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10 Free Software That Can Boost College Student Success

This workshop presents beneficial academic mobile applications for students to use in their everyday lives. The apps focus on studying effectively, managing time, and staying on task.

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Me, Myself, & I: Self-Care

This workshop will introduce students to best practices, structured methods, and resources to help prioritize self-care and ensure a healthy work/life balance. 

Tuesday, 3/10/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ USU 308

Monday, 3/16/20 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) @ USU 308 

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Roommates 101

This workshop is a collaborative effort between Fresno State's SupportNet Academic Coaching Office and the Off-Campus Student Life Program.  We plan to introduce strategies for building healthy roommate relationships centered on understanding emotional intelligence EQ in interpersonal relationships, establishing boundaries, initiating respectful communication, and balancing household contribution towards a mutually harmonious experience in shared living space. 

(not currently scheduled for Spring 2020, but available to student clubs, organizations, classes etc. by request) 

Overcoming Self-Doubt and the Fear of Failure

This workshop will introduce a variety of techniques that empower students to shift thinking and perspectives that accompany self-doubt, negative self-talk, and fear of failure to lift up a more energized, motivated approach to thinking and action towards success.

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ASW Presentation Request Form

SupportNet's workshops provide valuable information and tools that connect students to life-long academic success! If you are interested in having our team conduct a presentation in your classroom, at a student training, or during a meeting for a student club or organization please fill out our request form below. We will be glad to assist!

Please click on the link below to submit the SupportNet Presentation Request Form. After the form has been submitted, a SupportNet Academic Coach will follow-up to confirm time/location/topic and any other presentation details.

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